Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic, capital city of the same name with about 40,000 inhabitants. This province is a peninsula located on the north side, the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and coconut palms on a beach holiday experiences here as a picture book. The peninsula is one of the driest areas of the Dominican Republic, where one finds next to rainforests many secluded bays and magnificent waterfalls. The 14 km-wide bay of Samaná in turn is a paradise for nature lovers. Corresponding to the year you can watch humpback whales during mating. Interestingly, this bay “Bahia de las Flechas” her name has therefore, that Columbus was received here in 1493 by the arrows of the natives – literally translated this bay is, therefore, “Bay of Arrows”. Most popular and most beautiful hotel of this region is the Viva Wyndham Samana, which is located directly on the beach.
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Lake Enriquillo is in the west of the Dominican Republic, this lake, with a size of about 300 square kilometers of the largest in the country. Middle of the lake is an approximately 12-km and 2 km wide island, Isla Cabritos. Most tourists go to this lake to see rare American crocodile or rhinoceros iguanas in the wild can. This one meets with a little luck on the beaches of Isla Babritos, but you should venture out only under the care of an experienced leader in the proximity of the animals. On the island you can go from the small town of La Descubierta with small motor boats. The trip takes about two hours. The landscape around the lake is rather barren and dry, you will find mainly cactus deserts. This is mainly due to the prevailing dry and hot climate here. As a tourist, one should note here that some are temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius are not uncommon.
Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and should not visit this country failed. The total population in the city of about 2 million people. Here is the most important port in the Dominican Republic. The historic old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is absolutely worth seeing. Here you will find not only modern university buildings and technology centers, in contrast, are centuries-old buildings that shape the cityscape. In Santo Domingo is the oldest church in America, among other things, the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Encarnacion. Besides a large number of old colonial houses worth a visit to the monument that was erected in honor of Christopher Columbus. Today there are the remains of the famous navigator lie. Countless palaces, ruins of old monasteries and fortresses by the travelers interested in culture in Santo Domingo.
For culturally integrated catalyzed tourists particularly interesting is going back to Christopher Columbus’ former settlement of La Isabela. In 1492, these well-known of the Navigator, under the name of La Navidad was founded, but soon afterwards destroyed, and as La Isabela rebuilt. This name goes back to the Isabella I of Castile, Columbus promoted her life. Today are the remains of a church and a few bricks. In addition, there is a museum showing the life in the time of Christopher Columbus. Just above La Isabela is the church Templo de las Americas, which also belongs to the most popular destinations in the Dominican Republic. Also interesting are the numerous archaeological finds that were excavated in the 90s here.
San Fernando de Monte Cristi
Monte Cristi, a city in the Dominican Republic with about 20,000 inhabitants, is one of the most popular attractions. Symbol of the region and tourist attraction, the mountain is El Morro, and “Lying camel” called. Viewed from afar, the mountain reminds with a little imagination actually sleeping on a camel. El Morro can also climb and has a panoramic view from the top. In the city Mone Cristi received as tourists a vivid impression in the lives of the people of the Dominican Republic. Thus, here, for example, slaughtered on the street side of the road goats and the meat is then immediately available for sale. For European tourists, a more getting used to image. Furthermore, the area around Monte Cristi is known for its salt mines. Tourists like to visit them on a day trip, just to experience the salt. Much more interesting, however, is located in the Monte Cristi National Park, in which there are unique coral reefs. For this reason, it attracts thousands of divers to the area from which to explore the dazzling underwater world and some sunken wrecks.
The Pico Duarte with a height of 3087 meters the highest mountain in the Dominican Republic. Especially, it attracts hikers on vacation at this sight of the country, because the rise is relatively simple and can be easily mastered under expert guidance. For an extensive hike, you should allow about three to four days, you can either stay in small huts or tents. Should bear in mind is imperative that you bring warm clothing, as in the morning on the summit of Pico Duarte partially temperatures of only prevail o ° Celsius. From the top you have impressive views of the surrounding area, on the tip region also has a bust of the Padre de Patria (“Father of the Fatherland”) Pablo Duarte. On the climb you will find a tropical vegetation with ferns and palms, and an interesting bird life. In addition, you will learn about the indigenous mountain people, the tourists is disposed to act kindly. The Dominican Republic is a very mountainous area, the Pica Duarte is in the biggest mountains in the country, the Cordillera Central