Top 7 Best Places to Camp In The Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a country that has a great diversity of spaces that adapt to the activities that adventurers want to do.

Whether to disconnect from routine or to enjoy a vacation to the fullest, the half-island has paradises where you can relax and be close to nature.

One of the activities with which you can disconnect in a magical place is camping.

For a compilation of the most visited places by local adventurers, here is a list of seven places where camping is recommended, to visit these places you should have a good attitude and go as prepared as possible to make your stay as pleasant as possible during the time you will be disconnected.


1-Valle Nuevo, Constanza

Valle Nuevo, Constanza

This place is in the high mountains of Constanza. The Valle Nuevo National Park is a unique place of its kind in our country considered the coldest of the Dominican Republic (in the winter months the temperature drops to zero degrees), there are also born the most important rivers of the whole country.

Its surroundings are ideal for camping because of the vegetation and the climate that surrounds this magical place making it a unique experience in the Caribbean.

Camping in Valle Nuevo is one of the activities that can be carried out with the whole family, since the level of difficulty is low, upon arrival the monument built within this National Park is very striking.

It is the Pyramids of Valle Nuevo, which were built in 1958 as a symbol of gratitude for the construction of the intra municipal road under the tyranny of Trujillo.

Here are some recommendations to take into account if you plan to camp in this place:

  • Access to the park costs $150 pesos per person (3 US dollars).
  • Take with you a coat resistant enough to withstand the cold, temperatures can drop to 0 degrees at night.
  • Sunscreen even if it is cloudy and lip balm for the cold.
  • Sufficient water (use reusable thermos, avoid plastic).
  • You should bring with you the food you are going to eat to prepare it there, there are no commercial establishments around.
  • Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots, in case it rains you might need them.
  • Gloves, hat and scarf for the cold.
  • Mosquito repellent (if you come in summer).
  • Sleeping bag (sleeping bag), make sure it is your size.
  • Inflatable mattress or sleeping pad to place under the sleeping bag and sleep more comfortably.
  • Toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrush (toilets are available in Valle Nuevo).
  • Camera, portable charger and lights for the nights.
  • Garbage bags, remember that this is a National Park and we must take our garbage back with you.

2- Montaña Redonda, Miches (Round Mountain)

Round Mountain, Miches

If you visit the east of the Dominican Republic you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Montaña Redonda, located between the Rincón and Redonda lagoons, and as its name suggests, it is a super high mountain (1,000 feet above sea level), from where you can have a 360-degree view of the lagoons, Playa Esmeralda, Miches and the Bay of Samaná.

From there you can witness the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you have ever seen in this part of the country.

This place is very famous for its swings where many people go up to take the famous photographs suspended in the air.

Access to this place is private, so in order to access and have the right to sunrise there, you will have to pay a fee of RD$600 p/p (6 USD), taking into account that you must bring with you your tent and everything you need.

In the place, there is a small restaurant where you can also ask for dinner and breakfast to be prepared for an extra cost.

Montaña Redonda is very safe and cool, at night you can admire the starry sky and feel an incredible peace, this place is a very good option to clear your mind and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Some recommendations that you should take into account:

  • If you go in a 4×4 vehicle, you can go up the mountain, otherwise, you will have to pay to go up in safari.
  • Take into account the wind when you are setting up the tent. As it is a very high place, try to position it where the wind will not affect it.
  • Remember to bring with you the tent and all the items you are going to use inside it (sleeping bag, lamps, spotlights).
  • Snacks.
  • Insect repellent (in summer there are usually many insects).
  • Fresh clothes.
  • Inside the facilities, there are toilets and water, do not forget your toothbrush and toothpaste.

3-El Valle Beach, Samaná

El valle beah, Samaná

El Valle Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Samaná, known for its virgin nature and for being one of the favorite beaches for hawksbill turtles to nest their eggs every year; that is why in recent years it has also become a favorite of many adventurers looking for new experiences.

They visit it every year to camp in front of its warm waters, the same is very easy to access making it a favorite of many; another attraction is the river that flows into it, great for a nice dip after a day at the beach.

