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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
This 220-foot marble structure houses a collection of Vela Zanetti murals and offers great views of Santiago.
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This simple church, which sits in the center of Puerto Plata, is known for its white towers.
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Category: Beaches
This beach has stunning scenery with impressive cliffs looming overhead and a forest serving as the background.
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Category: Beaches; Casinos
This small beach is located next to a casino and resort that share the same name.
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Category: Beaches
There is plenty of cool shade to relax under at this less crowded beach located to the west of Puerto Plata.
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This long shipwreck, which has rested on the ocean bottom since 1986, is covered with corals and sponges and is home to... more » Owner description: This long shipwreck, which has rested on the ocean bottom since 1986, is covered with corals and sponges and is home to schools of fish. « less
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This 170-foot-long steel ship is home to a plethora of interesting marine life, including the occasional barracuda.
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This 50-foot-long boat sits in shallow water and is popular among divers.
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Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This river is a popular boating destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This popular dive site is a recently sunk 120-foot-long steel ship.
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Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum has one of the largest collections of historic coins, paper money and stamps in the Caribbean.
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Tourists bargain for local arts and crafts at this popular Santiago shopping locale.
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Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
This dive site features three huge underwater coral-covered pinnacles.
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Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
One of Sosúa Bay's deepest dive sites.
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Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
This reef drops from 15 feet to 60 feet.
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
This museum has an impressive collection of native Dominican art.
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Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
A shallow dive site, featuring narrow passages and caverns.
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The Tower (Samana Province)
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Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations
Owner description: This huge underwater rock structure rises over 150 feet to just under the surface and is an interesting place for divers to... more » Owner description: This huge underwater rock structure rises over 150 feet to just under the surface and is an interesting place for divers to explore. « less
Bay of Punta Tibisi (Samana Province)
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Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
This quiet bay is popular among divers seeking to avoid more crowded areas.
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La Hacienda Beach (Samana Province)
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Category: Beaches
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100 Cocoa & Merengue (Puerto Plata)
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Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Hacienda Aqua (Puerto Plata)
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Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Wise Mountain (Cabarete)
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Category: Hiking & camping tours; Hiking Trails; Gardens; Horseback Riding Stables; Nature & wildlife tours; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Horse trails through the hills with local guides, fresh river swimming, delicious home-cooked brunches, home-away from-home... more » Owner description: Horse trails through the hills with local guides, fresh river swimming, delicious home-cooked brunches, home-away from-home eco lodge. « less
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This sixteenth-century mansion was built for Rodrigo de Bastidas, one of the most powerful men in the early days of the... more » Owner description: This sixteenth-century mansion was built for Rodrigo de Bastidas, one of the most powerful men in the early days of the colonial era. « less
House of Gargoyles (Santo Domingo)
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Once the home of Jesuit monks and now the home of the Institute of Hispanic Culture, this sixteenth-century building has a... more » Owner description: Once the home of Jesuit monks and now the home of the Institute of Hispanic Culture, this sixteenth-century building has a facade covered with gargoyles. « less
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Chapel of the Rosary (Santo Domingo)
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Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
One of the oldest churches in the Americas, this chapel was built in 1544.
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Arawak Art Gallery (Santo Domingo)
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Category: Art Galleries
A collection of original works of art by the island's native Arawak Indians.
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