Fishing

Recognized fishing destinations in the DR include Bayahíbe, a village founded by fishermen in the 19th century, as well as Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Samaná, all of which offer sports fishing with the possibility of hooking marlin, barracuda, and dorado or mahi mahi, among others. Freshwater river fishing is popular in La Romana, and in Río San Juan, to catch snooker or wahoo. Reef trolling and deep sea fishing opportunities abound along the reefs of Cabarete and Sosúa.

Fishing tournaments are popular in the Punta Cana, La Romana and Bayahíbe areas, when it gets lively with beachside music, and plenty of fresh catch cooked on site. A great way to experience traditional fishing is to find the fishing cooperative in your chosen destination, and learn from the best.

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Dominican Republic

Chasing tail—marlin, wahoo, and mahi mahi, among others—reveals the pulse of our fishing villages.

 
 
From local fishermen who head out every morning to return with the day’s catch, to sports fishing centers who take visitors out to see the abundant waters off these southeastern shores, this is an angler’s paradise.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
La Romana is an ideal base for sports fishers; deep sea or river fishing trips are available year-round from the marina, though the best season ranges from February through May to hook marlin, barracuda, kingfish, sailfish, or river snooker.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
From Bávaro to Cap Cana, fly your rod along one of the longest coastlines in the Caribbean region and catch wahoo, mahi mahi, grouper, and billfish, among others.
Punta Cana
Kayaking, fishing, hiking, boating, and bird watching through a tunnel of mangroves: these are a handful of activities to enjoy on the Laguna de Bávaro-home to reptiles and flora.
Punta Cana
Playa Cabeza de Toro is popular with tourists who stay at a number of on-site resorts. The area’s calm, bay-like waters are ideal for snorkeling and fishing.
Punta Cana
Boca Chica is the prime sailing destination for the south of the Dominican Republic. It is home to the Santo Domingo Yacht Club, with its Sailing School that is open to the general public. Calling ahead is recommended to reserve lessons with the instructors since this is a private club. World-class instruction is available all […]
Boca Chica

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Trying to decide between mountains and beach? Problem solved: In Playa Ermitaño you’ll get both!  🏞🌊
  
The Samaná peninsula has a myriad of idyllic beaches like this one. This beach has been hiding among mountains and a lush foliage for a long time waiting to be explored. Have some fun climbing the crooked palm trees that point to its turquoise water, which beckons you for a pleasant swim. 🌞🌴  📸: @tripmoz
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Thanks to the effort that each Dominican makes  every day to provide an unforgettable experience while maintaining high health and quality standards, the Dominican Republic has been awarded as the #1 country in the world in tourism recovery by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)!🇩🇴🙌  #GoDomRep #MyDR #OrgulloPais
Looking to unwind? 🌴  Start planning your trip to Bayahíbe today! It packs its own punch in white sand beaches and diverse accommodations. ☀️🏝  This scenic fishing town boasts multiple beaches on its coastline, including Dominicus Beach and 
several more pristine, diamond-white stretches offshore on Catalina and Saona islands. Its nearby Taíno caves are filled with mystery, and freshwater springs inside Cotubanamá National Park🌊🏝  📸: @tainodrone @tracaderobeachresort
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The low-lying Cave of the Swallows or Cueva de las Golondrinas is tucked along the scraggly Atlantic coastline of Río San Juan, just a five-minute boat ride from town. An optional stop on tours of Laguna Gri Gri, your captain will steer the boat inside the small cavern–watch your head–to view its rock composition from ceiling to floor while you float on crystal clear turquoise waters. Once the boat exits the cave, you can choose to swim in the calm natural pool surrounding the area.🤿🐠  Tag someone you'd love to explore this astonishing place with. 👯‍♀️🌞  📸: @nomadavirtual
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Dominican Republic has been awarded as the #1 country in the world in tourism recovery by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)!🇩🇴🙌  Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the organization, highlighted that the Dominican tourism model stands out for achieving the most successful recovery of the industry, reaching record figures in tourist arrivals.✈️📌  #GoDomRep #MyDR #DominicanRepublic
What are your plans for this summer?🌞  Imagine spending your days lying on a Caribbean beach, surrounded by palm trees. Imagine if this place has everything you need for spend the most relaxing vacation of your life!🌴🌊  If you’re daydreaming about the perfect summer, the pristine beaches and the palm trees of Saona Island is waiting for you! 🙌  Start planning your summer and add Saona Island to the list!  📸: @sirkaick
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The only crowd you will find in Samaná are its stunning palm trees, which can be found throughout the peninsula, even in the mountains🌴  Time seems to stop in Samaná. Life is very relaxed and the main focus is its astounding nature. Nothing else seems to matter, besides having a great time.  How incredible is this view? 🌞🐚  📸: @mitja_baran
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1,000-miles of coastline bliss. Looking to unwind? Start planning your trip to Cap Cana today! 🌴🌞  From boutique villas to all-inclusive resorts with suites big enough for the family, or private hideouts for a romantic getaway with swim-up rooms and private plunge pools, there is room for all.  📸: @eugeniovarandas
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Friday strolls in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo are always pleasant.  🌆
 
Enjoy a nice afternoon stroll around cobblestone streets and take your time to admire the 16th century architecture. Shop your heart out in the pedestrian El Conde Street and giftshops that are located around Parque Colón and all the side streets. As the sun goes down, enjoy the varied international gastronomy in our many restaurants.  🌞🌿  📸: @robertvasquez 
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