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Los Haitises National Park
Los Haitises National Park was created in the Dominican Republic on June 3, 1976 and is located in the bay of Samanà, in the north-east of the country. The park is characterized by a set of mountains, hills and valleys, where mangroves, waterways, a very rich flora and fauna give life to an extraordinary landscape that is home to various endemic species of the country. In the Los Haitises National Park the climate of the humid tropical forest reigns, the park is full of caves with immense historical value, on whose walls the ancient inhabitants of the island, the Tainos Indians, have engraved drawings and left pictograms that testify to their culture . The word Haitises itself is a term of the Taino language, which means "land of mountains".
A visit to the Los Haitises National Park is a fascinating and unforgettable experience, which allows you to travel into the past and discover the history of the Dominican Republic immersed in a landscape of incomparable beauty and interest.
After crossing the bay of Samanà by boat, visit the marine cave "La Pesquera". Afterwards, a stop on the magnificent beach inhabited by the park guardians and passage in front of the fishing village before sighting the Cayo Cacata, a paradise for photographers and ornithology enthusiasts, where you can observe pelicans, frigates, magpies, herons, vultures ... More ahead, in the “San Gabriel” and “La Linea” caves, ancient shelters of the Tainos Indians, you will be able to observe drawings and engravings on the walls whose meaning and symbolism will be explained in detail. Later you can enjoy the profound silence of the mangrove woods, sometimes interrupted by birdsong. Lastly, a visit to the “La Arena” cave with its very fine sand. Finally we reach La Garita for a good lunch by the sea.
The Jorobadas Whales
Every year the bay of Samanà is the privileged scene of a grandiose and exciting show: the humpback whales arrive there between January and March to mate or to give birth to their whales in the warm waters of the Caribbean. The young at birth lack the layer of fat that will protect them in the cold oceans, which is why whales choose to give birth in these warmer waters. Mating also takes place in these seas and offers the rare opportunity to observe males seducing females by singing and performing superb jumps.
After reaching the whale watching site by boat, you will have the opportunity to see these majestic mammals from a distance of a few meters.
The Limon waterfall
The Limon waterfall, also known as the Salto del Limon, is hidden in the vegetation of a tropical forest on the Samanà Peninsula. This magnificent waterfall, which reaches 55 meters in height, is located near the village of Limon and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
This is a relaxing and enjoyable outing that you will not forget; a quiet walk on the back of docile horses, through the lush tropical vegetation, accompanied by expert local guides who in about 30 minutes will lead you to the edge of the Limon waterfall. From here, a short walk takes you to the foot of the waterfall, at the point where the Rio Chico flows into the small lake below, where you can bathe, dive and take pictures. Afterwards we return to the rancho where a rich tropical buffet awaits you.
The quad bike route
A fantastic adventure through hills and waterways to discover the nature and culture of the peninsula. Driving off-road vehicles you can have fun and enjoy beautiful scenery. You will discover coffee, hevea and cocoa plantations, observe various types of palm and a variety of tropical fruits. A day immersed in nature and in contact with the local population to learn about the reality of these rural communities.
Lunch will be in a rancho after which the quads will take back to reach the wild beaches east of Las Terrenas and cool off with a swim in the sea. It is not necessary to have already driven a quad as they are automatic and with a short demonstration you are able to drive without risk.
Visit to the capital Santo Domingo
capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo was the first city founded by Spanish colonists in the New World. The colonial center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With the highway, from Las Terrenas, it is possible to reach the capital in just 1 hour and a half and thus have the opportunity to admire the charm of the old world with modern Latin elegance. Medieval palaces and fortresses mix with nightlife and shopping, making Santo Domingo equal to any city in the world. You can find immaculate beaches and hidden gems such as a salsa / merengue club inside an underground cave.
ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT ARE:
PRIMADA DE AMERICA CATHEDRAL:
Santo Domingo cathedral famous for its architecture and history
PARK OF THE THREE EYES OF WATER:
enchanting area in the center of the city and so hidden from nature that it was a refuge for the Taino Indians from Spanish persecution
ALCAZAR DE COLON:
located in the colonial area which is considered among the most beautiful areas of the city
NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN:
a very extensive and above all very quiet oasis of paradise to visit
ultra-modern aquarium with sharks, rays, puffer fish and many other protected rays
Hoyo Azul - Punta Cana Zipline
The first zipline in the Dominican Republic. An exhilarating adventure through the Anamuya Mountains where you can venture into a new dimension. The instructors will teach you everything you will need about equipment and safety to fly from one platform to another. Then go down to visit and take a refreshing swim in the Hoyo Azul .... I can't describe it, the photos speak for themselves
Hotel Coco Plaza
Calle Francisco Bono 2
Las Terrenas - Dominican Republic
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