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18 Reasons You Should Never Visit the Dominican Republic

18 reasons you should never visit dominican republic

**Sarcasm Alert** – I LOVE the Dominican Republic…Obviously! 🙂

1- For some reason, people seem to think the Dominican Republic is the perfect vacation spot. They are obviously so wrong!

View of Barahona, Dominican Republic
Barahona, Dominican Republic | Michelle Brea / Creative Commons License

2- The beaches are supposed to be among the best in the world but I honestly don’t see why…

Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Roozbeh Rokni / Creative Commons License

3- … they are so crowded both day and night.

Sunset in Punta Cana, DR
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Joe deSousa / Creative Commons License

4- There’s NOTHING else to see beside endless miles of beach.

Two fishermen in the Hatillo Dam
Presa de Hatillo, Dominican Republic | Hector Mota / Creative Commons License
Salto del Limon in Samana, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
El Limon Waterfall – Samana, Dominican Republic | Dustan Sept / Creative Commons License

5- You could try exploring underground but it won’t be ANY better.

Cueva de las Maravillas in Dominican Republic | iHeartDR
Cueva de las Maravillas – San Pedro de Macorís, DR |

6- Wildlife is practically nonexistent.

Royal Peacock in Puerto Plata
Royal Peacock – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | Rob / Creative Commons License
Baby humpback whale in Samana, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
Baby Humpback Whale – Samana, Dominican Republic | Christopher Michael / Creative Commons License
Rhinoceros Iguanas in Punta Cana | iHeartDR
Rhinoceros Iguanas – Lago Enriquillo, Dominican Republic | Sasvata (Shash) Chatterjee / Creative Commons License

7- It’s HOT every single day…

Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic | Damian Dominguez / Creative Commons License

8- I mean REALLY hot…

Pico Duarte, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
Pico Duarte, Dominican Republic | Sosúa Online / Creative Commons License

9- Landmarks are just beyond basic…

Santiago Monument, Dominican Republic | iHeartDR
Santiago Monument – Santiago, Dominican Republic | Ulises Jorge / Creative Commons License

10- … and the “famous” Colonial Zone is no exception.

Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
Colonial Zone – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Adam Mizrahi / Creative Commons License
Columbus Viceroy's Palace in Santo Domingo | iHeartDR
Columbus Viceroy’s Palace – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Margaret Bourne / Creative Commons License
First Cathedral of the Americas - Santo Domingo |iHeartDR
First Cathedral of the Americas – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Genosonic / Creative Commons License

11- Artistic culture is practically absent…

Carnival Costume - La Vega, Dominican Republic | iHeartDR
Carnival Costume – La Vega, Dominican Republic | lchunt / Creative Commons License

12- … even the museums don’t display anything of historical significance.

Crest of Columbus - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic |iHeartDR
Crest of Columbus – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Zach Mobrice / Creative Commons License

13- The food is just blah…

Dominican food plate | iHeartDR
Liren Chen / Creative Commons License

14- … not even dessert is any good!

Habichuelas con dulce plate | iHeartDR
Habichuelas con Dulce / Source:

15- In short, the Dominican Republic is not a place worth visiting.

Sunset in Barahona, Dominican Republic | iHeartDR
Barahona, Dominican Republic | Michelle Brea / Creative Commons License

16- It’s not even visually appealing…

Starry Night in Las Terrenas, DR | iHeartDR
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic | Dustan Sept / Creative Commons License

17- … nothing majestic about it.

Humpback whale in Samana Bay | iHeartDR
Samana Bay, Dominican Republic | Rui Freitas / Creative Commons License

18- Most importantly, you might fall in love with the DR and won’t want to leave. You’ve been warned!

Beach in Punta Cana | iHeartDR
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Ben Kucinski / Creative Commons License

12 thoughts on “18 Reasons You Should Never Visit the Dominican Republic

  1. Gerben Verhoeven says:

    You did a good job, and I loved the sarcasm. I have been in the DR now for 7 times and every time was like that I feel like being home again. With Gods bless I will go next year again. I love the country and the people. Muchas gracias por tener un tiempo muy feliz. Hasta orita con Dios adelante.

  2. Morning Star says:

    I have to say to the author Air Guerra, Great Job! The article was interesting & Quite clever I must add. LOL> It took me a minute before I caught on to sarcasm. As I begin scrolling, I noticed that your captions didn’t match up with the artifacts. I have not yet had the privilege of exploring DR but from what I can tell, The island is stunningly beautiful. I cannot wait to visit! I have to say, reading some the comments regarding the article were hilarious and I couldn’t stop laughing. Some of us need to be more open minded, enjoy life; because life is good, have fun and laugh a little more.

  3. ian MacDonald says:

    Great “tongue in cheek” headline. I cannot think of a better place to travel from Scotland. (2 or 3 times a year). The local people are fantastic, friendly, and mostly poor. Do not get caught in your resort, get out there and explore. Samana Santa is my next trip. Magic place. If the headline annoys you, you will not appreciate the Island as well as you should!

  4. George says:

    You forgot to mention, Cabarete, Cayo Arena, Cayo Levantado, Bahia de Los Aguilas, Playa Rincon, Sousa, Casa de Campo, Bavaro, Los Altos de Chavon, La Romana. I’ve been going to DR for 10+ years and I’ve traveled the Caribbean extensively. There is no other island like it, hands down.

  5. JLCP says:

    República Dominicana es una tierra bella e incomparable, con personas que quieren su patria. Con una cultura sin igual. Visítala y conócela, veras lo hermosa que es su gente, su biodiversidad, sus monumentos.

    En definitiva, la a República Dominicana es donde Dios descanso luego de la Creación.

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