Skip to Content

This Unique Travel Experience Is Gaining Popularity In The Dominican Republic

Share The Article

Last Updated

A completely new way of experiencing the Dominican Republic’s stunning natural beauty is quickly gaining popularity with travelers.

New figures show that camper van travel is growing in popularity as more tourists flock to enjoy the tropical island.

a camper van in the dominican republic with palm trees

Allowing plenty of flexibility to travel around at one’s pace, camper vans are a unique way to discover the hidden wonders of the Dominican Republic without having to deal with crowded beaches or packed resorts.

As a record number of travelers visit the Dominican Republic this year, here’s why you should consider renting a camper van on your next tropical getaway. 

lush mountains in the Dominican republic

More Than Just Beach And Sun

The Dominican Republic is mostly known for its stunning coastline dotted with amazing white-sand beaches. But with travelers increasingly seeking new experiences to enjoy, camper vans are seeing their popularity skyrocket.

According to new statistics published by the country’s tourism ministry (Mitutr), around eight out of every ten travelers are choosing to leave their all-inclusive resorts to explore everything the Dominican Republic has to offer.

Top 5 Travel Insurance Plans For 2023 Starting At $10 Per Week

Easily Earn Points For Free Travel

@andiefromtheblog Renting a car in Dominican Republic and doing a road trip was the best decision ever! Wish I could go back 🤍 #dominicanrepublic #traveldominicanrepublic #republicadominicana ♬ Paradise – TELL YOUR STORY music by Ikson™

And with new investments in public safety and infrastructure, travelers are discovering an entirely new way to experience the Dominican Republic: camper vans.

While road trips have always been popular with certain demographics, tour companies, and rental firms are noticing an uptick in demand for camper vans and other vehicles. 

According to local excursion operators, camper vans allow travelers plenty of flexibility in terms of choosing where and how great a distance they want to cover. But above all, they’re a convenient means of escaping packed beaches in crowded resort cities like Punta Cana or Samaná. 

Hotel in the shore of the sea of the Caribbeans in the Dominican Republic

Although the idea of taking a road trip through the Dominican Republic may seem like a daunting task, a number of tour operators organize tailor-made packages and routes that create a seamless experience for travelers.

Of course, adventurous travelers can rent a van of their own and create their own bucket list road trip, but they should take several important considerations in mind. Driving in the Dominican Republic can be hazardous at times due to potholes and lackluster driving culture. 

Fortunately, those issues – and others – can be easily avoided with the help of a tailor-made route put together by one of the many tour operators in the country.

@oneflylife Check comments for link #sosua #dominicanrepublic #roadtrip #budgettravel #traveltiktok #travellife #fypシ ♬ Good Vibes (Instrumental) – Ellen Once Again

One particular company that has seen its demand skyrocket is Yaya Campers a Santo Domingo-based tour operator offering custom-made tours starting at just $150 per trip.

According to the company’s CEO, Joan Castillo, camper van tours combine premium comfort with the freedom to explore uncharted territory for a truly adventurous experience. 

Some of the areas that have seen demand grow the most include Pedernales, Puerto Plata, and La Romana. Famous for their ample natural and cultural beauty, these provinces abound with hidden gems, from sweeping views of mountainous terrain to local farms, The Dominican Republic is a lot more than just white-sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts.

@the_sueros10 Trips around DR. ❤️‍🔥 #dominicanrepublicvacation #roadtripinspo #vacationspots #tropicalvacationvibes #thingstodoindr #familytripideas ♬ Chichiquetere – HCTM

And with new government investments in places like Miches and Pedernales, more regions in the tropical country are opening up to mass travel, creating endless possibilities for tourists seeking an authentic Caribbean experience.

@thecurlyjenny adivina donde queda ese puente🤔 #bucketlist #dominican #solotravel #solotrip ♬ original sound – lizzo

But as travel numbers grow, it’s also important to be aware of a few safety-related trips, especially when planning a road trip. Travelers should do some research before embarking on their next getaway, making sure to stick to well-known routes and avoid crime-prone neighborhoods in large cities. 

Plan Your Next Dominican Republic Vacation:

Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!

Choose From Thousands of Dominican Republic Hotels, Resorts and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties

↓ Join the community ↓

Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to Dominican Republic Sun’s latest breaking news affecting travelers, straight to your inbox.