The ultimate best activities for adults in the Dominican Republic

If you’re in search of excitement, there are plenty of activities for adults in the Dominican Republic to keep you entertained.The Dominican Republic is a holiday destination renowned for its sandy beaches, high-end resorts and historical landmarks. The Caribbean island has a diverse landscape, ranging from mountain ranges to tropical rainforests and open savannah. There are a number of must-see destinations on the island, each brimming with history and adventure. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing sun-soaked getaway, if you want to explore the historical towns and villages, or if you’re in search of excitement, there are plenty of activities for adults in the Dominican Republic to keep you entertained from the moment you step off the plane.

Although the holiday resorts throughout the island are family friendly, sometimes it’s nice to have a relaxing break without the kids. If you’re a group of friends looking for an adventure, or you’re a couple who managed to find a babysitter and are looking to relax; here is a list of activities perfect for adults.

Experience thrills, spills and unlimited beer

If you fancy yourself as a nautical pro, or if you’re an adrenaline junkie who isn’t scared of getting a little wet, then a white water rafting adventure is perfect for you. Our all-day tour will take you on a hike through the mountainous region of Jarabacoa, which is teeming with untouched landscapes, winding rivers and lush forests. After reaching the interior of the vast mountain range you will board your craft, which will carry you down the clear waters of the Yaque del Norte River. As you try to navigate the twists and turns through a series of caverns and rapids you might be able to catch a glimpse of the jaw-dropping views of the surrounding natural beauty.

Waiting for you at the bottom is a complimentary buffet lunch, as well as unlimited beer and rum. So after you’ve worked up an appetite you can chill out with some delicious food and a well-deserved drink!

Discover the deep with underwater activities for adults in the Dominican Republic

Scuba diving in the Dominican Republic - things to do

Just off the coast of La Romana lies the island of Catalina, a world renowned spot for scuba diving. This day-long adventure invites professional divers and first timers to experience the underwater beauty on show around the edge of the island. After an early start, and a short boat ride, you will be briefed by the PADI-certified instructors and provided with all the necessary gear. The day consists of two dives at well-known spots around the island with diving depths ranging from 5 meters to 40+ meters, depending how deep you feel like delving.

The crystal clear waters surrounding the island are home to a huge variety of tropical marine life and colorful coral reefs. On any given day you may be able to spot anything from a tiger eel to a barracuda, or even a trumpet fish.

The day commences with an afternoon relaxing on a private beach with an open bar and a traditional BBQ lunch with fresh pasta, salads and tropical fruit.

Place your bets

If you’re looking to win big, and aren’t afraid to potentially lose a bet or two, then you could try your chances at the many casinos dotted throughout Punta Cana and the surrounding area. If poker is your thing, or if you’d prefer a game of chance at the roulette wheel, you’ll be able to place your bets in style at the supreme-quality tables of the Hard-Rock casino. The iconic casino also boasts an array of restaurants and bars which are sure to suit your taste.

Experience the history

Puerto Plata - activities for adults in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country rich with history and is home to some iconic landmarks and beautiful architecture. Along the north coast, in the Puerto Plata province, there are a number of must-see spots which offer a look into the history and culture of the island. From the intricately designed Catedral San Felipe, to the historical Victorian Times building, there are plenty of hot spots where you can soak up some history and snap a selfie.

Speed through the savannah

If you’re looking for a rush while holidaying in the Dominican Republic then you might like the idea of off-roading adventure through the countryside of Punta Cana – this is one of our most popular activities for adults in the Dominican Republic! The tour gives you the opportunity to drive ATVs, perfect for any petrol-heads looking to cut loose as well as those new to off terrain driving. As you speed along, you’ll get to see the natural beauty of the open countryside as it glides past. The route also takes you through small villages and sugar cane fields, during which you will get to interact with the locals and taste tropical fruits.

This is a great opportunity to take part in an adrenaline-fueled adventure you’ll never forget.

Live the nightlife

After an exhilarating day of action-packed adventure, you may be looking to unwind with a delicious meal and a glass of wine. Or if you’ve had a long day relaxing on the beach, you might want to cut loose and dance the night away. Whatever it is you’re looking to do when the sun goes down, the bustling towns and provinces within Dominican Republic will be sure to keep you pleased. If its entertainment you’re looking for then you could seek out the Congo Bongo show in the Punta Cana district, which combines circus performance with Concert Theater shows for a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed. There are countless restaurants and food bars that offer a wide range of traditional Caribbean food, giving you the chance to get a real taste of the Dominican Republic.

Boat cruises

If you’re looking to get away from the busy streets and relax in the sun then a boat cruise around the island of Saona is a perfect escape. There are numerous tour companies that offer you the chance to either sail gently on a catamaran, or fly along in a speedboat. Whatever your chosen speed, a boat cruise is a great way to see the country from a different angle. You could spend an exciting afternoon with your friends on a speed boat, or sail along gently with your partner as the sun sets for a romantic evening.

These are just some of our top activities for adults in the Dominican Republic but this island paradise offers plenty more. Plan your trip now!