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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TOURIST GUIDE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
 
 

El Portillo, Las Terrenas
 
     
   
 
Altos de Chavon is in the style of a sixteenth-century Spanish village with an exceptional view on Chavon river, with the Amphitheater, set of several concerts of world-famous artists and the Escuela de Diseño by the Parsons School of Design in New York...
     
 
On the south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, 19 miles from the border of Pedernales with Haiti, the wonderful and almost unknown Bahia de las Aguilas, one of the most beautiful beach in the world, 7 miles long...
     
   
   
 
On the south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, in Las Calderas Penisula, in  Bani with a spectacular field of dunes that fill all the peninsula for 15 miles straight from east to west, with a maximum largeness from north to south of 2 miles...
     
   
 
On the south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, 127 miles west of Santo Domingo, Barahona, the capital of the larimar, has wonderful solitary beaches with shallow waters and beautiful natural aquariums...
     
   
   
On the east coast of the Dominican Republic, just north of Punta Cana, the major resort of Bavaro with excellent all inclusive hotels overlooking impressive beaches...
     
   
   
 
On the east coast of the Dominican Republic, in La Romana province, 9 miles east of La Romana city, Bayahibe is a pretty fishing village, point of embarkation for Saona island and two steps from Dominicus hotels...
     
   
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic, 7 miles from Las Americas international airport, 20 miles from Santo Domingo, Boca Chica has a lively nightlife and a beautiful beach, overlooking a natural bay protected by coral reef, with all services, hotels, restaurants, diving center and the deck with boats for deep sea fishing...
     
   
   
On the east coast of the Dominican Republic, 29 miles east of Bayahibe at the mouth of Yuma river, in Higuey province, Altagracia region, Boca de Yuma is a small fishing village with little mass tourism, where you can still see the seventeenth century cannon of the Spanish coastal defense...
     
   
   
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 9 miles south-east of Sosua, Cabarete is a major tourist destination of the Dominican Republic with excellent hotels, elegant and lively nightlife and one of the best bays in the world for lovers of windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing...
     
   
On the south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, in Pedernales province, the most southern province of the country, Cabo Rojo is a cape and a beautiful solitary beach on the same position...
     
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic, in La Romana province, 2 miles from La Romana city, Casa de Campo is one of the best resorts in the world, with prestigious villas, beautiful golf courses, a scenic harbor and a private airport...
     
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic and on the east side of East National Park, 9 miles far from La Romana and La Romana international airport . Catalina island has beaches and seabeds among the most wonderful of Dominican Republic, every year destination for thousands of sub. Particularly, not to be missed the snorkeling around the coral reef, accessible swimming from the beach too, and rich of underwater life. For the enthusiasts, a dive is a must...
     
   
Catalinita is on the north-east end of Saona island it is on the Mona Passage side of the barrier reef that goes north-south along the eastern end of mainland Dominican Republic, so the eastern end of Catalinita is very close to very deep water and this is the best place to see bigger animals. Everytime you go to this site you see sharks, barracuda and large rays...
     
   
 
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, opposite Samana city, in the heart of the bay, Cayo Levantado has enchanting beaches, in a beautiful sea, that from mid January to late March is populated of whales off  Cabo Samana...
     
   
Constanza is located at 1.200 meters above sea level, and is called Caribbean Swiss because of temperate climate in summer and cold in winter (minimum 5 degrees celsius). The area is suited for excursions by off-road vehicles and for jeep safari. We recommend a visit to Salto de Aguas Blancas Falls to see the water dropping from 1.680 meters...
     
   
golf, diving
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 43 miles north-west of Samana, after Nagua, Rio San Juan and Cabrera are known as Green Coast for the beautiful beaches and coasts, as Cabo Frances Viejo on the highest Atlantic coast with an exceptional view of the Ocean...
     

On the north-east end of the Dominican Republic, in the Samana Peninsula, Limon fall is the highest waterfall in the Caribbean (approximately 50 meters), spectacular forms a large deep pool with trasparent water where is pleasant swim...

     
   
In the south-east region of the Dominican Republic, in La Romana province, 32 miles from La Romana city and 34 miles from Punta Cana, Higuey is the most important place of pilgrimage of the devotees of the Virgin Nuestra Señora de Altagracia, patron of the island...
     
   
On Central Cordillera 530 meters above sea level, Jarabacoa valley, approximately 23 square kilometers, is rich of pine trees, rivers, waterfalls. This is the perfect area for ecotourism and adventure tours...
     
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic, in San Pedro de Macoris province, 12 miles east of Boca Chica, 31 miles far from Santo Domingo Capital City and 30 minutes by car from Las Americas international airport, Juan Dolio is an elegant tourist area with long beaches, comfortable all-inclusive hotels, excellent restaurants and prestigious golf courses...
     
   
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic, 9 miles west of Bayahibe, 25 miles west of Bavaro, 50 miles east of  Boca Chica and 68 miles east of  Santo Domingo, La Romana is located in a suggestive area, 5 miles from Casa de Campo and 6 miles from La Romana international airport, in a rich region, with shopping centers and a port for cruise ships...
     
   
In La Vega there are the ruins of La Concepcion, the fortress built by Christopher Columbus in 1494, the third in American soil. Now, La Vega is a modern city, with a great cathedral, parks, avenues, elegant villas and the most famous carnival in the country...
     
   
 
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, on the end of Samana Peninsula, a natural paradise of solitary beaches. Las Galeras beach is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic...
     
   
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, in Samana Peninsula with beautiful beaches, Las Terrenas is a nice city with all services, restaurants and seaside hotels with all facilities for an unforgettable holiday, with a lively nightlife and starting point for all the excursions in Samana Peninsula...
     
