Today we talk about travels… Because we have not suggested any destination for your honeymoon in a long time.
And is that, although I have always suspected that the Dominican Republic could not be just beach and party, it is a place that had never called my attention too much. But the other day I received an email from the Natura Cabana Hotel, located on the north coast of the island, and I began to inquire. The truth is that I have an eager desire to go.
Leaving aside Punta Cana, Bavaro and all that area of resorts, golf courses, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, spas and rums (unfortunately the best known), the rest of the island has a great natural and artistic diversity.
From the colonial city of Santo Domingo –declared World Heritage by Unesco- to the university city of Santiago, famous for its plantations and tobacco factories and its baseball team, the Águilas Cibaeñas. And all of its natural areas such as the impressive waterfall called El Limón, in the Samaná peninsula; the Bahía de las Águilas in the Jaragua National Park -one of the most crystalline beaches in the world–; Or Lake Enriquillo, the Caribbean’s lowest point in terms of sea level.
In the center of the island is the Jaracaboa Valley with its ranches from where you can hike to Pico Duarte -the highest mountain in the Caribbean- or to the Tetero Valley. For its part, the Cueva de las Maravillas, near San Pedro de Macorís, is a reference of indigenous rock art in the Caribbean. And to the north, the city of Puerto Plata, characterized by its Victorian architecture and the cable car that goes up to Monte Isabel de Torres.
There are many unknown attractions of this island that in recent years has begun to develop a sustainable ecological tourism in which integrates that hotel of which I spoke at the beginning. Dominican Republic has just been added to my list of destinations, I do not know if I will have life for so many trips…
Here you can find more information and photos.