Places To Visit in the Dominican Republic

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List of Tourist Attractions in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti, in the Caribbean. On the country’s south coast is the city of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo is one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant cities, a blend of the historic and modern that changes with every step. In the Colonial City, new hotels stand shoulder to shoulder with buildings two centuries old, on cobbled streets where luxury modern cars vie for space with horse-drawn vehicles.

Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World, and it has the first European street, hospital, cathedral and university in the Americas. The ancient city is extraordinarily well preserved, and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1980. If you’re in the city, there’s the Malecon, a seaside Caribbean boardwalk, and the Museum of the Royal Houses, to name two of the city’s treasures. There’s also a large young adult population, leading to thriving nightlife, with discos, bars and cafes open and vibrant until the small hours.

Unusually for a nation outside of the United States, the major national sport in the Dominican Republic is baseball. The country feeds talent into the US major leagues, but it also has its own circuit where great play can be seen.

Outside of the country’s major city there’s the pure white beach at Punta Cana, where there are stunning views over the azure ocean. The area holds family-friendly resorts, championship golf courses, and opportunities for romance and relaxation. Tourism is a booming industry here and there’s plenty of room for whatever you want to do!

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