Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is deeply entrenched in Dominican culture, an influence going back centuries to the colonial Spanish times. You can horseback ride along the hills, and colorful villages of the DR in any location countrywide. Puerto Plata’s hills are difficult to beat, with a lush terrain that passes by rivers, cattle, and vast swaths of pure Caribbean scenery. Samaná’s coconut-filled valleys and clifftop sea views offer a dreamy backdrop. In Bayahíbe, you can get into the hills alongside sugar plantations. La Romana’s Casa de Campo boasts one of the best equestrian centers in the Caribbean, and offers cattle ranch trails, as well expert-led lessons in English or Western-style riding and jumping.

Whether novice or expert, horseback riding is a fun way to explore the DR’s countryside.

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Horseback ride across lush cattle ranches in Puerto Plata, or along Samaná’s coconut-studded hills.

 
 
Hop on a guided horseback ride around Constanza’s gorgeous valleys and villages. Routes offered include a ride to El Divino Niño Monument, or along the pine forests of the Constanza Valley.
Constanza
Horseback riding is an intrinsic part of Jarabacoan mountain life. Ride your way to the area’s popular waterfalls, including Salto Baiguate and Salto de Jimenoa, or alongside countryside paths and vegetable plantations, and take in the area’s spectacular spring weather and mountain scenery.
Jarabacoa
Casa de Campo’s equestrian center is one of the best equipped in the Caribbean. Beginners as well as avid riders can find their fit here, along Casa de Campo’s cattle ranch trails.
Bayahíbe, La Romana
Reaching El Limón waterfall is an adventure that takes you on a 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) journey through thick forest, on horseback or on foot down lush hilly terrain, while spotting flora and fauna along the way. You can also go canyoning through El Limón river to reach the falls.
Samaná

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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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The DR has an impressive variety of landscapes in a short distance. Our hospitality is what differentiates us from other places. It is not a skill that can be taught, it’s part of our culture and who we are. 🌞
  
No matter where you go, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles and feel welcome. People open the doors to their homes and to their hearts and make you feel like part of their family. 🏞🌿  📸:  @tripmoz   
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Samaná’s unique beaches are a sight to see! Its colors won’t cease to impress you.  🌊🌴
  
Samaná’s small town Las Terrenas is home to Playa Bonita, a large bay with several international boutique hotels, private villas and renowned restaurants. The beach has two sections, the western part with still swimming water and the eastern area where the waters are active and ideal for beginner surfers.🏄🏽‍♀️🌞   📸: @isvvisual   
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The Dominican Republic is almost in the humpback whale watching season in the Samaná Bay, where every year, an amazing spectacle is presented, a source of enjoyment for tourists from all over the world.  🐳🌊
  
Approximately three thousand 40-ton cetaceans migrate from the cold waters of the north to mate in the warm, crystalline waters of Samaná and impress us with their leaps, tails and flippers movements. 🌀🐚   📸: @irusik_dominicana   
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There are few places in the world as impressive as Barahona. Its landscapes make you stop and admire their beauty, and leave you feeling peaceful and full of joy. 🏞
 
Enjoy an unforgettable scenic drive in the Barahona Enriquillo Coastal Highway, on the way out of Barahona town and along the southwestern coast. The Caribbean Sea sparkles turquoise on your left, while the mountains of Barahona tower on your not-so-distant right.  🌿🌬  📸: @dannyrtejeda  @drmediagroup 
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