Riding motorcycles in the Dominican Republic is just par for the course. The island is filled with adventure activities plus the warm weather and small area makes biking an easy way to get around all year long.
On your next moto adventure, consider all of the other activities you can pack into your Caribbean luxury vacations. These eight ideas are sure to get the adrenaline pumping and your sense of adventure on high alert.
With rainforests galore and plenty of companies providing eco tours of the island, ziplining is a must-do. Whiz through the trees at high speeds, but don’t forget to stop and take a look around. The sights are gorgeous and you’ll likely encounter some unique planets and animals—including monkeys! That’s right. Monkeys sometimes descend from their treetop perches to interact with visitors.
The island has varied terrains that make it an ideal spot for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Smooth, even ground is great for families or beginners, but there are also rugged paths that offer intense workouts. Tour companies offer both downhill and uphill tours, many of which zip past water. Some even include a brief swim or a chance for bird watching.
One of the more romantic adventures on our list is horseback riding along the Caribbean beaches. Tour companies take guests to remote, pristine beaches for romantic rides along the sand. Whether you’re there to catch the brilliantly colored sunset or simply while the warm sun shines overhead, the views are insane and the memories you make are even better.
Adrenaline junkies will really love this one! Hop into a dune buggy and soar over the island, exploring all aspects of the Dominican countryside. Whether you’re out near the banana plantations or along the scenic beaches, there is plenty to see. Splash up some mud and get gritty on this Caribbean adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Exploring local caves in the Dominican Republic may be one of the greatest experiences you’ll have. Unlike any cave tour you’ve taken before, these guided experiences often include a horseback ride to a cave that you must rappel down or swim into. Seriously. Unreal. Once inside, you’ll be greeted with stalactites, stalagmites and incredible paintings left behind by pre-Colombian civilizations. Guides will also detail the ecological and cultural aspects of the Dominican caves.
Getting in the Water
When it comes to island adventures, many of them are water-related. No surprise there! The Dominican Republic is perfect for standard island activities like diving, snorkeling and swimming, but it also happens to be a great spot for surfing and kiteboarding. The island’s Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic also gives visitors the unique chance to swim with local humpback whales.
I hope you’ve packed your hiking boots because the National parks and mountain ranges make for perfect hiking spots in the Dominican Republic. Just don’t expect it to be easy—especially if you’re taking a tour. Like everything else on this island, it’s bigger and better than anywhere else. Book a cascade tour through Septentrional Mountain Range to climb hills and jump from the top of more than 10 waterfalls.
From Punta Cana’s Bavaro Adventure Park to Cap Cana’s Scape Park, there are some interesting places for outdoor fun. At Bavaro, partake in things like a bungee trampoline, paintballing, a climbing garden, a flight simulator and the Zorbing Downhill Revolution—rolling downhill in a giant inflatable ball.
Scape Park, on the other hand, is an all-natural theme park with attractions like eco tours, ziplining and horseback riding.