The Dominican Republic has a magnetism that is difficult to escape and that goes beyond its gastronomy, the rhythm of bachata and the contagious happiness of the Dominicans. When you visit this Caribbean country, then you understand that one of the reasons for the magic that resides in this tropical island is probably due to its incredible history.
It is only necessary to remember that it was the first place in America to which Christopher Columbus arrived with his caravels, he fell in love with the island and it was there that the foundations of the new world were established.
So, if you love sun, you like history, you are a lover of unspoiled nature and also want to snorkel in this immense turquoise and transparent sea full of corals and colorful fishes, Dominican Republic is your perfect destination. It is an excellent option to get to know the Caribbean and some of its most beautiful places, such as Saona Island or Catalina Island.
Saona Island: has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Its crystalline waters and without a single seaweed make it the place to snorkel and spot stingrays, starfish and all kinds of colorful fish. Its center, in addition, is a very picturesque fishing village called Mano Juan, where in addition to meeting the charming people of the town, you can visit the center of protection of green turtles in danger of extinction.
Catalina Island: a small island a few kilometers from the coasts southeast of the Dominican Republic. It has just 15 square kilometers of surface, although it is the second largest island in the country, behind Saona Island. Like the Saona, Catalina Island is a dream place and one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the country.