The Dominican Republic is the second largest island in the Caribbean with a 48,000 kilometer extension and not only the highest mountains in the Caribbean (Duarte Peak with 3,175 meters: over 10,000 feet above sea level),
but also the lowest point in the Caribbean (Enriquillo Lake at -47 meters below sea level). Just imagine all the rivers, microclimates and exploring and eco-adventure opportunities you may find.
A green adventure waits among the rushing rivers, forested mountains and golden sand dunes of the DR. On the Samana peninsula in the Northeast, whale watching (the World Wildlife Fund ranks this one of the world’s best humpback breeding grounds), horseback rides to wilderness waterfalls and boating through endless mangroves in Los Haitises National Park provide unforgettable excursions. Thrill seekers get their kicks along the North Coast, riding mountain bikes, rock climbing and whitewater rafting. ATV-ing and zip-lining are must-dos on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic. In the Southwest of the DR, thousands of pink flamingos through Cuevas de Borbon, a series of 40 connecting caves, reveal mysterious petroglyphs.