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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The San Pedro Apóstol Cathedral is a beautiful emblem of the city of San Pedro de Macorís.  Recently restored, this neo-Gothic style temple, whose concrete construction dates back to the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, has a rich religious and architectural legacy. You won't be disappointed walking inside to see the artwork, carvings, statues, woodwork and stoned glass.⛪️🔔
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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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Samaná’s shopping is diverse and plentiful. It offers numerous handmade arts and crafts. Pick up amber or larimar jewelry, Taíno-inspired ceramics, paintings, cigars, chocolate, coffee, mamajuana or our famous faceless dolls.  What’s your favorite Dominican souvenir? 🪴
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Flying through the air in paradise. Would you dare try this out? Find bliss in a simple, but thrilling activity in the best setting of all: Samaná.  Samaná natural attractions are seemingly endless. Its secluded beaches, rivers and mountains are delightful. Its people are caring and welcoming.  When you finish your vacation, it won’t be over. It will dwell within you.🌴🌞  📸: @beautifuldestinations @parisverra
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Besides fun watersports, Cabarete offers exclusive vacation home rentals and villas for those lucky enough to find the eternal vacation. 🏄  How about getting a break for the entire winter season? You’ll find a myriad of activities in Puerto Plata and beyond.  Whether you’d like to visit short-term or long-term, you’ll find the right activity for you in Cabarete. 🌴🐚  📸: @tourdelust @seahorseranchcabarete 
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Stop, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the wondrous nature around you. 🌬  Salto El Limón will be the most rewarding part of your hike through the mountains. As the years pass, the most enjoyable moments are the ones that remain fresh our memory. Make it count now. Just come to Samaná and let us take care of the rest.  Is this your kind of vacation? Share your most memorable waterfall moment in the comments🏞❤️
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Do you prefer vacations by the mountains or by the beach?  Perched at an altitude of 1,736 feet in the Cordillera Central mountain range, Jarabacoa features cool temperatures, fresh rivers, and sweeping green landscapes flanked by dense pine forests that will help you find pure joy. It is a world of outdoor adventures: river rafting, tubing, canyoning and rappelling. 🌳🏞  Who would like to enjoy this magnificent view? Tag someone who would!👥
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The key to Dominican cuisine is the wide variety of local organic produce that grow in its fertile land, after being planted by caring hands. 🥬🍆🥑🍠
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The beauty of this place is sublime. Where else can you have an entire beach for yourself? And a beach like this, no less!  Coming to Bahía de las Aguilas is truly a privilege. There are miles and miles of unspoiled beach all around. Snorkeling here is a dream. While you explore this place, the struggles of daily life will banish and you will start living in the moment. 🌊🌿  That is the true power of this enchanted land.
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