One of the most famous attractions in the Dominican Republic is El Limon, a waterfall located in a mountainous region just outside of Samana. The waterfall is 120 feet high, according to Ministerio de Turismo de República Dominicana, the country's tourism bureau.Continue Reading
Visitors to El Limon encounter tropical flowers and cocoa plants on their way to see the waterfall. Some travelers even ride to the waterfall on horseback.
Alcázar De Colón is another famous landmark in the Dominican Republic. This is the home where the son of Christopher Columbus lived. Travelers also visit Basílica de la Santísima Cruz de El Seibo, a church just a short distance from Central El Seibo, Carlos Goico's house in downtown Santo Domingo and the National Pantheon, which is the burial site for some of the country's most famous citizens.Learn more about Caribbean
The national animal of the Dominican Republic is the Palm Chat. The small songbird is found in abundance on the island nation.Full Answer >
National Geographic and Reise Know-How both offer detailed and informative travel maps of the Dominican Republic, and MapQuest.com offers a good online map of the country. OmniMap.com features a range of Dominican travel maps for sale online, including the National Geographic and Reise Know-How maps.Full Answer >
Travelers are more likely to avoid the rainy season in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic between late November and early April, rather than in the summer months. The rainy season tends to occur between late April and early November, while February and March tend to be the driest months.Full Answer >
The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its capital city is Santo Domingo, which is also the largest city in the country.Full Answer >