Planning on spending a family vacation in the Dominican Republic? From daring adventures to relaxing getaways, when visiting Santo Domingo or La Romana, a myriad of activities abound. Whether you’re looking for adventurous escapes, or a placid ride through the island’s scenic landscapes, there’s an endless array of things to do in the Dominican Republic with kids!
Go Horseback Riding
Take your kids on a unique and exciting horseback ride in Bayahibe, just minutes away from Hilton La Romana. Rancho Bayahibe provides tours even for your little ones, and don’t worry if you don’t have riding experience, as they’ll guide you through the tour. As you ride from the ranch to the beaches you’ll absorb the picturesque scenery and enjoy bonding with these beautiful animals.
Ziplining in La Romana
Zip through the lush jungles of La Romana at one of the most scenic ziplines in the Caribbean. There are various tour organizations to choose from, such as Wild Ranch Zip Line Canopy, which boasts various zip lines through a stunning mountain range and is just a short drive away from Hilton La Romana. Climb to the highest canopies for the best views, get buckled into a harness, and zip 800 meters above ground through the tropical landscape! A thrilling adventure for the books, this one is not to miss if you’re traveling with children ages 6+ and if you’re not afraid of heights!
Explore caves at Parque Los Tres Ojos
Literally translating to “Park of the Three Eyes,” the national park is home to some of the most breathtaking caves in the Dominican Republic. Within the caves are luminous sea-green waters that glisten against the backdrop of the caves. Beautiful and photo-worthy, you might just be tempted to jump right in, but unlike the cenotes in Mexico, swimming is not allowed here. Nonetheless, the subterranean caves are a wonder to behold, and a popular attraction year-round. The park is located only a short drive away from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo.
Indulge your sweet tooth at ChocoMuseo
The ChocoMuseo, or Chocolate Museum, is a must visit spot for all chocolate lovers. One of the most exciting things to do in Dominican Republic with kids, the Chocolate Museum offers a bean to bar workshop where you can confect your very own chocolate right from the cacao bean. There’s something about making it yourself that makes chocolate taste even more delicious. A guide will also give you a tour of the chocolate factory, where you’ll learn everything from the history of cacao to the whole harvest and production process. The best part? You can eat all the chocolate too! Your kids will agree that the ChocoMuseo is a must-see.
There are plenty of marvelous Dominican Republic resorts for families to choose from, but the best resorts for kids are just minutes away from all of the fantastic excursions. If you’re traveling on a family holiday, be sure to book your stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo or Hilton La Romana, so you can be conveniently situated just a short drive away from all the best the Dominican Republic has to offer!