Destination: Dominican Republic
With over 4 million visitors annually, the Dominican Republic is a top Caribbean vacation destination, which is no surprise considering the many hotels, resorts and attractions the island has to choose from as well as the country’s incredibly welcoming attitude towards tourists.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, and Haiti occupies the western third. The landscape of the country is unique and consists of many different environments including beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, alpine ranges and even mangrove swamps. This allows for many opportunities for travelers to embark on excursions of all kinds, including agro-tourism excursions where travelers can visit coffee, tobacco and cocoa farms situated in the fertile interior of the island. The miles of coastline also allow for travelers to experience any kind of water sport they can imagine, including scuba diving, fishing, sailing and surfing, which are ideal in the crystal blue waters.
If a more relaxing vacation is what travelers are looking for, the Dominican Republic has hundreds of miles of coastline with countless beaches. There are beaches near cities, near rain forests and near resorts with plenty of amenities. Whatever type of beach travelers are looking for, the Dominican Republic can easily accommodate them. Another popular activity in the Dominican Republic is golf, and many major cities there have scenic golf courses. Currently, there are six courses on the coasts and 20 located inland. The world-class golf courses have some of the best views in the world in a tropical climate that’s ideal for year-round play.
The Dominican Republic is known for its picture-perfect shorelines and vivacious mix of modern aesthetic and all-inclusive luxury. It’s famous for some of the best tobacco and master cigar rollers in the world, so hosting a cigar roller at a wedding reception affords guests a glimpse into the country’s culture. Merengue, the national dance of the Dominican Republic, adds a little spice to wedding receptions and gets guests onto the dance floor.