Dominican Republic: Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. Though known for its pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing, it has a varied terrain comprising rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. It has Spanish colonial history going back 500 years, and passionate merengue is its official music and dance.
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Dominican Republic Destinations
La Romana Between Santo Domingo and Dominican Republic, this resort area with stunning, white sand beaches offers every imaginable land and water sport. The snorkeling off the living reefs is not to be missed. Nor are the wildlife preserves of Catalina and Saona or Altos de Chavon, the “artist’s village” showcasing the local artists and artisans.
Puerto Plata The north or “Amber Coast” is on the Atlantic side and is ideal for energetic water sports. The Playa Dorada region plays host to the majority of Puerto Plata’s resorts, as well as 3 casinos, an 18-hole championship golf course and long beaches. The town of Sosua offers restaurants, cafes, shopping, nightlife and 2 km of soft, golden sand beaches.
Punta Cana The DR’s finest beaches are found here. Bavaro Beach is the best known with 60 km of palm lined white sand and a multitude of water sports and championship golf. Enjoy the many colorful flea markets selling native arts and handcrafts. Visit Manatee Park (300,000 sq. meters!) and view an awe-inspiring array of birds, fish and plant life; and definitely see the “Dancing Horses,” performed by purebred Spanish stallions.
Samana Santo Domingo The country’s capital is the oldest (1496) city in the New World. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1990, it contains many museums and historic sites, such as the home of Christopher Columbus. The resorts, with sparkling beaches along the southern coastline, offer a range of water and land sports.
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