Summer in the Dominican Republic


Summer in the Dominican Republic offers an abundance of activities for adults and kids alike. From snorkeling and kayaking to spelunking and whale watching, you’re sure to have one of the most exciting trips of your life if you visit the Dominican Republic in the summer season. 


While it’s true that summer is the rainy season, the Dominican Republic still offers plenty of sunshine and average temperatures around 85 to 86 degrees in July and August. Also, the sea temperature is great for enjoying the country’s gorgeous beaches. If you decide to visit in the summer, the following places and activities represent just a small sample of what you should do and see:


Punta Cana

While some people flock to Punta Cana for its luxurious resorts, this eastern coastal town has so much more to offer. Kids have a blast at Scape Park, which features an underground swimming cave and zip lines that take you right down into the water. Of course, a trip to Punta Cana wouldn’t be the same without visiting Playa Bávaro with its white sand and beautiful turquoise water.


Santo Domingo

If you visit the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo should definitely be on your list of places to see. From the old colonial streets to the outstanding food and museums, this capital city is teeming with culture and history. Families can tour the city on trykkes, or three-wheeled electric scooters, or they can board the Chu Chu Colonial Sightseeing Trolley, which takes visitors on a 45-minute tour starting at Parque Colón.


Puerto Plata

Located on the northern coast, Puerto Plata offers beautiful beaches and plenty of water sports, including snorkeling and kite surfing. For an fun inland adventure, you should check out Damajaqua Cascades, which features 27 waterfalls where you can go sliding and even cliff jumping.


Making a Difference While You’re There

A visit to the Dominican Republic also offers you the unique opportunity to make a difference by visiting the children at the Advocates of Love Children’s Home and Hope House. Located in the Province of Samaná, the Home and Hope House meets the nutritional, emotional, and educational needs of vulnerable and orphaned children. If you’d like to learn more about the culture of the DR and make a difference on your trip, contact Advocates of Love to find out how you can help during your stay.


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Melissa Schol

Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.

Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church. 

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