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.

Open boxes of cigars on shelves in a shop.

Shopping in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a great place for all your shopping needs, whether you’re looking for fine art, jewelry, shoes, or perishable souvenirs like Dominican rum, cigars, or coffee.

View along the mountain range while hiking Pico Duarte.

Hiking Pico Duarte: Tips and Trails

Nearly 3,000 people hike Pico Duarte and the surrounding peaks every year. Here’s what you need to know to plan a trip to the “Dominican Alps” including information on hiking trails and hiring guides.