The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries, with wondrous mountain scenery reminiscent of the European Alps, evocative colonial architecture and mile upon mile of tropical white sand beaches, fringing warm azure seas. There are numerous horse riding opportunities in this fantastic country, with many equestrian centres near tourist towns offering quiet day rides and lessons, catering for all ages and abilities.
For more adventurous riders, ranches in the North in Puerto Plata and Rio San Juan, provide riders with a unique itinerary of both fast beach riding and challenging mountain trails. In the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, follow river on horseback as they carve their way through sweeping valleys of lush jungle, thundering waterfalls and sugar cane plantations. Discover the vast fertile interior with a stay on an authentic working ranch learning western skills, where cattle and horses graze quietly in rolling meadow. For those travellers seeking a more luxurious holiday, opulent resorts offer a full range riding activities on quality horses, from polo, dressage and jumping, to lessons for beginners and children.
The Dominican Republic is a centre of excellence for watersport and golfing activities, coupled with its spectacular geography, beautiful horses, stunning beaches and climate, it is a superb all round holiday destination.