Jungles of the Dominican Republic

Away from the immaculate white sand beaches that embellish the Caribbean coastline, the Dominican Republic offers another layer to its stunning landscape with a jungle packed interior nothing short of a tropical utopia.

From the popular resort of Puna Cana you can enjoy guided excursions into the flourishing nearby hills, while further north, Sosua and Cabarete give you easy access to El Choco – the newest addition to the island’s national parks.

Whether you prefer exploring off the beaten track with a private guide or taking part in a group tour with plenty of creature comforts, no trip to this diverse country would be complete without stepping foot into the rich rainforest, abundant with wildlife.

Hike into untouched rainforest

As you leave the picture-perfect resort of Samana, expect to drive through fields of sugar cane and palm oil plantations, past locals working in rice paddies, and up to the Karst Mountains of Los Haitises National Park.

Hop on a Catamaran to Saona Island

Sitting on the edge of the tranquil fishing village of Bayahibe and within easy reach of laid-back La Romana, you can’t miss the enormous East National Park which incorporates the protected Saona Island.

The Dominican's newest arrival

A short drive from the coastal resort of Cabarete, El Choco National Park is one of the newest on the island, spanning over 77 square kilometres and comprising of thriving jungle, magical lagoons and open back country.