10 Things to Do in the Dominican Republic

By Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, combining breathtaking beaches with lush greenery, vivacious culture and mountainous regions. Once you enjoy the playful luxuries, character appearances and Gourmet Inclusive Experience at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, don’t miss out on your chance to get out there and explore! Below is our list of 10 things to do while on vacation in Punta Cana:

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (duh) - The perfect family getaway, this resort is the ultimate combination of luxury and playtime. Stay in stylish accommodations, dine at 10 Gourmet Inclusive restaurants and meet, greet, hug and dance with your favorite characters.  All on the golden sands of Uvero Alto’s beautiful beach.

Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) - The capital city of Santo Domingo is bustling with sights to see, including the historic Zona Colonial. The oldest known European settlement in the New World, it’s home to several historic landmarks including the oldest military fortress in the Americas and Catedral Premera de America- the Americas’ first church. In addition to cultural spots, the city is known for its shops, local restaurants and vibrant entertainment.

Museum of Rum and Sugarcane - While in the town of Santo Domingo, pay a visit to the Museum of Rum and Sugarcane, a fun experience that’s a little off the beaten tourist path. Sugarcane and rum are both specialties and important exports for the country, and have played an important role in Dominican history. The museum, which is a historic 16th century building, provides a history of the products, explains the process of making them and of course lets you sample!

Visit Altos de Chavon - Located in La Romana, this quaint cobblestone town transports you to a Mediterranean village from the 17th century. Find local shops with artisan jewels and goods, charming cafes, chapels, art galleries and museums all elevated atop a river with stunning mountain vistas.  

Get Slimed - Families at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana have plenty of opportunities to join in the ultimate green activity – getting SLIMED! Every day, head over to Nickelodeon Place for morning Slime lotteries in the Slimulator and afternoon Mass Slimings at Aqua Nick - both complete with song & dance from Team Nick, of course!

Los Haitises National Park - Arguably one of the most stunning areas in the country, Los Haitises National Park is a 2-hour ride from Nick Resort Punta Cana, boasting crystal clear waters, partly-submerged mountains covered in lush vegetation, hiking caves with ancient Taino paintings and much more.  These sights will be as unforgettable as the memories you’ll make.

Montana Redonda Swing - This excursion is truly one ‘for the ‘gram.’ Located 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (and on the way to Los Haitises!), this hike up a lush green hill ends with a large swing overlooking mountainous landscapes. No filter needed.

Isla Saona - Located on the southeastern tip of the country, Isla Saona is a tropical island which is maintained as a government-protected nature reserve. A day trip to visit will guarantee you turquoise oceans, untouched beaches and the chance to enjoy snorkeling, boat rides and other water adventures.  

Los Tres Ojos - Created by tectonic fracturing, Los Tres Ojos (or, ‘the three eyes’) is a collection of 3 underwater caves originally inhabited by the Taino Indians. One contains sulphurous water, the second salt water and the third (and largest) fresh water. Travelers can enjoy swimming in the lakes, as well as tour the entire area filled with stalagmites, stalactites, local fauna and unique wildlife.

Make Memories with your Family - More than anything, the time spent with your family will be the best thing about your trip. After all, how often do you get to escape with the entire group to paradise, eat delicious food, stay in luxurious accommodations, get Slimed AND explore a beautiful country?!