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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Is there a better way to start the day? Breathe, stretch, focus on the good, repeat! 🧘‍♂️  A calming beach-front yoga session in Cabarete will recharge you and get you ready for a day filled with adventures hitting the waves. In Cabatete relaxation, adventure and fun make a perfect blend. 🌊  📸: @hotelvillataina 
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Experience priceless moments in Santo Domingo. This lovely city is not only ideal for history buffs and business travelers. Families can also enjoy many fun activities. 💓😎  You can visit the playground areas and amusement park with go karts at the Malecón. In the Colonial City, children can learn in a fun way at Museo Trampolín, make their own chocolate bars and eat artisanal ice cream.  What’s your ideal activity to do with your family?  📸: @trailingtravelers 
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Fact: After a day relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming and snorkeling in the pristine blue waters, you won’t want to leave the gorgeous Cayo Arena. 🌞🏝  Located in Montecristi, just two hours west of Puerto Plata, this small but mighty sandbar is one of the best places in Dominican Republic to see exotic fish and coral reefs while swimming in the crystal-clear, warm waters.  📸: @vanespinal 
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There are hidden gems all around Dominican Republic. A multitude of beaches allows for blissful moments of solitude to relax and enjoy the beauty of the DR. 🌴🌊  The pristine beaches and palm-soaring palm trees of Playa Esmeralda, Miches are waiting for you.  What are some places you’d like to explore in Dominican Republic?  📸: @thegoodlifemiches 
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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.  📸 @carloshorton.a
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The Peravia province has a unique geography with beaches, sand dunes, salt mines, mangroves, and mountainous landscapes, making it a tropical paradise and a nature lover's dream. 🌞🌄  Playa Punta Salinas is perfect for wind water sports and snorkeling. It has crystal-clear water, phenomenal food and is perfect to watch the sunset. Visit the sea salt pools nearby to take awesome pictures.  Without looking up the name, tell us how long it took you to spot it in a map.  📸 @jo.hero 
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The Espaillat province is filled with astonishing natural attractions that are perfect for the adventurous types. You can explore mountains, go swimming in water canyons and jump off cliffs.  Salto de los Bueyes is located in Villa Trina, Espaillat and it’s formed by the Arroyo Grande River. Its crystalline waters beckon you to dive into them and be enticed by its impressive beauty. 🌿🌊  Tag someone who would love this!👯‍♀️  📸: @arielfermin 
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Enjoy relaxing moments in the cosmopolitan side of Santo Domingo. The capital of the Dominican Republic is an ideal “Bleisure” destination since it combines work and pleasure in a perfect balance. 🌿🌞
 
The central side of Santo Domingo is filled with chic restaurants where you can try a different Dominican and international cuisine every day of your vacation. As the sun goes down, you can go bar hopping to experience the most exciting nightlife. 🎉  📸: @jwmarriottsdq 
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Walk back in time and feel the Taíno presence at the “Cave of Wonders”. Located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, Cueva de las Maravillas is a 2,624-feet cave system that houses hundreds of well-preserved Taíno pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. 🪨🌿
 
This is one of the most accessible caverns in the DR. Stroll amid impressive samples of rock art, stalactites, and stalagmites.🗿🌞
 
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