   
 
South to Samana bay, Los Haitises National Park, measuring nearly 100 square miles, is formed by limestone hills up to 40 meters high, that issue from the water, forming an archipelago of 50 islets between which you can navigate. Rich in flora and fauna, with numerous caves approachable from the sea, where there are drawings of the Taino People who once lived in them...
     
   
On the north-west coast of the Dominican Republic, 25 miles west to Puerto Plata, Luperón overlooking the Atlantic ocean, in a large bay where Christopher Columbus taked refuge during a storm, saving his fleet, and that renamed ''Puerto de Gracias o Gracia". The bay, with a beautiful beach, is surrounded by mangroves...
     
   
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, almost 62 miles north-west of Bavaro, Miches is a fishing village in the Creole style, with a wonderful beach 8 miles long open to the south of the Samana bay...
     
   
excursions, diving, carnival
On the north-west coast of the Dominican Republic, 85 miles west of Puerto Plata. The sea north-west of Montecristi, beyond the coral reef, to Haiti and Tortuga island, was the sea of pirates. Lots of Spanish galleons sunk in that area quell´area still waiting to be discovered. Montecristi is also famous for the carnival...
     
   
In the Central Cordillera, Cibao region, Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in the Dominican Republic with 3174 meters. in the area surrounding Pico Duarte, have their origin the most important rivers of the Dominican Republic, Blanco river, Yaque del Sur river, Mao river, Mijo river. The area is perfect for ecotourism and adventur tours as rafting...
     
   
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 15 miles north-west of Sosua, Puerto Plata is surrounded by the sea and mountains. Puerto Plata has beautiful beaches overlooking Atlantic Ocean; on a small peninsula there is the San Felipe castle (1540); to east the suggestive Long Beach. Playa Dorada is one of the most exclusive destinations of the Ambar Coast with a prestigious golf course and a lively nightlife...
     
   
   
On the east coast of the Dominican Republic, 34 miles east of  Higuey, Punta Cana is declared by the Unesco a tropical paradise, with white beaches, reef and thousands of palms, in a landscape of incredible beauty. Punta Cana extends for 155 miles, 93 to north and 62 to south. Just north of Punta Cana, El Cortecito beach... 
     
 
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, in the far east of Samana peninsula, with the wonderful beach of Playa Rincon, coral beach miles 2,5 miles long, overlooking a fantastic sea...
     
   
golf, diving
 
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Rio San Juan has numerous creeks with turquoise waters reached by an easy road to Playa Grande, with excellent resorts and a diving center. Just 14 miles Cabrera with the wonderful Playa Grande Golf Course...
     
   
   
On the north-east coast of the Dominican Republic, Samana and its peninsula are the real Caribbean: a coast 12 miles long with fabulous beaches, turquoise waters, peace and tranquility, luxury hotel on the beach, and the unforgettable experience of whale-watching in Samana Bay  from mid January to mid March...
     
In the fertile Cibao valley, industrial center of the Dominican Republic, 103 miles north-west to Santo Domingo, Santiago, capital of the homonymous province, is the second city of the country for size and importance, internationally renowned for its tobacco plantations and for the ancient tradition of producing handmade of the finest premium Dominican cigars, sold on the world market, but also for its carnival...
     
   
On the south-east coast of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (2.200.000 inhabitants) consists of two distinct cities. The new city, with luxurious hotels, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, stores, discos, nightclubs, casino, major avenues, skyscrapers, magnificent villas and a suburban slums. The Colonial City of immense charm, overlooking the Ozama river, with ancient paved streets, secret patios, sumptuous Spanish palaces and El Conde, the most famous street of the Capital...
     
   
In the east of the Dominican Republic, in the center of the East National Park, UNESCO protected, Saona is protected area and natural sanctuary, with natural pools and extraordinary beaches, some equipped with comfortable deckchairs under the palms and with buffet, other solitary for the lovers of the peace...
     
   
On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, 16 miles south-east of Puerto Plata, Sosua, overlooking a beautiful beach in a bay with an impressive panoramic view, is a pretty town with good hotels, charming restaurants, a lively nightlife and an international jazz...
     
   
 
Trip in the northern zone of Dominican Republic. From the cultivated fields of rural north to the jungle of fruit trees as far as Las Terrenas and Las Galeras virgin coasts in the spectacular Samana bay.
   

 

The Dominican Republic

From the urban avenues of modern Santo Domingo with its charming, historic streets in the Colonial Zone.

To Boca Chica, the closest beach town to the Capital, rich of hotels, restaurants, deep sea fishing, diving center.

From the astonishing beaches of Las Terrenas on the Samana peninsula: Las Galeras and Playa Rincon.

To the rural villages in the deep south around Barahona: and to the  larimar mines, close to the Haitian border, unique in all the world.

Dominican Republic (48.422 kmq), with Santo Domingo Capital City, extends on two-thirds of Hispaniola island, and borders Haiti, in the west.

It's one of the most fascinating exotic destination in the world for beauty and varied nature of the landscapes, the history and above all, the completeness of the services.

Golden beaches and clear sea, barrier reef, palm groves, lagoons, lakes and rivers, water falls, jungles with fruit trees and mountains, waiting for you.

But are great sense of freedom, cheerful character of the people, perfect weather all year round, that captivate.

You will find luxury and inexpensive hotels, holiday villages, prestigious golf courses, exclusive and informal restaurants, night clubs, discos, casino.

And then Santo Domingo, with two different towns.

The new city, with wide boulevards, traffic-congested major roads, villas and skyscrapers, luxury stores, and the suburbs of favelas around Ozama river.

And the old colonial city, true museum in the open air, in an atmosphere of ancient times, even more evocative by night, when streetlamps light create a rich ambience of music, mystery and enchantment between El Conde and Spanish walls.

 
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