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Barceló Rum Historical center

Journey to the city of San Pedro de Macorís, 15 minutes’ drive east from Juan Dolio, for an informative visit to Barceló’s distillery–one of the top rum brands in the country. Opened in 2012, the Barceló Rum Historical Center offers a comprehensive museum display on the history of rum making in the country, its role […]

Playa caribe

Facing a picturesque cove, this half-moon shaped beach attracts surfers and boogie boarders on the weekends, flocking here from the capital for a bit of wave action. There are surfboards for rent, and you can get an introductory lesson. Fill up afterwards with a seafood lunch.

Guavaberry golf & country club

Designed by Gary Player, the 18-hole Guavaberry Golf & Country Club is located just 30 minutes’ drive east of Santo Domingo’s international airport, in the resort town of Juan Dolio. The course opened in 2002 and borders a nature reserve. Although it quickly earned a reputation as a tough course, it is playable for golfers […]

Cueva de las Maravillas

Located between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, this enormous cave system houses hundreds of well-preserved Taino pictographs and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. This is one of the most accessible caverns in the DR, thanks to an excellent lighting system, ramps, a footpath and a modern elevator. Stroll amid impressive samples of […]

Alto velo wreck

A small tugboat, the Alto Velo sunk off the waters of Playa Caribe on the southeastern coast. Resting at eight meters (26 feet), an ideal depth for beginners, it quickly turned into an artificial reef surrounded with abundant marine life.