Should you ever get bored of sipping cocktails by the pool or swimming in the clear Caribbean waters, there are many day trips worthy of your time. The islands of Catalina and Saona are well served by boat charters and both offer picture-perfect beaches. San Felipe Fortress is the place to gaze into the past and pretend you are helping to protect the island from swashbuckling pirates, while nature is at its tropical best in the island's mangroves. Gri Gri Lagoon is also a notable trip by boat, and a cable car will whisk you to the top of Mount Isabel del Torres if you can't summon the energy. If you are an active type, there are opportunities for white-water rafting around the Dominican Republic too.
Ocean World is in Puerto Plata and is an adventure park, marina and casino - you are sure to find something for the whole holiday party at this Mecca of fun.
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Totally tropical temperatures see holidaymakers enjoying pleasant averages of 24-28C year round. Travel between December and April and take advantage of the dry season. Travel between May and November and you can take advantage of lower prices, but you are likely to see rainfall, as this is the wet season. It can also get extremely hot and humid during these months.
Santo Domingo Carnival; February/March: Things have hardly calmed down since La Vega Carnival when the attention shifts to the exertions of the Santo Domingo Carnival, where party-goers in devil costumes and masks parade the streets.
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival; October/November: Sway to the sultry beats when the nation gets groovy with a range of jazz events.
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