Do you know about the many unique film locations you can find in the Dominican Republic?


f you are looking for the ideal place to film your next project, take a moment to see all that the Dominican Republic has to offer. With unequaled biodiversity, this country offers the most assorted scenery in the entire Caribbean. You can easily shoot on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and then quickly reset for filming in the mountains, desert plains, rainforests, or cities— all within easy driving distance. Here are just a few of the magnificent filming locations in the Dominican Republic.

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Altos de Chavón

Sitting 300 feet about the Chavón River, Altos de Chavón is a meticulous recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village. Its 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater was built in the Grecian style and has hosted world-renowned artists. The village, sculpted entirely from stone, is a popular destination for weddings, shopping, and dining. It could also be the perfect backdrop for a multitude of scenes, whether transporting viewers back to the 16th century or merely taking advantage of the panoramic views of the Chavón River.

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El Morro National Park

Creating one of the most stunning views in the Caribbean, El Morro is a limestone outcrop that towers 794 feet (242 meters) above the adjacent ocean. The transition from ocean to rock creates a backdrop like nothing else on Earth. The surrounding scene adds even more variety with long strands of mangroves, as well as lagoons and inland waterways.

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Los Haitises National Park

Accessible by boat, Los Haitises National Park offers dramatic views of its nearly 100-feet-high (30-meter) rock formations that rise from the ocean. The park is also home to one of the Dominican Republic’s tropical rainforests (one of the filming locations for Jurassic Park) as well as many caves featuring extensive pictographs and petroglyphs. The bay surrounding the park is dotted with caves and abundant mangroves.

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Hoyo de Pelempito

One of the most unique settings in all of the Caribbean region, the observatory at Hoyo de Pelempito rises 4,265 feet (1,300 meters) above sea level, a dramatic departure from the lush, tropical beaches nearby. The short 20-mile (32-kilometer) drive from the coast to the forest observatory is a prime example of the Dominican Republic’s extreme biodiversity. Most dramatically, nearby mountain trails overlook the Hoyo de Pelempito, a stunning geological depression located between the Sierra de Bahoruco mountains.

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Salto El Limón

If your scene calls for thick forests and verdant, hilly terrains, the 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) journey to Salto El Limón offers ample opportunities. The dramatic waterfalls can be reached on foot, horseback, or via El Limón river. The falls themselves are stunning. Surrounded by exuberant vegetation, they drop 130 feet (40 meters) from the top of Sierra de Samaná into a natural pool.

See for Yourself

Visit the Dominican Republic yourself. You will be overwhelmed by the variety of stunning locations. You will also be impressed by all this country has to offer producers. With generous tax incentives and access to the modern equipment you will need for your next feature film, TV series, documentary, or any other type of production, you will find the Dominican Republic the perfect home for your next project.

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