Did you know that every year the start date of Easter or Major Week changes?
This is because the date is set according to the solar calendar and coincides with the beginning of the new moon.
Easter, is without a doubt one of the most important festivities of the year in the whole world, spending Easter in the Dominican Republic is a unique experience, this country has unparalleled diversity, it can offer from warm and welcoming moments to parties and non-stop fun, no matter if it is sailing to one of its beautiful islands, such as Isla Saona o Isla Catalina, or partying on a luxurious yacht on the high seas.
It also has a special gastronomy for this festivity, no matter in which part of the country you are, it includes from the famous Moorish pigeon peas with coconut, colorful green salads, delicious fish in different presentations, to delicious desserts such as: Beans with Sweets (the most traditional dessert of the time in the Dominican Republic), Majaretes, Arepas and Pan de Patata, has become a gastronomic custom for the Easter.
What places can you visit at Easter?
Samaná is an excellent place for a good vacation, you can snorkel to explore the surroundings of the island, enjoy kayaking while contemplating a beautiful natural landscape.
A place that you should definitely visit is the Los Haitises National Park its name means High Land or Mountain, this park is a protected area and is part of the mouth of the Yuna River and the Barracote River. Rent a boat and tour its mangroves and the La Línea and La Arena caverns, it should be noted that its caverns have petroglyphs.
Disclaimer: you can also camp on the beach, yes, being careful since from March to November is the nesting season for turtles, and we must preserve the species.
Where else can you spend your vacation?
If you enjoy the sun’s rays and take a dip in the sea, then Punta Cana is your place.
Rent a catamaran and enjoy a spectacular private party on the high seas, rent a yacht and go fishing, but if your thing is more of an excursionist then you also have the opportunity to visit Saona Island and the Catalina Island.
Casa Campo or Bayahibe
You can also vacation in Casa de Campo or Bayahibe, rent a yacht and fall in love with the beautiful sunsets, fill yourself with adrenaline and fun on a Jet Ski, practice diving in one of the best places for experts and beginners, the island’s coral wall Catalina, plus you can see the only pirate shipwreck in the Caribbean, the lost ship of Captain William Kidd.
If you want to go a little further south of the Dominican Republic, we invite you to Boca Chica, where you can rent a boat and visit La Caleta National Underwater Park, known for its abundant marine life, multiple shipwrecks, caves and underwater tunnels. This is the perfect place to go diving, go fishing or spend a day at sea.