Inland Safaris

From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana, hopping on an inland safari is a great way to get a feel for the Dominican countryside. Major tour operators offer a variety of excursions into the nearest villages and towns, where you’ll be the only tourists, as you ride deep into the hills on all-terrain trucks, or drive in your own ATV or quad, taking in the scenery and meeting our locals along the way. In Puerto Plata, excursions take you along the north coast’s lush hills and into traditional homes where you’ll sip on freshly chopped coconut to cool off. In Punta Cana, safaris ride through towns like Otra Banda, where meat shops hang their produce outdoors, and end with sun and sand at Macao Beach.

Inland safaris, available from most tourist hubs, reveal the DR beyond the beach.

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INLAND SAFARIS IN
Dominican Republic

Bump and ride past cattle, stop in villages for fresh coconut water, and tour plantations: the DR’s inland safaris are a window into the country’s scenic countryside.

 
 
Whether riding in an all-terrain truck or steering your own ATV on bumpy dirt roads, you’ll quickly immerse deep into Puerto Plata’s scenic countryside–stopping at a local’s home for coffee, or for views along the Atlantic coastline for photo ops.
Puerto Plata
Ride through the Dominican countryside in off-road vehicles, meet locals, and feel the warmth of the DR.
Punta Cana
Hop in all-terrain vehicles to drive your way to Playa Rincón, or Playa El Valle, while passing through rural communities along the way, stopping for local snacks and drinks, lunch on the beach, and even a waterfall swim.
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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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