One of the most inviting destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a colourful tapestry of Spanish, French, Haitian, and African influences woven by a rich and storied history. Christopher Columbus described this lush land as "a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys."
General Information | Dominican Republic
This is a destination like no other, a sensual feast of dazzling landscapes, its white-sand beaches, impressive mountain ranges, and lush green valleys, lure Canadians back time and time again. Whether you're looking to party, relax or explore, the Dominican Republic has a lot to offer.
In addition to the comforts of sun, sea, and sand, the Dominican Republic offers exciting and unique cultural experiences that will captivate your senses.
The five (5) main resorts areas in Dominican Republic are La Romana/Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo & Samana.
Our agents have stayed at many of the resorts in the Dominican Republic and are ready to find the resort that is the right fit for you. We offer the guaranteed best price on resort packages throughout the island of the Dominican Republic both for last minute travel and advanced departure dates.
La Romana/Bayahibe | Dominican Republic
The delightful town of La Romana has been built up over the years on the strength of the local sugar production. It is also home of the airport servicing this region of the Dominican Republic.
Beachfront resorts are found in the Bayahibe area about 15 minutes from La Romana. The white sandy beaches in Bayahibe rival anything in Punta Cana.
With incredible diving sites (wrecks abound), golf courses and outstanding cultural features. The village of Altos de Chavón, is an exact replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village, perched on the cliffs above the river.
Serves as both a living museum and an artists' colony and among the winding cobblestone streets are small galleries.
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Puerto Plata | Dominican Republic
To understand why Columbus chose to call this town Puerto de Plata (Port of Silver) we need only to take a twilight stroll. You'll be awestruck by how imbued the coast is with silver hues as the sun sinks into the Atlantic Ocean.
Sosua is a charming, cosmopolitan town with idyllic beaches and a whole host of attractions. It is the most modern tourist package imaginable, combining the peace and quiet of the beach with a bustling nightlife.
Nearby, Cabarete is famous for windsurfing. There is no coral reef to serve as a breakwater to the waves, which, whipped up by the trade winds, come roaring in unchecked all year round.
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Punta Cana | Dominican Republic
With 32 km of beaches with white sands, a backdrop of swaying palm trees, and warm waters, Punta Cana has become one of the most popular destinations of the Caribbean. It is mostly frequented by Europeans who flock here to enjoy the wonderful climate since it rarely rains during the day. The ambience and standards are more European than American. A more formal dress code will be preferred for dinner, greater interest in soccer matches.
Besides rest and relaxation, this destination calls out to honeymooners, families, active travelers, snorkel enthusiast and golfers. Also many ecotourism is gaining popularity with many national reserves and the coral reef. Gamblers will rejoice with the many casinos.
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Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic
The city of Santo Domingo is located on the south Coast of the Dominican Republic. With fabulous colonial-era buildings document Spain's conquest of the New World. This is the oldest permanent European settlement in the Americas, founded in 1504. The hotels here are more cosmopolitan in flavour.
To the east of Santo Domingo lies various other regions along the South Coast each have a somewhat different atmosphere: Juan Dolio is a more lively crowd with an abundance of daytime activities, discos and casinos; Boca Chica is more family oriented and offers excellent sheltered sea bathing.
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Samana | Dominican Republic
The fishing towns of Samana Bay offer great appeal to sun seekers, nature lovers and romantics, due to its islets or keys and immense beaches. This area is very lush not unlike Costa Rica with it's green mountains, long beaches, lively little towns and turquoise waters make up the beautiful sceneries to see.
A main attraction here is whale-watching between November and March. Also the Los Haitises National Park, with its exotic vegetation, fauna and calm waters, make for an ideal daytrip.
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