Birds circle a small rocky island topped with vegetation.

National Parks in the Dominican Republic

In an effort to preserve the ecosystems of the Dominican Republic, 16 national parks, nine natural monuments, and six scientific reserves have been created. Here is an overview of some of the country’s notable parks.

The flag of the Dominican Republic.

Day-Tripping in Monte Plata

If you are vacationing in the city of Santo Domingo and seeking a refreshing change from the typical day trip to the beach, try going inland to the rich countryside of the province of Monte Plata.