Activities on Dominican Republic

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A great vacation in the Dominican Republic can be anything you want it to be, from a few days of blissful relaxation, to an itinerary-packed site-seeing tour. However active you choose to be, no matter the time of day, there is something for you in the Dominican Republic.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find 5 businesses that can help make it happen. To see our complete guide to bike or scooter rentals, follow this link.

Diving

Dominican Republic Diving

You'll find 55 dive services and at least 82 interesting dive sites in the area. Read this extended discussion concerning diving in this area if you want to get more information.

Events and Festivals

The people of the Dominican Republic are a celebratory people, proud to honor their culture and heritage with numerous events throughout the year. Visitors will find that these events and festivals are a great way to learn about the country's traditional music, dance, and crafts, as well as sample local fare and mingle with the people.

Fishing

Island Marine Punta Cana

If you would rather catch tropical fish than swim with them, a day of fishing and sailing might be a better choice for you. Consider hiring a captain to take you out on a fishing tour of some of the best known spots for big game fishing. Many packages include equipment, tackle, meals, and drinks.

If you have some fishing fanatics vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know they can catch some fish with one of the 8 charter operators in this area. To learn about more deep sea fishing in this area, navigate to this page.

Golf

Playa Dorada Golf Course

Golf is another popular activity on the islands, and there are over a dozen courses available for you to get in a round or two, even on your vacation. Read more about golf by clicking here.

Avid golfers frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 25 different golf courses. The area courses include Casa De Campo Resort Teeth of the Dog, Punta Espada Golf Club, and Santo Domingo Country Club. For detailed information about the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more you can click on the course name. Those interested can find out more about golf courses throughout Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Pedrito Punta Cana

The following chart lists some key facts concerning firms that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Dominican Republic
Name Phone Location
Capitan Gringo (809) 753-9469 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Bayahibe
Escape Tours Samana (849) 206-9361 1.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Samana
Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures (829) 305-2804 Bavaro
Mariposa Tours (809) 660-5343 0.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bayahibe
Moto Marina Tours (809) 538-2302 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Samana
Ocean Adventures (809) 390-7418 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Bavaro
Passion Paradise Adventures (809) 446-9602 2.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Pedrito Punta Cana (829) 910-2398 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Friusa
Pelicano Sport Excursions (809) 729-4242 1.5 mi. North of Central Friusa
Pro Excursions Bayahibe (829) 659-4688 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Bayahibe
Pro Excursions Dominicus (829) 659-4688 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Bayahibe
Punta Cana Expert (849) 889-5892 1.3 mi. Northeast of Central Los Manantiales
Ryanna Sun (829) 655-6730 0.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bayahibe
Seavis Tours (829) 714-4947 5.0 mi. Southeast of Central Altos de Chavón
Weiler Caribbean Sea (829) 692-8468 Punta Cana, Eastern part of Dominican Republic
Whale Samana (809) 538-2494 Samana, Northeastern part of Dominican Republic

If you want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.

Shopping

Arte Berri

There is a long list of goods that the Dominican Republic specializes in, and foreign shoppers are known to purchase them in abundance due to their low prices. Faceless dolls, locally produced artwork, jewelry, mamajuana, herbs and spices, alcohol, and coffee are all a part of this list. While you are shopping, be on the lookout for the best deals so you can stun your friends and family with top-of-the line souvenirs.

If you have some people who love to shop vacationing with you, they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 90 retail stores. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping on Dominican Republic, you can do so by visiting this page.

Sightseeing

Museo Mundo De Ambar

Yet another great activity for visitors is to enjoy the area's interesting sights. Among other sights, the area has 62 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature lovers can have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Anyone who needs to get more details about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The table right below provides you with some key facts regarding a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In Dominican Republic
Name Type Phone Location Island
Artisan Association Tours Travel and Tour Operators -- 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Moca the Dominican Republic
Baya Day Tours Travel and Tour Operators (809) 710-7336 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola
Davelba's Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 585-7188 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Jaibon the Dominican Republic
Dive Cabarete Snorkeling Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 915-9135 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Dominican Quest Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 523-9630 Boca Chica, Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Eco-touristic Cluster Jarabacoa Nature Tourism Service (809) 574-6699 Jarabacoa, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Ecoturismo Pedro Sanchez Nature Tourism Service (829) 493-0597 0.0 mi. West of Central Pedro Sanchez Hispaniola
Environment Ministry Nature Tourism Service (809) 524-0363 Pedernales, Western part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Explora Ecotour Nature Tourism Service (809) 567-1852 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Iguana Mama Nature Tourism Service (809) 571-0908 0.3 mi. East of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Jabilla Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 261-3340 The vicinity of Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Jarabacoa Gold Company Excursions and Sightseeing Service (829) 838-4653 Jarabacoa, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Javilla Tours Travel and Tour Operators (809) 261-3340 Imbert, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Mariposa Tours Travel and Tour Operators (809) 660-5343 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola
Marivanna Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 538-3087 Samana, Northeastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Melissa Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Sosua, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Rancho Baiguate Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 574-6890 1.4 mi. East of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic
Rancho Jarabacoa Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 707-5523 1.7 mi. East of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic
Rancho La Cueva Nature Tourism Service (809) 519-5271 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Las Lisas Hispaniola
Rio Blanco Ecotourism Complex Nature Tourism Service -- Blanco, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Ryanna Sun Excursions and Sightseeing Service (829) 655-6730 0.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola
Tour Samana With Terry Excursions and Sightseeing Service (809) 538-3179 0.3 mi. South West of Central Samana Hispaniola
Vainita Ecotourism Nature Tourism Service (829) 717-2090 Barahona, Western part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Xaviel Tours Travel and Tour Operators (809) 725-0158 The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola

