For its location in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is an ideal destination for tourism. You will find beautiful beaches of transparent waters and white sands, lush mountainous landscape and a rich cultural history.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the island he named Hispaniola during his first Atlantic voyage. Those interested in knowing the history of this nation may be interested to visit the Colonial City in Santo Domingo (First European city in America), a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its established first monuments and institutions of the new world.
For fans of Ecotourism, among others, the country offers abundant National Parks, scientific reserves, natural caves, historical areas and the highest peak in the Antilles (Pico Duarte). For lovers of water sports, you will find beaches with abundant, high-quality waves for surfing, crystal-clear water for diving and snorkeling and magnificent trade winds for the practice of sailing, kite boarding or windsurfing and a clear warm climate that is always Summer.
Map of Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has cultural elements of European and Spanish influences and enjoys a remarkable variety of arts, music and dance. Merengue, bachata and salsa are the most important forms of music and dance on the island. Make sure to sample the favorite local cocktail, a Cuba Libre, and the famous after-dinner drink, Mamajuana with Brugal rum, made in the Dominican Republic.