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Best time to visit Dominican Republic

Horseback Riding

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


Last updated: by Mariana Maglych
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No matter what part of the Dominican Republic you travel to—horseback riding can be found everywhere. This way of transportation has been inherent in the culture of the country since the Spanish colonial times. Therefore, ranches are located both along the sea and in the central part of the country.

White-sand beaches, coconut trees, and turquoise water—all this can be seen if you choose coastal towns. In Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Bayahibe, and the capital Santo Domingo, you can find both daytime and sunset tours. Palm beaches of Samana in winter attract humpback whales, so there is a great chance to spot them during their mating season. Cascada Limón waterfalls are another sight to see while in the Samana region.

For mountainous views, pick Jarabacoa as your destination. Valleys and villages of Cordillera Central región are also a good choice. Yet, сonsider that inland is much colder than the sealine.

Horseback riding is available all year round, but to ride for a long time, choose the dry season. December to April is the period when there is the slightest chance of getting soaked by rain. Sunscreen and a hat, as well as layered clothing, are indispensable during such a trip.

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