Snorkeling

Dive Cabarete Snorkeling

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation on Dominican Republic. To see our detailed guide to local snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 42 different spas in this area. To find out more about the options, go to this article.

Sports

There is more to do in the waters of the Dominican Republic than swim, that's for sure. Water sports are a great way to spend your beach-going days. Many resorts include equipment for various water sports in the price of the room, such as kayaks, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, and sometimes even water or jet skis. It is also possible to hire a local dive company to train and license you, then take you for a day of diving amid the brightly colored tropical fish, coral reefs, and shipwrecks. Surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and stand up paddling are also popular water activities.

The active traveler won't have to hang up his athletic shoes before heading to the Dominican Republic, because there are plenty of opportunities to get that heart rate up. Many resorts offer fully equipped gymnasiums, sand volleyball courts, lap pools, and tennis courts. Don't discount the amount of work it takes to do a bit of site-seeing or hike a trail.

If you prefer to watch sports rather than participate in them, this can certainly be done in the Dominican Republic. Baseball is especially popular, and visitors can check out the Dominican Winter Baseball League between the months of October and January, when it is baseball season on the island. Vacationers will also be able to catch basketball and soccer games, as well as boxing matches if they travel to the islands during that particular sports season.

Tennis

Melia Caribe Tropical

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 49 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Dominican Republic
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola 4 check
Melia Caribe Tropical 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola 8 check
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort 5.1 mi. Northeast of Central Los Manantiales Hispaniola 2 check
Occidental Grand Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola 2 check
Paradisus Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola 4 check
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Friusa Hispaniola 2 check
Excellence Punta Cana 1.2 mi. North of Central Uvero Alto Hispaniola 3 check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 2.6 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola 4 check
Hotel Riu Taino 2.3 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola 4 check
Bahía Príncipe San Juan 4.4 mi. West of Central Rio San Juan Hispaniola 4 check

