A number of nature oriented activities are offered on the island, these include: Hiking, Trekking, River Bathing, Bird watching, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Botany Explorations.
A fine selection of Dominican arts and crafts, often hand-painted on-site, can be found in numerous little shops throughout the island. Handcrafted treasures are often one of a kind and make unique souvenirs. A warning before you begin: if you find something you love, buy it at the moment. Don't make the mistake of thinking you'll come back. Crafts people rarely make the same thing the same way twice.
The Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) is the currency used locally. United States dollar, British Pounds and the Euro currency are acceptable everywhere on the island. Most hotels, restaurant, car rental agencies and tour operators accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express as well as Travelers' cheques.