In today’ s post, I will be sharing memories from my trip to Dominican Republic. However, before going further about that, there are so many pictures that I would like to share from these last weeks in Caribbean islands. My stay there has been truly incredible!
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. Though known for its pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing, it has a varied terrain comprising rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. It has Spanish colonial history going back 500 years, and passionate merengue is its official music and dance.
We dedicated our first days to visiting Samana Island. It is a whole day trip with a small charter plane and 30 min horseback ride. You’ll pass by many plantations of produce you just savored at the ranch, before arriving at the entrance of one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after waterfalls: El Salto de Limon.
You will stop at a typical ranch where you’ll take some time to learn about and taste the region’s rich local produce: coconut, coffee, cocoa, mango, pineapple, sweet potato, banana, papaya, passion fruit and mamajuana – a famous drink from Dominican Republic that is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. You will visit local markets which are very colourful, it is a completely different world far from tourist zone and close to local society.
After our Limon waterfall journey, to the truck we go as we make our way to Samana Bay. Arriving at Samana’s coastline, you’ll board a catamaran for a short trip to the beach lunch spot down shore. Enjoy a typical Dominican lunch of fish / chicken tacos, rice, beans, salad, fresh fruit and dessert in an amazing Caribbean setting.
To be continued…