Posted by: Anni Orekh | March 15, 2010

Sports in the Dominican Republic

Although many people visit the Dominican Republic for a relaxing, tropical beach vacation, the country offers an incredible variety of sports and adventure opportunities – mountain biking, diving, windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, canyoning, golfing, and fishing – to name a few.  Baseball is the main and most popular sport.

You may wish to choose the destination you visit based on what it can offer you in this regard. Some destinations  are more suited for certain activities than others. Where this may be the case, Hineni can help indicating with a few descriptions of the  places for sports or adventure activity.

  • Canyoning
  • Catamaran
  • Caving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kiteboarding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ocean World
  • Paragliding
  • Quad-Riding
  • Rafting
  • Jeep Safaris
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flights
  • Scuba-diving
  • Surfing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing 
  • Golf
    The best golf in the Boca Chica-Juan Dolio area is Los Marlins Golf and Country Club, on the coastal highway not far from the Costa Caribe Resort. 18-holes, club house, restaurant, bar, carts and equipment rentals.
    See our golf page for more details at our Golf Page

Dominican Republic’s Cap Cana Championship

Top golfers coming to the Cap Cana Championship:

Keith Fergus returns to defend his title this year against Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Jay Haas, Jeff Sluman, Andy Bean, Dan Forsman, Nick Price, Joey Sindelar, Tom Kite, Mark Wiebe, Eduardo Romero, Craig Stadler, Hal Sutton, Michael Allen, Hale Irwin, Larry Nelson, Bob Tway, Corey Pavin, Dana Quigle, Tom Pernice, Jr Allen Doyle, Bob Gilder, Peter Jacobs, Scott Simpson, Wayne Levi, Tommy Armour III, Bobby and Lanny Wadkins, David Frost and Vicente Fernandez.

www.golfdominicano.com

Dominican Baseball League players

 

Scuba
Nearly every large hotel here has a dive shop that offers PADI certification courses and open water dives. Juan Dolio is about an hour away from some of the country’s best diving off Catalina Island. Or you can just get your feet wet with a free introductory lesson in the pool. If you enjoy snorkeling, you can do so right off the beach in front of your hotel. You may have noticed the long reef breaking the waves just off shore. It creates a home for the fish and keeps strong waves off the beach. Your hotel should be able to loan you snorkel gear. Dives to visit the Tanya V sunken wreck can be booked with the dive shops.

Fishing
Fishing trips can be arranged at area hotels. Marlin, dorado, barracuda and others.

Horseback Riding
Jungle/beach rides. Guavaberry Equestrian Center for trail rides, horseback riding lessons for the entire family, or to watch a polo match. Or Rancho Cumayasa on the way to La Romana for a combined horse-riding, river trekking and Catalina island visiting day.

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