The Top Family-Friendly Activities In The Dominican Republic

By Ayngelina Brogan / 28 October 2016

The Top Family-Friendly Activities In The Dominican Republic

By Ayngelina Brogan

The Dominican Republic is one of the most attractive and interesting options available for traveling families. The Dominican Republic is a great destination as the Caribbean is a relatively short plane trip and it has fantastic weather between December and April.

There are so many family-friendly activities in the Dominican Republic beyond its beautiful beaches. The country also has a great range of different attractions that will have something for adults and children. Don’t wait any longer to discover more about it!

Dominican Republic BeachPhoto Credit: Ronald Saunders under Creative Commons CC2.0

Dolphin Island Park

Just a short distance from Punta Cana, this lovely lagoon is home to plenty of dolphins. At Dolphin Island Park you will find dolphin fun for younger and older children.

One of the most popular activities here is to visit the dolphin encounter pool, where children and adults can get up close with these charming and playful animals.

Dolphin Island Park Dominican RepublicPhoto Credit: Public Domain Dedication CC0 1.0

Los Delfines Water Park

This water park is located around half an hour’s trip away from Santo Domingo. It recently opened and is getting rave reviews from families for its series of swimming pools, along with areas around the pools for parents to keep watch if they don’t want to get wet themselves.

There are slides and flumes that range from fast rides for older children to those that younger children can go on by themselves or accompanied by parents.

Explore the ChocoMuseo

Apart from tourism, one of the main industries in the Dominican Republic is the production of chocolate. The chocolate museum is perfect for learning a bit of history and culture over the family holidays.

Located in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, the museum’s exhibits look at the history of the cultivation of cacao beans in the country and how the chocolate is produced from the beans. Most important of all, there is a chocolate making workshop so you will get the chance to taste the different chocolate products.

Take a Safari into the Interior of the Island

While most people get the opportunity to see the beaches of the Dominican Republic, there are many areas of the country which aren’t explored quite so much. Safari trips, like the ones OutBack Adventures offers, are a great activity for adventurous families in the Dominican Republic to get a different perspective on the jungle and its amazing wildlife in the interior of the island.

Outback Safari Dominican Republic
Photo Credit: Public Domain Dedication CC0 1.0

Zip-Lining in the Monkey Jungle

On the north coast of the country between the resorts of Sosua and Cabarete, this lovely area of jungle is the home of a population of squirrel monkeys who are friendly and inquisitive. There is a series of zip lines where you can zoom through the jungle over a course that is nearly a mile long. Security is a priority and there is suitable safety equipment used to keep the whole family safe.

Zip Lining Dominican RepublicPhoto Credit: Kullez under Creative Commons CC2.0

Visit the Santo Domingo Aquarium

While young and old children love aquarium visits the Santo Domingo Aquarium, take the experience up a notch with a tunnel that you can walk through completely surrounded by the water. You’ll find there sharks, fish and even sea turtles. It takes on a new meaning to feel under the sea.

White Water Rafting

Looking for family friendly activities in the Dominican Republic that will please even the pickiest teenagers? White water rafting on the Yaque del Norte river is a great option that will really urge everyone to work together as a team. The scenery is superb, while there are also some challenging rapids, with the safety equipment all provided to ensure everyone protected.

Rafting Dominican RepublicPhoto Credit: Itamar Grinberg under Creative Commons CC2.0

Wait no more to plan and book a memorable holiday in the Dominican Republic with your whole family !

Cover photo credit: Ken Teegardin under Creative Commons CC2.0
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