Caving

The Dominican Republic’s first inhabitants left behind signs of their presence in numerous underground caverns found across the country, where they once took refuge or performed rituals. Today, hiking into these mysterious chambers, marked with petroglyphs and pictographs, is a thrilling experience. From easy entry to Indiana Jones-style expeditions, there’s a cave to suit everyone. Southeast, Cotubanamá National Park reveals caves punctuated with emerald freshwater lagoons. Just outside of Santo Domingo, Los Tres Ojos National Park is an easy walk into one of the largest underground caverns in the country, linked by a series of lagoons. Near La Romana, Cueva de Las Maravillas reveals hundreds of pictographs. Scape Park, in Cap Cana, takes you into the tunnels of Iguabonita Cave, with its impressive limestone formations. Los Haitises National Park is home to caves that are reached by boat, and boast a high number of pictographs. The most challenging and adventurous of all is Cueva Fun Fun, as the name suggests, not least because you’ll have no option but to rappel into its entrance. The least visited, yet most impressive caves are in the southwest, including El Pomier, and Las Caritas de los Indios.

There’s a cave to match every age and fitness level.

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Ancient Taino caves, tucked deep inside the DR’s rainforests and parks, offer the most adrenaline-filled spelunking adventures.

 
 
Tucked inside Scape Park, in the Cap Cana area, this “blue hole” cenote offers a refreshing swim in natural, cool spring waters. Surrounded in lush rainforest, Hoyo Azul sits at the foot of a 75-meter (246-foot) tall limestone cliff covered in vegetation.
Punta Cana
Laguna Dudú’s series of turquoise, freshwater lagoons surrounded with caves and lush forest will keep you swimming all day long. Rent a kayak to navigate the waters, explore one of the caves on foot, or brave the makeshift zipline at your own risk.
Puerto Plata
Climb a series of sturdy wooden steps and explore the large number of petroglyphs across the walls, faces suggesting the presence of Tainos thousands of years ago.
Barahona
One of multiple cenotes tucked inside Scape Park, Las Ondas sits in an ancient, underground cavern with just a sliver of sunlight, but magical fresh waters. A leisurely eco trail through a dry forest leads towards a steep, wooden staircase that descends into the cave.
Punta Cana
Los Haitises National Park is one of the crown jewels of the Dominican Republic’s national park system. Los Haitises attracts numerous visitors who come here by boat to see its magnificent series of high rock formations; also, it boasts extensive mangroves along its bay, dotted with keys and caves.
Samaná
Take a nature break around ancient Taino caves and lagoons.
Santo Domingo
Reached by boat from Las Galeras, Playa Frontón’s stunning shoreline is a sight for sore eyes. Its brilliant fine white sand sits at the foot of a 90 meter (300-foot) metamorphic, rocky cliff, with its shoreline dotted with bright green coconut trees.
Las Galeras, Samaná
Part of the Jaragua National Park, a series of three river fed natural pools tucked in a partially open cave, and hugged by rocky formations.
Pedernales

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Who else would enjoy sweeping views of the Chavón River and the Caribbean Sea? A marvelous day at Altos de Chavón is about to start. Walk the cobblestone streets of this charming replica of a 16th century Italian village.  Visit its Grecian-style amphitheater, church, shops, boutiques, art gallery, restaurants, and archaeological museum. 💒⛲️  It’s located between Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, so it’s accessible from either destination. 📍🌿🚗  #GoDomRep #OpenDR #AltosdeChavon #laromana
Breathing fresh air, getting a cup of fresh Dominican coffee that came from the same mountains, and taking in this view of Jarabacoa: priceless. ☕️🌬  Jarabacoa is a charming town located in the Cordillera Central, among the highest mountains of the Caribbean. Spend the days going to waterfalls, rappelling, paragliding, horseback riding or visiting a coffee plantation. 🏔🏞  Tag who you want to take here!👫  📸: @crisnoble_02 
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Genuine hospitality is something we excel at. 🌞  Skills can be taught, but Dominican hospitality comes naturally and is just part of our identity. Our smiles says it all.  A trek by the river will reward you with a refreshing natural pool and an astonishing cascade at Salto de Jima, Bonao. After your adventure-filled day, top it off with a hearty Dominican lunch prepared by María’s loving hands. 🏞  Isn’t a meal in the countryside the best? Share your happy moments in the Dominican countryside.🌾 
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Weekend forecast: 100% chance of fun! Gushing rivers, high altitudes, and tropical rainforests overlooking coastlines: zip lining takes on a new meaning in the DR.  At Samaná you’ll find the longest zip line run in the country. Glide in pairs and flip upside-down at 400 feet above the verdant hills of El Valle. This is a great way to take in a panoramic view of the splendid landscape.  What's the most exhilarating activity or sport you've tried?🌴🌞
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How amazing is this view and have you been to Las Terrenas yet? 🌊🌴  Las Terrenas is a charming beach town that is surrounded by several beaches, which provide different experiences, even though they’re not far away. Samaná is blessed with wondrous nature and warm people that will leave marks on your memory.  Do you have any favorite picturesque spots in Samaná?🐚🌞
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