It's a big country. When planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, you'll need to pick among the six main regions.
PUNTA CANA, BAYAHIBE & SOUTHEAST
White sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts, Taino caves, offshore islands. The most touristy area of the country.
PUERTO PLATA AND THE NORTH COAST
Outdoor adventure galore (kitesurfing, surfing, hiking, river dipping), cultural excursions, fishing villages and beaches to no end, coffee and cacao plantations, amber mines, merengue tipico, and stunning sunsets.
SANTIAGO & THE CIBAO
Agricultural heartland of the DR. Verdant landscapes with peaks, farms, waterfalls, scenic drives, riverside and mountain lodges, river tubing, pine forests, strawberries, cool weather. And the mighty Pico Duarte.