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Attractions from Dominican Republic

Este National Park: (Dominican Republic)
On the peninsula south of San Rafael de Yuma is a National Park, which can be visited by tourists. The animal population counts several different tortoise species, rhinoceros iguanas and terribly many bats hiding in the special network of caves also containing interesting cave paintings. Dolphins play in the water far from the ordinary tourist attractions.
Fort San Filipe (Dominican Republic)
The oldest fort in the new world is situated in Puerto Plata. The walls and the moat are very interesting.
Isla Catalina: (Dominican Republic)
The island is right off the shore of the city, and the fine sandy beaches attract tourists all year round. Isla Catalina is a famous stop for the many cuises entering the Caribbean Sea. Some boats sail between the island and the main land on a daily basis.
Jardin Botanical Garden (Dominican Republic)
In Santo Domingo you will find the national botanical garden, which contains 300 different kinds of orchids. Furthermore, there are many different palms of which some are very rare.
Manati Park Bávaro (Dominican Republic)
This park is located on the west coast and attracts the tourists with white sandy beaches and a number of animal species to be experienced. There are dolphin shows and artists with horses, and there are sea lions, tortoises and exotic birds in the park. Furthermore, there is a copy of a Taino village.
Museo del Hombre Dominicano (Dominican Republic)
The museum is a part of the 'Plaza de la Cutura', which is a centre of culture in the new part of Santo Domingo. It is a kind of national museum, which gives you an insight into the culture that has made the Dominican Republic what it is today. Art made of the original inhabitants, the tainoes, is on show here.
The cathedral of Basílica Menor de Santa Maria: (Dominican Republic)
The cathedral is the first of its kind built in Columbus' new world. His son placed the first stone of the cathedral in 1514, and it was finished in 1540 as an architectonic symbol of the conquest with sculptures showing the natives greeting Columbus.
The cave system: Los Tres Ojos de Agua: (Dominican Republic)
Not far from the capital you will find this system of caves. The three water eyes, which is the meaning of the name, refer to three turquoise lagoons, which are situated between a jumble of stalactites. The caves are also the homes of a number of bats.
The Enriquillo Lake: (Dominican Republic)
Close to the Haitian border is the Cabrito National Park. The park is an island in the lake 'Lago Enriquillo' which is more than 30 metres below sea level. The water in the lake is three times as salty as the sea water in the area, and the three island situated in the lake are inhabited by many iguanas, crocodiles and flamingos.
The Gri-Grí Lagoon: (Dominican Republic)
Boat trips are arranged for tourists who want to see the exotic swamp areas around the lagoon. There are caves in the cliffs and structures of stone along the shore, and a pond called Cueva de las Golondrinas that is very suitable for swimming. The animal life in the area is extremely rich with tropical birds

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