The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation to the east of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. It is known for its beaches, resorts, and golf. Its territory includes rainforest, savannah, and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Caribbean. The capital, Santo Domingo, preserves Spanish monuments such as the Catedral Primada de America, a Gothic cathedral from five centuries ago located in the Zona Colonial district. Are you ready to put your wedding dress in the wardrobe? And, after doing the same with your man’s wedding dress, go on an unforgettable honeymoon in this surprising land? I recommend you leave your wedding shoes at home with heels. But bring comfortable shoes and a nice pair of flip flops for days at sea!
The Dominican Republic is full of parks to explore to exchange phrases of love completely immersed in uncontaminated nature. But not only! You can also have fun in its many water parks. Where you can watch dolphins and jump into the pool after circling on spectacular slides. It is one of the best places for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Among the “blue” ones, you can’t miss the Ocean World Adventure Park in Puerto Plata. The perfect combination of a luxury resort and an open-air zoo; finally, Marinarium Excursions offers exciting water tours for everyone, near Punta Cana. In this place, there is also a fantastic Dolphin Island Park. Where you can swim in the sea with dolphins.
There are also “hybrid” places, where the pleasant vegetation of the territory is crossed by suggestive waterfalls. And waterways, as happen at 27th Chaos (27 waterfalls). Located in the northern area near the city of Santiago. And at the Parque Nacional de Jaragua, inhabited by elegant pink flamingos that are reflected in the water. Finally, the Manati Park in Punta Cana is home to a multitude of different animal species. And, for this reason, it is considered the largest in the country.
The famous beaches of the Dominican Republic
After a week of exciting excursions in the midst of nature. And fun days in the water parks, why not treat yourself to some relaxation? Especially if you have married in winter, you have certainly shown off a fantastic winter wedding dress. But we want to talk about how much you miss the summer sun? Rest assured: the beautiful season lasts all year round in the Dominican Republic! It will be fantastic to enjoy it sprawling in the sun that illuminates the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is one of the best places for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Among the most renowned, they include:
-In Punta Cana, in the east, the Bavaro beach and the long Playa Juanillo
-In the Parque Nacional de Jaragua, to the south-west, the Bahia de las Aguilas
– The north of the country, Playa Dorada and Casa Marina Beach
-In an exclusive cove north of Samaná Bay, the paradisiacal Playa Rincon
While you are basking in a deserved laziness, maybe you will find the time to send a postcard to the same friends to whom you had sent the wedding invitations. Beware of envy though, because with such a view … the risk is very high!
Other attractions: naturalistic and cultural excursions
-But things do not end there: you can use the time of your honeymoon in this South American paradise in a thousand other ways, from snorkeling on the Island to Catalina ‘ whale watching (from English whale watching, .ndr) in the bay of Samana. It is one of the best places for an unforgettable honeymoon.
-Moreover, lovers of mountain excursions will be happy to know that the western part of the country is crossed by a mountain range called the Cordillera Central, which houses the highest peak in the Caribbean: the Pico Duarte.
The Dominican Republic is also known for being the land of golfers: if you are a fan of this sport or just curious, you will find long stretches of lawn where you can slide your white balls.
Finally, you can only spend a few days visiting the capital Santo Domingo, where you can admire the splendid Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria la Menor, which was the first church in America and is therefore known as Catedral Primada. Not far away, you can stroll through the famous Calle Las Damas, the first street in Santo Domingo where women used to pass in the colonial years and which today is full of ancient buildings and embellished with fascinating azulejos.