Information about the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic has the ninth largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Christopher Columbus landed on the island on December 5, 1492, which the Taíno people had inhabited since the 7th century. It became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas; namely Santo Domingo, the oldest continuously inhabited city and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. After three centuries of Spanish rule, with French and Haitian interludes, the Dominican Republic became independent in 1821. Read More...

Dominican Republic Game and Nature Reserve

La Isabela National Park Puerto Plata The National Historical and Archaeological Park of Villa de La Isabela is a place of high historical significance because it houses the remains of the first town founded by Europeans in the Americas. At present it is a set composed of three main areas that complement each other: Address: La Isabela 57000, Dominican Republic Website

Sierra de Bahoruco National Park Pedernales A nature lovers’ wonderland, covering a surface area of 1,000 square kilometers (386 square miles) and 70 kilometers (43 miles) in length that stretch across the Bahoruco, Barahona, and Pedernales provinces, this is one of the country’s most valuable parks, and part of the designated Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Sierra de Bahoruco National Park is home to an impressive range of  forests, from dry to cloud–rising over 2,000 meters (7,500 feet)–and Hispaniola pine forests, as well as a limestone subterrain. Website

Los Haitises National Park is a national park located on the remote northeast coast of the Dominican Republic that was established in 1976. It consists of a limestone karst plateau with conical hills, sinkholes and caverns, and there is a large area of mangrove forest on the coast.Address: Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic, Phone: +1 809-720-6035 Website

Jardin Botanico Nacional, Sprawling nature preservation & education area with a variety of botanical displays & rock gardens. Address: Av República de Colombia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Phone: +1 809-385-2611 Website

East National Park, is one of Dominican Republic’s most biologically diverse land reserves. From the sandy beaches of Saona Island to the tropical forest and limestone landscape of the mainland, the park is home to more than 500 species of plant and hundreds of species of bird, insect, and fish. Website

The National Zoological Park of the Dominican Republic (ZOODOM) emerges as an educational need for the country. The idea of ​​a modern zoo was an initiative that emerged in April 1972. It began to be implemented by the architects Manuel Valverde Podestá and Eugenio Pérez Montás in September of the same year. Address: Avenida de la Vega Real, Arroyo Hondo Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Phone: +1 809-378-2149 Website

Santo Domingo Este .- The eastern area, with one of the most beautiful natural beauties of our country, the Three Eyes Park , interesting place of underground caves. The name of The Three Eyes obtains it because it is conformed by three main subterranean lakes inside caverns, which receive the name of eye for their condition. Definitely a dazzling view accompanied by the natural decoration of the rocks of the caves. Website


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