Caribbean Coast and Coconut Coast unfold along the southeastern shoreline. The former, which stretches east from the capital, and the latter, northeast from Higuey, have charmed many tourists with their turquoise waters, fine sandy beaches and coconut trees. Hotel complexes are increasingly invading the coastline, but some bays, usually where the locals go, have managed to retain all of their original charm.
Hotel complexes tend to be invading the coastline but some of the bays where the locals go have managed to retain all of their original charm.© C. Rodrigues
Fishing is one of the main industries on the Caribbean coast, along with tourism.© OT Republique Dominicaine
The port of Bayahibe is the departure point for boat trips to the islands of Saona and Catalina.© C. Rodrigues
Juan Dolio is a pleasant destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday.© C. Rodrigues
The town of Boca Chica was built in the 20th century and is worth a visit for its bustling atmosphere and its beach.© C. Rodrigues