The Dominican Republic has long been a destination for families from around the world. Although the tropical setting and fine dining options make the Dominican Republic a favorite vacation spot for adults, it’s also home to many international, expat communities searching for a warm, welcoming place to raise a family.

That’s why so many activities here cater to a younger crowd. In this video from Dolphin Explorer, you can see for yourself why the natural flora and fauna are great for kids interested in the sciences. You can spend the weekend swimming with the dolphins and taking a boat out to a colorful coral reef at Ocean World only to return home for a quiet (or not so quiet) evening with friends.