For instance, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

You can look through the table just below for more options. for information concerning one other option. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Dominican Republic
Name Type Phone Location Island
Agencia Hapica Yarisa Horse and Dog Racetrack (809) 596-1100 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Alianza Francesa Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 532-2844 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Altos de Chavon Amphitheater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers -- 1.8 mi. East of Central Casa de Campo Hispaniola
Animal Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 468-2000 El Toro, Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Antiguo Cine La Progrecista Movie Theater -- 0.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central La Vega the Dominican Republic
Baseball Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 0.9 mi. West of Central Samana Hispaniola
Bavaro Cinaemas Srl Movie Theater (809) 466-2067 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Los Manantiales Hispaniola
Big Air Kite School Watersports Operator (809) 866-1754 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Cabarete the Dominican Republic
Biofit Sport Club Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Santiago De Los Caballeros, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Bocina de Titi Movie Theater -- Sabana De La Mar, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Body Line Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Body Shop Bella Vista Fitness Centers and Instructors (809) 541-0101 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Broadway 8 Movie Theater (809) 872-0000 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Calle de Las Damas Scenic Trail -- Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Casa De Teatro Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 221-3056 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 556-2834 La Romana, Eastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Centro Cultural Brasil-Republica Dominicana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 682-1128 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Centro Cultural de Espana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 686-8212 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Cine Galaxial Movie Theater (809) 320-1400 Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Cine Minerva Movie Theater -- 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central El Seibo Hispaniola
Cine Rhand Movie Theater (809) 558-2896 San Jose De Ocoa, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Cinema Centro Del Cibao Movie Theater (809) 971-4880 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Cinema Centro Dominicano, S A Movie Theater (809) 788-2106 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Cinema Centro Malecon Movie Theater -- Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Cinemateca Movie Theater (809) 689-6102 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Colinas del Rey Pool Swimming Pools (809) 553-1039 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Hato Mayor Hispaniola
Coliseo Gallistico de Santo Domingo Sporting Event Venue (809) 563-1503 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Columbus Aqua Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 571-2642 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Sosua the Dominican Republic
Cueva De Las Maravillas Amusement/Theme Park (809) 951-9009 San Pedro De Macoris Hispaniola
Dressel Divers Bavaro - Punta Cana Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bavaro Hispaniola
Dressel Divers Bayahibe - La Romana Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola
Emmanuel Gimnasio Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Estadio Cibao Sporting Event Venue -- Santiago De Los Caballeros, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Estadio Francisco Micheli Sporting Event Venue (809) 556-6188 La Romana, Eastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Estadio Julian Javier Sporting Event Venue -- San Francisco de Macoris, Northern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez Sporting Event Venue -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Estadio Quisqueya Sporting Event Venue (809) 616-1224 ext. 11 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Estadio Tetelo Vargas Sporting Event Venue (809) 529-3618 San Pedro De Macoris, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Field Hockey Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Fine Arts Novo-Centro Movie Theater (809) 540-6964 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Flying Tony Adventure Sports Provider (809) 848-3479 2.4 mi. South of Central Jarabacoa the Dominican Republic
Fun City Action Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 320-1031 4.7 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Fun Zone Amusement Arcade -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Gimnasio Despacio Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.6 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola
Gimnasio Karam Fitness Centers and Instructors -- La Vega, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Grand Theatre Of The Cibao Movie Theater -- 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Gymnasio 7-14 Fitness Centers and Instructors -- San Pedro De Macoris, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Hollywood Diamond Movie Theater (809) 565-8877 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Incines Movie Theater (809) 241-3907 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Jose Briceno Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Puerto Plata, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Kaskada Aqua Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 570-7070 4.4 mi. Southeast of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Kennedy Billar Club Billiard Hall (809) 540-0702 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Kukua Beach Club Recreational Organizations and Clubs (829) 943-8118 2.7 mi. North of Central Friusa Hispaniola
La 37 por las Tablas Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 587-3033 Santiago De Los Caballeros, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
La Casona Aquapark Amusement/Theme Park (809) 970-4224 Moca, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
La Vega Hard Body Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors -- La Vega, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Mambo Ranch Amusement/Theme Park (809) 572-6422 Mao, Northwestern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Manati Park Amusement/Theme Park (809) 221-9444 2.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Friusa Hispaniola
Miami Billar Billiard Hall (809) 575-7662 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Milagros Clases De Teatro Movie Theater (809) 598-1147 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Movie Center Entertainment Movie Theater -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Movie Max Domingo Movie Theater (809) 621-5556 Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Movie Max Santiago Movie Theater (809) 724-2647 1.4 mi. East of Central Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
National Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 687-3191 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Ocean Theater Movie Theater -- 7.8 mi. Southeast of Central El Macao Hispaniola
Ocean World Park Amusement/Theme Park -- 3.7 mi. Northwest of Central Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Palacio Cine Francisco Movie Theater (809) 227-7801 0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central San Francisco de Macoris Hispaniola
Palacio De Bellas Artes Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 687-0504 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Palacio de Deportes Sporting Event Venue -- Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Parque Acuatico Colinas Del Rey Amusement/Theme Park (809) 553-1039 Hato Mayor, Eastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Platinum's Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Sosua, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Plaza Central Cinemas, S A Movie Theater (809) 540-6964 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Polideporivo Sporting Event Venue -- 3.1 mi. Northwest of Central La Higuera Hispaniola
Privilege Club Billiard Hall (809) 471-8732 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
R Y X Video Club Movie Theater (809) 523-6084 Boca Chica, Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Rey Club Billar Billiard Hall (809) 295-1985 La Vega the Dominican Republic
Rincón Del Cine Movie Theater (809) 333-8176 Zona Colonial, Central Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Robles Tennis Tennis Club (809) 587-5856 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Salon Multiuso Del Complejo Deportivo Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Bonao, Central Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Sastreraa Fernando Billiard Hall (809) 295-1565 Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic
Spin Out Costa Windsurfing Windsurfing Operator (809) 571-0566 The vicinity of Puerto Plata the Dominican Republic
Sports Center Sporting Event Venue -- La Romana, Eastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Teatro Guloya Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 685-4856 Downtown Santo Domingo the Dominican Republic
Villar Flores Billiard Hall (809) 557-7095 San Juan de la Maguana, Western part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic

The fun doesn't stop here. Your explorations of the Dominican Republic will likely introduce you to many more activities that you can participate in. Get out of your comfort zone, and give something new a try; it's a great way to make a memory on your Dominican Republic vacation.

 

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