Dominican Republic Overview
Nothing compares to the Latin flavor of the Dominican Republic.
You'll be hard pressed to find a more friendly people than the dominicans They are gregarious, fun, and full of warmth and energy.
Punta Cana Resorts
Punta Cana Boasts one of the best beaches in the world. development on Punta Cana started about twenty years ago. It has quickly become a sophisticated destination featuring world-class resorts, fun casinos, "Las Vegas-style" revues and nightlife that moves to the beat of the Merengue, the national dance.
Puerto Plata Resorts
Located north of Santo Domingo along the Atlantic shore is the glittering Amber Coast, home to the world`s richest deposits of amber, which allows local residents to produce a variety of the one-of-a-kind jewelry creations found throughout the country. Here, surrounded by a spectacular mountain range, Puerto Plata offers a wide variety of historic sites, great resorts and challenging golf.
Puerto Plata is a picturesque resort city situated at the base of the towering Mt. Isabel de Torres, which can be reached via the teleferico, an electric sky lift system. At its peak, visitors will find a scaled-down version of Rio de Janeiro`s The Redeemer, the famed statue of Christ.
Windsurfers flock to the Amber Coast and a small strip of land called Cabarete. Here, the Professional Windsurfing Association has held its prestigious World Cup competitions, attracting the top windsurfing champions from around the globe. In mid-June, there`s the Cabarete Race Week for amateurs, one of the most popular amateur competitions in the world.
Santo Domingo Resorts
The Caribbean`s most cosmopolitan city is also the oldest in the Western Hemisphere and as rich in history as in modern convenience. Old Santo Domingo houses over twelve museums filled with treasures from around the world. Stroll the Malecon, and dine at tiny cafes that line the water`s edge. For other historic sites visit the oldest street, house, cathedral and university in the Western Hemisphere. Once the sun sets, take a trip to the monumental Columbus Lighthouse, housing the remains of Christopher Columbus, and see it light up the night. Those who appreciate history and the arts will be awed by all that Santo Domingo has to offer.
In the heart of Santo Domingo, be sure and visit the Plaza del Cultura, where you`ll find a cluster of four museums that includes the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of History and Geography, the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Dominican Man, which charts the progress of Dominican civilization. The National Theatre is also located here and it`s a popular venue for ballet, opera, concerts and theatre.
Santo Domingo nightlife has a variety of individual choices and flavors. This is the home of the merengue, the famous Latin-style dance, and visitors will find countless opportunities to polish their skills. A different type of excitement can be found at the capital`s dozen casinos, which provide all the late-night action any high roller could want. City-wide, gourmands will find excellent restaurants that will whet the appetite of even the most serious food fanatic.
La Romana Resorts
Trendy La Romana lies east of Santo Domingo and is home to international polo matches and world-class championship golf. Enjoy an unbelievable variety of sports and recreational activities unmatched in the Caribbean including golf, polo, horseback riding, tennis, swimming and all other non-motorized watersports, with some of the finest snorkeling and scuba destinations in the region. The area also boasts some of the most unique shops and boutiques on the island.
La Romana, a city built and maintained by the sugar mills that proliferated in this region, is a burgeoning resort area. Nearby attractions include the "artists village" of Altos de Chavon, a re-creation of a 16th century Italian village with artisan workshops, an archeological museum, cobblestone streets and quaint architecture.
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