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Escape to Dominican Republic on Spring Break

Dominican Republic, all worries disappear, relaxed atmosphere that permeates all the beautiful Caribbean country.

Quiet sunny beaches, exciting melodies Dominican merengue and bachata, exciting water sports and impressive mountains, beaches and coasts, Dominican Republic makes the perfect place for a memorable and stress-free holiday with your family.

Sosua

Sosua

 

Sosua Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic and this can not surprise us, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Sosua is located on the north coast of Dominican Republic, bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, only about 8 miles from the ancient city of Puerto Plata.

Offers to its visitors very good class in hotels accommodation, resorts, seafood and international restaurants.

Sunbathing, go diving, water skiing, discos and other excellent entertainment.

The Dominicans have enjoyed Sosua for many years, and now the Europeans and Americans have also discovered the beauty of this tropical paradise – it’s not surprising that many of them stay and live there all year or for life.

Sosua is ideal for explorers and visitors looking for a lovely beach and an active nightlife destination.

Sosua is the “Acapulco” from Dominican Republic. You can say that was the first tourist destination in the country, when in the decades of the 70s and 80s he began to receive its first visitors.

Despite the development that has reached this city, Sosua still retains its charm.

Many foreigners a few years ago came to Sosua first as tourists, are currently established in the city and manage successful businesses.

That’s why in Sosua we found a large number of Germans, Austrians, Canadians and Americans.

The biggest attraction of this area remains its beach, a beautiful place with many options for fun and make friends.

Samana

Samana

 

This region has been for many years very independent from the rest of the island mainly because of its inaccessibility which had until recently.

Many tourists come to this area to visit the National Park Haitises and see humpback whales in the Atlantic.

Watching these mammals that come to this area fleeing the cold waters of the North Atlantic in the winter months. They can be seen swimming close to shore. During his stay in these waters to mate and give birth to their calves.

The resorts are scarce in Samana. Airports are very small and large aircraft fleets can not operate in these airports. Only small aircraft and aircraft are operating domestic flights to Samana Peninsula.

One of the attractions is El Portillo Beach Club, located in the town of El Portillo a few miles from Las Terrenas, with a small grass airstrip for light aircraft and a wide range of sports facilities.

The capital is Santa Barbara de Samana, although it is simply called Samana.

It was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage and from there went to break the news of the discovery to the Catholic Monarchs.

Stands out the Malecon or seafront promenade where some hotels like the Tropical Lodge.

From the Malecon leave most ships and tours Samana Bay to see humpback whales.

Almost all the boats make a stop at the island of Cayo Levantado, the most famous of the bay.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana

 

Punta Cana is the name of a place located east of the Dominican Republic, in the province of La Altagracia, and where many resorts are located.

Name the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), located about 30 miles inland, on the road that leads from Higuey to La Romana, and is sometimes even more flights own Las Americas International Airport, located in Santo Domingo and about 3 hours drive from Punta Cana.

Punta Cana area begins north with the beach of Arena Gorda, then following the famous Bavaro Beach, Playa Ubero Alto, Macao Beach and Playa Bavaro.

When around the tip starts are the beaches of Cabeza de Toro, Cape Deceit, Punta Cana and Juanillo.

The coastline of Punta Cana area extends 25 miles of coastline. The longest beach of Bavaro is considered by the government of the Dominican Republic as a national treasure for its rich flora and fauna and natural beauty that can be seen there.

The beaches are white sand and the sea of soft blue-green, without reaching the turquoise Caribbean beaches further south.

The sea usually has waves and the beach very quickly sinks into the sea.

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata

 

Founded in 1502 is one of the most important tourist spots in the country. Dozens of hotels line along its coast and receives many thousands of tourists who come to Dominican Republic.

Puerto Plata is popularly known as the Amber Coast.

This coast is full of this fossilized tree resin and the city has one of the most important museums in the world of Amber: The Amber Museum of Puerto Plata.

Similar to the capital Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata has a boardwalk or promenade more than 3 miles long. At one end is the strongest and the fortress of San Felipe, one of the first in Latin and preserved in today.

Built in the sixteenth century to defend the island from possible invasion is now an interesting museum which houses an exhibition of historical photographs, guns and cannons used in the battles for independence.

Puerto Plata is also famous for its rum, and more specifically the Brugal rum factory that is located in this city.

Puerto Plata also has a similar Rio de Janeiro Corcovado. The statue of Jesus Christ of 16 meters high is located at the top of Pico Isabel Torres in the Pico Isabel Torres National Park.

This is a nice excursion we recommend making. You can climb to the top by cable car and from there see a fabulous view of the bay of Puerto Plata.

