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Best Beaches in the Dominican Republic to get your Suntan



The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation with Cuba taking the number one spot. As the largest tourist destination in the Caribbean, the country’s year-round golfing is one of the most popular attractions. Pico Duarte, the island’s most popular mountain, is visited by thousands of hikers and climbers per year. There is also a very nicely maintained system of trails that lead to the summit which can be accessed from the town of La Ciénega, near Jarabacoa. The length of this trail to the summit is about fourteen miles. The travel agencies in Jarabacoa will be of great assistance with acquiring mules to carry food, sleeping bags and other supplies for overnight stays in shelters. There is a four-day hiking trip on a trail that heads northwest of San Juan de la Maguana. Residents of the area will assist along the way at campout areas to cook meals with the food you provide them and there are also well maintained shelters for sleeping. Lake Enriquillo, the Caribbean’s largest lake, is located in the Dominican Republic. Tour guides will take you on a boat ride in search of flamingos, endemic birds, crocodiles, and the red eyed iguana along with many other unique wildlife.


There is ample sunshine in the Dominican Republic for acquiring your next suntan. There are over 1,000 miles of sugary white sand beaches coupled with sparkling aquamarine waters that draw many tourists here year-round. Whether you are collecting seashells, relaxing in a lounge chair on the beach, or taking part in some of the many water sports available here (swimming, snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, etc.), you will find the right beach to suit you. Parasailing is phenomenal at Punta Cana, Cabarete is the place to go for kite boarding and swimming, and scuba diving off the coastline of Bayahibe is a great place to go.


The coastal area in the town of Puerto Plata is a very popular beach destination, and because of the coral reef formation offshore it is a favorite place for snorkeling. Sosứa is a small fishing village that has some of the most exquisite beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. The northern beaches are where the yearly windsurfing competition is held in June. These beaches are ideal for windsurfing because of the steady winds. The weather on the Samaná Peninsula is truly outstanding. Whale watching is a highlight here on the bleach-white soft sandy beaches. The La Minitas Beach is a popular beach that offers rentals such as paddleboats, windsurf boards, kayaks and much more. There are restaurants, bars with exotic refreshments, and you can even get a massage on the beach. Bayahibe is the next popular beach that offers a more relaxed atmosphere than that of La Minitas Beach. From the beach, you will be able to see the small islands just off the coast where you will find two wildlife preserves that are easily visited. This luxurious beach has many water sports available such as fishing, snorkeling, and diving. Punta Cana is where most of the beachfront resorts are located. When it comes to choosing the perfect resort for you it will be determined by what you want to do here and the type of atmosphere you’re looking for. The Puntacana Resort & Club will give you the privacy you desire. The resort is located on 15,000 acres of jungle and beach. It has three miles of beach and a championship golf course. Children will love it here because of the activities like crafting, horseback riding and they even have a petting zoo! The Sivory Punta Cana Resort pampers you like no other resort with champagne, fresh fruit, and a cool towel awaiting you in your room; and fresh brewed coffee and croissants outside your door in the mornings. Other areas to stay would be Santo Domingo, Playa Dorada, Boca Chica and Cabarete. Santo Domingo is a very active city with casinos, bars and restaurants; and also a place to go to see historical monuments. Playa Dorada is on the northern coast with the lovely Casa Colonial Beach & Spa and Gran Ventana Beach Resort. Boca Chica has good prices, great beaches and is where the Europeans and Dominicans vacation. Last, but not least is Cabarete. This is probably the best place to party. Lounge on the beach all day (be sure to stay out of the direct sunlight during the hottest times of the day) and enjoy the clubs at night.


We hope this information on the Dominican Republic’s beaches helps you with your final decision for picking a vacation to acquire your next suntan with. Please write us and tell us which was your favorite beach and why. Suntan Email


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