El Valle Beach has the perfect conditions to spend some incredible camping days due to the vegetation that surrounds it and the tranquility of its surroundings.

Right there you can find several restaurants of varied food and fishing boats that go to other pristine beaches such as Ermitaño Beach, Playa Onda and Puerto Escondido Beach, so you can take the opportunity to explore all its surroundings.

Important music festivals are held on this beach, which is a tremendous attraction that adds a lot to the area.

Some recommendations if you plan to visit it:

  • The access to the beach is very easy, the road is in perfect condition.
  • Take with you a food of easy consumption, if not you can give yourself the opportunity to eat in the restaurants around the beach.
  • Remember to bring with you the tent and all the items you will use inside it (sleeping bag, lamps, spotlights).
  • Enough snacks for the days you are going to stay.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Fresh clothes, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, towel, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
  • At night you can make a bonfire on the beach (remember to put it out before going to sleep).
  • A garbage bag (remember to leave everything clean before leaving)

4-Rincón Beach and Caño Frío River Las Galeras, Samaná

Rincón Beach

Playa Rincón is among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world and it is no coincidence, next to the Caño Frío river that flows into its turquoise waters, it is one of the friendliest beaches to carry out activities such as camping.

According to Aquaman, getting there is not difficult at all since the road is in very good condition and upon arrival, you will notice the incredible vegetation of coconut trees that adorn the entire coastline.

This beach has a large expanse of sand for the enjoyment of those who like camping in the shade of coconut trees, here you can take your snack food or enjoy the coconut-based seasoning made by the community who have their small businesses there, a delight according to the traveler.

One of the great attractions of this beach is the Caño Frio River, a wonder of fresh and very cold water from the mangroves that adorn its surroundings, this river is perfect for snorkeling and removing the salt after an intense day at the beach so do not hesitate to dive into it.

Some recommendations for camping in this place:

  • The access to the beach is very easy to reach, the road is in perfect condition.
  • Remember to bring with you the tent and all the items you are going to use inside it (sleeping bag, lamps, spotlights).
  • Enough snacks for the days you are going to stay.
  • Mosquito repellent (there are many in the river area).
  • Fresh clothes, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, towel, toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • In the evenings you can make a bonfire on the beach (remember to put it out before going to sleep).
  • A garbage bag (remember to leave everything clean before leaving).

5-Cabra Island, Monte Cristi

Cabra island, Monte Cristi

Cabra Island is a small white sand key located almost in front of El Morro, very accessible by boat and lends itself well to carry out activities such as camping, in its surroundings, you will have a calm beach with crystal clear waters to enjoy your stay in this paradisiacal island.

Right there is one of its attractions which are the salt mines where salt is produced and a lighthouse that was built when Trujillo ruled the country.

At this place, you can swim, explore, and camp with your friends or family. The main beach has many mangroves that provide plenty of shade, but be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen.

Some recommendations:

  • Sunscreen (sun rays in this part of the country are very intense).
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Stay hydrated at all times.
  • Use cool clothes, sunglasses, hat or cap.
  • Make sure you do not leave waste inside the place.

6-Bahía de las Águilas, Pedernales (Eagles Bay)

Bahia de las Aguilas Beach

This is one of the most famous destinations for “Glamping” (camping with glamour) in the south of the Dominican Republic, is a way of camping with all the comforts for those looking to live the experience without having to take a lot of complicated preparations to live a camping experience.

Here there are some ecological complexes that offer this service where you arrive and find everything ready, the most interesting thing is that the tents have all the amenities such as beds, pillows, fans, etc.

Some recommendations if you plan to come camping in this place:

  • Sunscreen and long sleeve clothing during the day.
  • Insect repellent, there are many gnats in the area.
  • Snacks for the road, it is a long trek.
  • Camera, cool clothes, hat, sunglasses, towel, toothbrush and toothpaste.

7-Sonador River, Puerto Plata

Sonador River

This is an excellent place for camping. This river is located in Yásica, Puerto Plata, it is good to emphasize that it is one of the least polluted and beautiful rivers in our country and the most exciting thing is that you can camp about 100 meters from the river, an experience that you must live when you come to the municipality of Yásica in Puerto Plata.

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