Best time to visit Dominican Republic

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13 THINGS TO DO IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (MARCH 23 - APRIL 01)

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-December–mid-April (peak: mid-January–March) • activity

Watch those lovely giants breaching the water surface gracefully

Beaches

Beaches

December–April • activity

Put on your best bathing suit and explore most incredible beaches of the Dominican Republic!

Diving and Snorkeling

Diving and Snorkeling

all year round (best time: June–September) • activity

Coral reefs around the coast have caused many shipwrecks, which can now be seen up close

27 Waterfalls of Damajagua (27 Charcos)

27 Waterfalls of Damajagua (27 Charcos)

all year round • activity

Try an exciting activity with truly breathtaking views

Montaña Redonda

Montaña Redonda

all year round • nature

Play on swings on the top of the most instagrammable mountain of Dominicana!

Hiking

Hiking

December–April • activity

Take your backpack on and get ready for exciting adventures!

Cacao

Cacao

all year round • food

Nutritious, organic, and aromatic cacao is impossible to resist

Easter & Holy Week (Semana Santa)

Easter & Holy Week (Semana Santa)

March 24–31, 2024 • event

Holy week is a great chance to observe the Dominican Republic at its best

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

all year round (best time: December–April) • activity

Step back in time and explore the tropical paradise on a horseback

Surfing

Surfing

all year round • activity

How about riding Dominicana's high-class waves?

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

December–March • activity

Breathtaking views of Central Highlands are better seen from the water

Hoyo Azul

Hoyo Azul

all year round • nature

Explore an impressive swimming hole planted in the foot of a cliff

Breadfruit (Buen Pan)

Breadfruit (Buen Pan)

all year round • food

You will easily recognize it by its green and spiky exterior

9 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

out of rangeOctober 27, 2023 • event

Feel the power of good old Caribbean jazz

Festival de Merengue (Merengue Festival)

Festival de Merengue (Merengue Festival)

out of rangeJuly (last week)–August (first week) • event

This exciting and flirtatious dance plays a major role in the Dominican culture

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

The final countdown in the tropical climate is a lifetime experience

Mango

Mango

out of rangemid-April–late October • food

What a time to relish the juicy mango flesh and enjoy life!

Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo

out of rangeearly June (first or second week) • event

Once a year, streets flood out with drummers playing congo for an unusual celebration

Dia de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy Day)

Dia de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy Day)

out of rangeSeptember 24 • event

Take part in numerous colorful processions

Procigar

Procigar

out of rangeFebruary 18-23, 2024 • event

Learn the tobacco rolling craft in cigars capital of the world

Lobster

Lobster

out of rangeJuly–February • food

Seize the moment to relish this tender crustacean meat!

Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day)

Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day)

out of rangeNovember 6 (closest Friday or Monday) • event

The Dominican Republic had more Constitutions than any other country in the world

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