In the center of the city is the Cathedral of St. Philip the Apostle of style “art deco”. Beside her Independence Park, a beautiful and nice park pride of all the inhabitants of this city.

The main towns on the coast of Puerto Plata are:

  • The fishing town of Sosua
  • Mecca of windsurfing and kiteboarding in the Caribbean: Cabarete
  • The municipalities of Rio San Juan and Cabrera

Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas

 

Las Terrenas is located in Samana, precisely in northwestern Dominican Republic.

It is the area that has as many coconut trees per square kilometer in the world, this is obvious because here all meals, drinks and sweets are prepared with coconut.

Is world famous and visited because annually more than 3,000.00 humpback whales that come to mate in winter and spring are concentrated.

In this special place in the Dominican Republic is located Las Terrenas is a town and a beach over 9 miles. surrounded by coconut trees that give it a Caribbean flair who love to tourists visiting our island, its sands cream will do completely feel part of nature.

The beauty of La Playa Las Terrenas and the hospitality of the locals is known by many, where visitors have the opportunity to play sports like golf, scuba diving, snorkeling and tennis.

In Las Terrenas is located Playa Bonita Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Samana Peninsula.

In Las Terrenas you can find hotels like the Viva Wyndham Samana Resort, Guatapanal Hotel & Resort and Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo.

Las Terrenas was an ancient fishing village that benefited from the arrival of many foreigners, wholesale french hand, those who did grow and modernize.

Almost everything happens around the main street. Down the street we can find the ocean, and we can see there a blend of modernism and Dominican type, which gives a pleasant feeling of well being.

Las Terrenas and vegetation around them become the largest place of beauty and harmony, Samana Bay, vast beaches flat palms, coconuts and other things to loss of sight, all that bathing in a turquoise sea, a small paradise.

Its large sunny beaches are surrounded by green hills and sea water from a pure blue. The harmony between the three colors will spend magical and unforgettable moments.

Its Beach located in the old town of fishermen and farmers invaded by an increasing spontaneous tourism.

Scenic beach where coconut grove is synonymous with Caribbean.

Las Terrenas where virgin geography is a melody that seduces the tourist.

The unspoilt beaches allow absolute abandonment amid vegetation totally strange to outsiders wildflowers, leaving lulled by the singing of some birds like blackbirds, but casually called chitterlings.

The tiny fishing village of Santa Barbara de Samana, founded in 1756, has been transformed into a purely tourist village, but without losing its primeval air.

There are excellent hotels and nice restaurants.

Las Galeras

Las Galeras

 

Las Galeras is located in the extreme north-east of the Samana Peninsula, about 18 miles separate it from Santa Barbara, capital of the province.

The road ends here at the beach, giving the impression of reaching a shelter under all the noises of the world, a place where peace is absolute.

Four houses hugging the palm trees, white sand beach, the boats of fishermen scattered by the clear waters, the Cayito in the middle of the bay, the chiringitos where they cook fresh fish of the day and a sea with all shades of blue and green.

Tourists come to Las Galeras, marvel at is spectacular bay with a sea illuminated by golden rays of a sun playing among the clouds.

In Las Galeras no travel agencies, or hiking, you have to fend for yourself.

In hotels, mostly family-type or slightly larger, will help and advise you on everything you need for your holiday.

At the same time you propose excursions on foot or horseback, diving in warm, clear waters and splendid days at the nearby beaches.

In and around Las Galeras are some of the pearls of the Samana Peninsula: Playa Rincon, Playa Madama, Playa Fronton.

But surely, this village is an invitation to quiet, to relax, to immersion in the intact and wild nature.

Little nightlife, quiet people who seem to move slowly to not disturb, no noise other than the wind blowing through the leaves and the whisper of the sea.

La Romana

La Romana

 

La Romana is the main town in the east of the country.

Are slightly over 100,000 people living in it. It was founded by the Spanish in use as a commercial port of export.

The American company “Gulf & Western” has had much to do with the commercial and financial activity of the city as it invested in 1920 in the sugar industry in the area and is today the largest sugar refinery in the country: The Central La Romana .

During the 70s this same US company built a few miles away from La Romana a leisure complex and playground for millionaires: Casa de Campo.

These days it is the most complete and luxurious resort in the Caribbean.

It offers luxurious land and villas, private beaches, golf courses, airport, heliport, private beaches, marina, polo and a long list of activities and “facilities”.

Many of the villas are owned by globally popular people like Julio Iglesias, Sharon Stone and the Dominican designer Oscar de La Renta who also designed the interiors of this large complex.

Near Casa de Campo and on top of a mountain there is an enclave called Altos de Chavon.

