dominican republic

A Real Caribbean Paradise

The Dominican Republic is a haven of colonial charm and natural beauty. This tropical island was the first landing place of Columbus and boasts the first capital city of the New World. Its lush green landscapes, bustling city and blissful resorts draw many holidaymakers from around the world.

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Things to do in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic holidays offer so many things to see and do. From the postcard-perfect sandy beaches to the wilds of the rainforest, there’s so much to explore here. Explore the capital of Santo Domingo, a 500 year old town that’s the biggest in the Caribbean. The cobbled streets of the Ciudad Colonial are endlessly charming. Get a taste of the island’s natural landscape in Los Haitises National park, a top ecotourism destination. Go whale watching in Samana Bay. Take a day trip to the tropical paradise of Isla Saona. Explore the highlands and the island nation’s amazing waterfalls.
Dining out
The Dominican Republic has a wide range of dining options on offer. If you’re staying in one of major all-inclusive resorts you’ll find plenty of international cuisine often served buffet-style and drinks right on site. This will be included in what you paid so you don’t have to worry about eating out while you’re here, you can simply relax. But you should also venture beyond the resort to discover amazing meals in mom-and-pop stores and local restaurants. The local cuisine blends Spanish, African and Taíno influences into a unique and often indulgent cuisine served in big portions. You should definitely experience the local cuisine during your holidays to the Dominican Republic.
Nightlife & Entertainment
The Dominican Republic has a unique music culture all of its own. It’s really at the heart of the country. Catch a performance of one of its traditional genres, meringue and bachata. Bachata blends African, European and indigenous Taíno influences into a totally unique style. There’s plenty of sporting events happening around the country too, how about some golf or tennis? Catch a festival celebrating the nation’s food heritage or a live show too. Enjoy the nightlife, a lot of it centred around the major resort areas and capital city.
Beaches
Holidays to the Dominican Republic are a great choice for beach lovers. Its beaches have a real Caribbean atmosphere, with blue waters and soft sands. Near the major resort area of Punta Cana is the popular beach of Bávaro Beach. It’s great for lying around on the sand and then grabbing a drink from a nearby bar. Playa Rincón, a stunning cove with calm waters and some amenities nearby. Playa Dorada is one of the Dominica Republic’s most celebrated beaches thanks to its golden sands, palm trees and stunning surrounding landscape. For more of an escape, venture further from the beach towns of Punta Cana to discover Playa Grande and the smaller nearby beach of Playa Caleton. Watersports lovers flock to Kite Beach, a renowned location for windsurfing.

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