Popular for its beaches, lush landscapes, resorts and golf courses, Dominican Republic is a great holiday destination in the Caribbean drawing millions of tourists every year. The nation offers so many family-friendly activities beyond its beaches and has an amazing range of different attractions that definitely have something exciting for adults and children.
Here we’ve compiled the list of things families can do while holidaying in Dominican Republic:
Visit Dolphin Island Park
Situated very close to Punta Cana, Dolphin Island Park is a wonderful place to spot plenty of dolphins. It was the only park in the country to introduce the concept of swimming with dolphins in the sea. You can visit here with your kids and have a first-hand experience in interacting with dolphins. A majority of visitors are found snorkelling, swimming and taking pictures with dolphins, sharks, sea lions and stingrays here in the park all throughout the year.
Experience the best of water fun at Los Delfines Water Park
Ideal for both kids as well as adults, Los Delfines Water Park claims to be the biggest water park in the Caribbean. Located between Juan Dolio and Boca Chica, it is a perfect place to try wave pools and explore over a dozen other attractions. There are 17 water slides and nine pools in the park to get lost in. The park also comprises an onsite restaurant and bar offering plenty of space for leisurely family meals after a refreshing day of sliding and splashing.
Discover the ChocoMuseo
While having an ideal shopping day at the Mundo Auténtico shopping complex, you can also discover the ChocoMuseo for a unique experience with your family. Located inside the complex, ChocoMuseo is a place to get a taste of true Dominican chocolate made fresh from locally grown cacao beans. Your kids would love to watch how chocolate begins as a bean and turns into tempting candy through interactive daily activities. Visitors can also enjoy chocolate drinks and desserts offered at the museum’s cafeteria.
Enjoy White Water Rafting on the Yaque Del Norte River
If you and your family happen to be water-sports lovers, Yaque Del Norte River is the place you must visit. It is actually the longest river in the Dominican Republic and is ideally known for offering thrilling white water rafting opportunities. Nature enthusiasts are sure going to be amazed by the picturesque scenery around the river. You may also get to face some challenging rapids while rafting with the safety equipment all provided to ensure everyone’s protection.
Explore the Santo Domingo Aquarium
Santo Domingo Aquarium is a wonderful place to discover the underwater world in the Caribbean. It is one of the largest aquariums in the Caribbean situated on the Caribbean Sea. Here you can take the experience up a notch with a tunnel you can walk through completely surrounded by the water. Sharks, fish and even sea turtles – all can be found here. There is also a shaded park outside the aquarium well-maintained with benches and comprising an area with children’s playground overlooking the Caribbean Sea.