This small town is nothing less than an imitation to a Spanish or Italian Mediterranean town houses built in limestone.

It is home to many international artists and from the people there are fantastic views of the Chavon River.

The small village of Altos de Chavon has several restaurants, a church where celebrities have married … even “Michael Jackson”, boutiques, a Regional Archaeological Museum with a large collection of Taino artifacts and a subsidiary of the Parsons school of Design in New York.

Besides all this Altos de Chavon has a spectacular stone amphitheater, the most Roman style, with seating for 4,000 people.

The amphitheater is used to celebrate different events and concerts. Frank Sinatra was the first premiere and give a concert. Julio Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, and famous singers and bands merengue, salsa and bachata have performed here.

Just 20 minutes from La Romana is Bayahibe, a small fishing village, where he is one of the most beautiful beaches of the east: Bayahibe beach.

Dominicus Beach is another popular area.

Since both and also from the port of La Romana sail boats, catamarans and boats to Saona and Catalina Island.

The Saona Island is larger in area than Catalina and is within the Eastern National Park.

Saona Island is beautiful, rather a paradise where you can enjoy its beautiful beaches, see the mangroves, diving and other water sports.

Catalina Island is an Italian private property. Its beaches are also unique.

It is a major center for diving and scuba diving. We encourage you to do diving in these waters and seabed contemplate filled with colorful schools of fish, turtles and many other living beings.

Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio

 

The Caribbean coast in the east coast of the island is dotted with long stretches of white sand beaches and several resorts have been built along its banks and the closest to the airport in the Americas, the largest in the nation, is Juan Dolio.

Located 12 miles from the airport, 21 miles from Santo Domingo, its location provides the visitor a unique opportunity to enjoy the privacy offered by its beach resorts with lush tropical views and beautiful seascapes.

Cap Cana

Cap Cana

 

Cap Cana is located in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic known as Juanillo.

The site was founded as a more ambitious, with contributions from new international investors and strategic partners such as Ritz-Carlton, Sotogrande, Donald Trump and many other tourist place.

Cap Cana is a tourist development with an investment of over two million dollars in the lands east of the Dominican Republic.

This area renowned for its large hotels and beaches, no exclusive to the upper class high of Cap Cana, waiting, in part to offer.

The area was designed to support both financially and publicly of “elites” as Donald Trump, Jack Nicklaus, and other owners.

It also includes four miles of beach and coastline, of which 5 are considered among the most spectacular in the Caribbean.

Cabarete

Cabarete

 

Cabarete is a small town located 15 minutes from the town of Sosua, in the north of the island.

It is a tourist village that highlights especially kitesurfing and windsurfing as well as highlighted by the youth of its visitors and nightlife.

Mountain scenery, lakes, beautiful beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters, excellent spots for sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, plus sports like scuba diving … is a spectacle, a place in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Cabarete is host each year of important evidence of global circuit kitesurf and windsurf (PKRA and PWA) is home to many schools in these sports and other adventure sports, with several organized tours, or ecological tourism, various species of birds to see.

Cabarete is Playa Cabarete, a beach of golden and white sand in which we find waves, wind and clear water, perfect ingredients for kitesurfing or windsurfing, this area also has a large number of apartments and hotels around, plus restaurants, bars, clubs and a great life, both day and night, but also to relax and do other activities.

Bávaro

Babaro

 

This resort is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Dominican Republic by the beautiful white sand beaches it has.

Every year the resort receives thousands of foreign tourists who come for the calm, warm, relaxed, beautiful beaches and above all 5-star hotels offering the Dominican Republic which is considered one of the main tourist spots in the Caribbean.

Located in the east of the Dominican Republic, is where the most famous beaches of the island, large and endless, white sandy beaches and have millions of coconut palms there, and a barrier reef that runs along the coast, calm, clear waters.

On your tour you can find several typical villages or places of Dominican fishermen.

This area has an optimal hotel infrastructure and has so far been the most visited by tourists from all over the world.

The Punta Cana International Airport is far from hotels and resorts within 10 miles

Punta Cana is considered one of the major tourism attractions of the Dominican Republic, offers about 15 miles of beaches, a hotel infrastructure of excellence, international airport, facilities for all sports, from sailing trips to the kindness of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean and the pleasure of tasting delicious seafood seashore.

Meet at the eastern end of the island, exactly at the point between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

Adopted for years by tourism from Europe, home to some of the most famous resorts in the Caribbean.

A UNESCO report recognizes the beaches of Bavaro as the best in the world.

Bayahibe

Bayahibe

 

Where the white sand beach, artisanal fishing, humble dwellings, modern hotel and floristic endemism (quisqueyana Bayahibe Pereskia or flower) are combined.

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