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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With views overlooking Plaza de España on one side, and the Ozama River on the other, Alcázar de Colón is the oldest vice regal residence in the Americas, and the first fortified palace, turned into a museum showcasing 16th century furniture, art, musical instruments, and weapons.  🌃🏛
  
Winding staircases lead towards the couple’s well-preserved bedrooms, and to the lavish crystal chandelier-lit reception hall where events were hosted for the Spanish aristocracy. 🌀⚓️  📸: @nelsonguzman01 
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The Dominican Republic is full of dazzling landscapes! The lush mountainous region of the San Cristóbal Province offers great and unique views. 🏞🌿
  
Take a hike through various puddles and trails surrounded by nature to explore Los Charcos de Nizao. Its rock formations make it the perfect natural playground to jump into the refreshing water.   📸: @sirenomanrd  @jfidelio__cruz  
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Tucked inside Valle Nuevo National Park, in an area known as La Nevera, this pyramid-shaped monument sits at an altitude of around 7,500 feet. ⛰🌿 
Spanish artisans from the communities of Constanza and San José de Ocoa carved the two cone-shaped structures as a symbol of their gratitude for the completion of the San José de Ocoa-Constanza road in 1958. 🌬🧣  📸: @carlostorresrd  
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Dominican gastronomy is a symphony of colors, textures and flavors.  🍛❤️
  
Every Dominican meal is a celebration of friendship and family unity cooked with love. Our rich cultural heritage provided the right mix of ingredients and cooking methods to make the most scrumptious and varied cuisine. 
  
What’s your favorite Dominican dish? 🍽   📸:@cositafrita   
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Get ready to be stunned by Catalina Island’s powder-fine white sand, calm waters and abundant marine life. 🌞🌴
  
This small island is surrounded by a marine coral reef nature preserve, at its center a tropical forest encircled by fine white sand and calm waters. The island is easily accessible by boat and excursions are provided by the surrounding hotels.  🌊  📸:@depauladrone    
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Bahía de las Águilas is the definition of beauty. Your eyes won’t believe that shade of blue is real. There is absolutely no other place like it. You’ll be instantly taken aback and reach a complete state of relaxation. 🌀🌊
  
It is located within the Jaragua National Park in Pedernales and boasts five miles of white sand perfection and abundant marine life.  
  
Who would you like to share this stunning place with? 🐚👯‍♀️   📸: @jmpprd   
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Cayo Levantado is not only known just for its pristine white sands, but its authentic vibes and delicious gastronomy make it the perfect day trip! 🐚🌊
  
Cayo Levantado is sometimes referred to as Barcardi Island. It earned that nickname thanks to its location use as a paradise beach in Bacardi ads. It’s one of the prettiest spots in the Dominican Republic. 🌴🌞
  
Raise your hand if you’d like to be there right now!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️  📸: @maripilimendoza 
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Sans Souci Terminal is on the east side of Santo Domingo, across the Ozama River. Tourists landing there are next door to the attractions of the Columbus Lighthouse, the National Aquarium and Los Tres Ojos Nature Park. ⚓️
  
Its facilities receive a ferry from Puerto Rico and there is a convention center with a capacity for 7,000 people.  🐚🌿  📸: @naturalfeelsrd 
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Feel the authentic Punta Cana vibe and let yourself be captivated by an electrifying world full of surprises, adventures, daring, and full participation. 👯‍♀️  @cirquedusoleil brings us #KOOZA an experience that is not just incredibly fun, but an exciting experience that will be the best part of your vacation.  🎪💃🏻  Shows every week until April 10 under the Big Top in Downtown Punta Cana! 🙌   #GoDomRep #MyDR #PuntaCana #GoPuntaCana
What time is it? It’s yummy o’clock! Every meal prepared by loving Dominican hands it’s just delightful and it turns into a joyous occasion. If Dominicans are present, fun is to be had. 🍽🍗
  
Tostones, crispy, fried and flattened plantains, are the perfect side dish that go with almost every meal. Fried chicken, or chicharrón de pollo, as it’s locally known, is very popular around the DR and its flavor is enhanced with the delicious Dominican sobrito. 🌀  📸: @cositafrita 
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