According to a list published by the Lonely Planet website, the Dominican Republic ranks pretty high on their list of “Things to do in the Caribbean”. The popular list includes sports activities such as the Zipline Canopy Adventure in Punta Cana, on the country’s eastern region.
The Canopy Adventure company is organizing half-day tours to the Anamuya tropical forest, near the Bavaro-Punta Cana region.
Visitors will be able to marvel at the beauty of the region while gliding through the forest’s tree tops through more than 700 meters of cables.
There are 12 wooden platforms placed along the treetops, as well as a tower with 12-meter high platforms. More information available: www.canopyadventurezipline.com.
Santiago, the Country’s Second Largest City, Home to One of the Caribbean’s Top Cultural Centers
The Lonely Planet list highlights the Leon Jimenes Cultural Center, in Santiago, and states that it is a “great museum, modern, built by the wealth generated by the Leon Jimenes family.”
The Center is a world-class cultural center with an impressive collection of paintings that trace the evolution of 20th century Dominican art.
One of its most visited exhibits is the Eco-Museum, featuring educational, socio-cultural, research, information and exhibits on Dominican culture within a Caribbean context.
The area features four exhibition halls, multi-purpose rooms, classrooms, educational workshops, a modern auditorium, media center, cafeteria, shops, a Caribbean courtyard and lush gardens.
The museum has in place all the international guidelines established by ICOM/UNESCO regarding its design and operations.