About Us

The Dominican Republic is best known for its perfect beaches, vibrant latin music, and a tourism industry dominated by large all-inclusive resorts. But being confined to a resort doesn't cut it for everyone. And the negative effects on local communities from the pressures of overtourism are undeniable. That is why we are here.


La Milagrosa small wood chapel.

Capilla La Milagrosa, Los Montones, San Jose de las Matas

Photo: José Miguel Pérez

A new story

Visit Dominican Republic is a new platform dedicated to changing travel in the Dominican Republic.


We tell the stories of the lesser known local destinations, fascinating overlooked detours that will enhance your travel experience and legendary local eateries you won’t find on Google Maps.

Local fresh sea food stand.

Beach restaurant in Puerto Plata

Photo: Carlos Karlos

Who we are

We are a local team of writers, photographers, artists, adventures and much more with a shared passion for the Dominican Republic and real life experience from our communities.


We publish thoughtful and informed stories in different formats. By telling these stories and helping travellers navigate the best of what the Dominican Republic has to offer, we hope to encourage slower and more mindful travel that has a positive impact.

Body paint at Jacmel Carnaval, Haiti

Bodypaint at carnival

Photo: Franck Fontain

What we publish

• Nature and adventure travel inspiration


• Guides to the best beaches, bars, hotels and events


• Insight into the Dominican Republic’s incredible art and culture, history and heritage


• Meet the locals: in-depth stories about Dominicans doing wonderful things


Dominican Republic Up Close: practical advice on how to get here, what to bring and what it's really like to travel here