Our Top 5 Must-Do's
TAKE A BOAT TO PARADISE ISLAND
Thinking about staying near Puerto Plata? Just west of this tourist destination exists a small island called Cayo Arena, or Paradise Island (we know it doesn’t translate! But those are the names!) Most easily accesible from Playa Ensenada in Punta Rucia, a day trip to this beautiful sand bay is a must! Check out our highlight video here!
STAY IN A TREEHOUSE
Dominican Treehouse Village has taken the internet by storm in the past few years, and there’s no doubt why! Some might call this an instagrammers dream, while others love that you can get away from the all-inclusive hotel vibe and actually get to see the beautiful and diverse landscapes the country has to offer.
SCUBA DIVE IN ISLA SAONA
An Island well-known for it’s beautiful white sand and blue waters, most people take a day trip here. We, however, decided to explore it a little further by doing a scuba diving day trip with GoDive Bayahibe. You get two dives, a beautiful boat ride and a few hours at the island, and a stop at the natural pools on the way back (bluest waters I’ve ever seen! Visibility diving was amazing!) Check out the video here!
STARGAZE IN VALLE NUEVO, CONSTANZA
Who knew there were mountains in the Dominican Republic? About an hour from the town of Santiago, you’ll find the mountainous region of Constanza. Keep driving up a bit and you’ll reach Valle Nuevo and numerous campgrounds in the area. It’s a great place to experience nature and the light pollution is very low here, which makes it perfect for star-gazing (but come prepared as it does get very COLD!)