Although many people visit the Dominican Republic for a relaxing, tropical beach vacation, the country offers an incredible variety of sports and adventure opportunities - mountain biking, diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, canyoning, golfing, and fishing - to name a few. If you are interested in participating in a particular sport or adventure, you may wish to choose the destination you visit based on what it can offer you in this regard. Some destinations are more suited for certain activities than others. Where this may be the case, we will indicate so within the description of the sports or adventure activity.
In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Dominican Republic.
Museo Mundo De Ambar
It is located in Zona Colonial, in central Dominican Republic. Amber is not only a stone fit to be set in jewelry, but it also gives a geological picture of the area is it found in. At the Amber World Museum, you can view pieces of amber which within them have a number of fossilized creatures and vegetation.
There are 2,000 pieces in the permanent collection which provides a complete overview of the historic and current arts scene in the Dominican Republic. Some pieces date back as far as the 1890s and cover mediums such as paint, sculpture, print, and drawing.
Museo Del Las Casas Reales
It is located within Zona Colonial, in central Dominican Republic. Built in the 1600's, the Museo de las Casas Reales was not just the governments' executive offices for the Dominican Republic, but all Spanish colonies in the Caribbean region. Many of the events that shaped the New World were discussed in this building.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Santo Domingo Colonial District . It is located in Zona Colonial, in central Dominican Republic. The Colonial Zone is known as the "City of Firsts" and as tourists explore the area will encounter the first hospital, customs house, cathedral, university, monastery, and more in the new world. There are 300 different monuments, homes, streets, and churches here that bring a piece of history to the present day.