The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in Dominican Republic and why we need to protect them.
FAQs about Dominican Republic National Parks
How many National Parks are in the Dominican Republic?
There are 18 national parks in the Dominican Republic. Three of the most biodiverse national parks include:
- Jaragua National Park
- Bahoruco National Park
- Enriquillo National Park
You are invited to discover and explore each of the individual national parks in more depth by reviewing the park pages referenced above as they become available.
What is the largest national park in the Dominica Republic?
Jaragua National Park is the largest national park in the country. It covers an area of 26.47 square miles (68.57 sq km).
What is the smallest national park in the Dominican Republic?
Parque Isabel de Torres is the smallest national park in the country. It covers an area of 5.7 square miles (15 sq km).
What was the first national park in the Dominican Republic?
The GANP has not identified the first national park as of yet. We will update the page once we confirm.
What percentage of the Dominican Republic is protected land?
Approximately 25% of the landmass of the island nation of the Dominican Republic is protected lands. This makes it one of the most ecotourism friendly places and competitive with Costa Rica.
The country is officially known as the Dominican Republic, locally known as Republica Dominicana. Santo Domingo is both the capital and largest city in the country.
There are approximately 10.5 million people living in the 18,792 square miles (48,671 sq km) making it the second-largest nation in the Antilles..
Where is the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic is on the larger island of Hispaniola which is shared between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The island is one of the Greater Antilles. Cuba sits to the northwest, Jamaica to the southwest, and Puerto Rico to the northeast.
Dominican Republic Tourism
The Dominican Republic is more popular than Haiti which accounts for the other half of the larger island. The Dominican Republic is well known for its fantastic cultural, historical, and natural experiences. It is an island nation with something for everyone.