‘Dominican Republic’

What you can find on vacation at Bayahibe

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    Bayahibe is a small fisherman’s village that has kept its charm intact. It is located in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, in an idyllic setting right by a protected bay, and part of it is in the National Park of the East. Bayahibe boasts paradisiac beaches of fine, white sand and turquoise waters, plus a rich seabed. The town has plenty of restaurants and places where you can get local and international foods.   Diving is probably the most common tourist attraction in Bayahibe and it is the country’s best destination for those wishing to practice this…

Water sports in the Dominican Republic

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  With warm and sunny weather all year round, the Dominican Republic is ideal for practicing water sports. Diving, windsurf, fishing and sailing out to sea are exciting ways to experience the natural beauty of this country. It houses important international events such as those dedicated to windsurfing and kitesurfing in Cabarete, or the famous fishing tournaments at Cabeza de Toro.   Diving in the Dominican Republic is spectacular, often being considered one of the best places to practice this sport in the Caribbean thanks to great visibility in the crystal-clear waters, the reefs full of marine life and the…

Merengue, bachata, salsa… Caribbean rhythm

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  Travelling to the Caribbean coast means that you’ll be exposed to their rhythm and dances. Caribbean music is a blend of African, European and indigenous rhythmic forms, largely created by the descendants of African slaves. Today some of these musical styles are very popular away from the Caribbean. Here we will share a few of their secrets with you. Merengue is a musical dance and musical form that is very popular in the Dominican Republic. It is the offspring of two original dances (calenda and chicha) brought from Africa by slaves. Merengue is purported to have originated in the…

The natural exuberance of the National Park of the East in the Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo is still the beautiful paradisiac island described by Columbus in his first voyage to the Americas, and here the National Park of the East stands out for its beautiful and exuberant Nature. This park is located in the southeast tip of the country, on a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean alongside the beautiful island of Saona. It is one of the largest protected natural areas in Santo Domingo, a fascinating place that you would be wise to visit. Designated as a national park in 1975, it spans over an area of over 310 square kilometers, most of which…

Boca de Yuma, away from mass tourism

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Boca de Yuma, in the Dominican Republic, is a charming little village surrounded by beautiful beaches and inhabited by simple, hard-working people. Boca de Yuma is surrounded by plenty of attractions for visitors, including fishing, excursions, cycling, photography, a mile-long river that’s good for rowing, beaches, caverns, photography, and the National Park of the East, one of the biggest in the country and one of the largest marine reserves of the Caribbean. Boca de Yuma was a small river port from where Juan Ponce de León travelled in 1508 on a voyage to conquer Puerto Rico. In colonial days the…

Thousands of things to do in the Dominican Republic

There is a lot to the Dominican Republic, including its beaches, natural parks, bachata music, warm waters … Here we review some of the many different things you can do in this earthly paradise. · Sun and beach, of course! It’s your decision: Bayahibe, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana… and so many more beaches. · Visit any of the 6 Natural Scientific Reserves. · Or the over 67 protected natural areas. · Charming towns where you can buy genuine souvenirs: rum, typical jewels (larimar stone and amber), cigars, coffee, Taino paintings and artisan figures. · Excursions that will leave you breathless:…

IBEROSTARCHEF ON TOUR CONQUERS AMERICA

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Iberostarchef on Tour is back – a unique culinary event from Iberostar Hotels that sees 9 different Michelin starred chefs tour different Iberostar Hotels   Participating chefs in this year’s edition of Iberostarchef on Tour include Daniel Humm, Suzette Gresham, Ronny Emborg or Carlo Mirarchi as well as Spanish chefs Jordi Cruz and Manuel Berganza. They all hold Michelin stars and have managed to win over even the most demanding gourmets at restaurants in New York, San Francisco or Barcelona.       12 months, 14 dinners and 16 Michelin stars comprise this unique event that will enable IBEROSTAR Hotels &…

Things to do on a vacation at Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic: located on the eastern tip of the island, it is washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The virgin beaches of turquoise waters, white sand and coconut trees, in a warm, pleasant climate, appear to be tailor made for disconnecting from worldly affairs and experiencing sheer bliss. The transparent waters and impressive reefs are an invitation to enjoying diving and sports fishing. The abundant marine fauna will allow you to go whale sighting and even swim…

Have you seen the spectacular Salto del Limón waterfall?

If you’re on vacation in the Dominican Republic there is an excursion you have to go on: the incredible Salto del Limón waterfall. This waterfall is visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world, both to see the waterfall and to enjoy the pleasant, beautiful landscape in the trek up to the waterfall. The landscape surrounding it is outstanding, with little houses painted in lively colors that harmonize with the streets and nature. On the way there you will see little plots of farmland surrounded by large coconut groves, and you can also see how people use the…

What can I do during 10 days in Punta Cana?

Yes, of course you are aware that Punta Cana is a paradise, that its never-ending coconut tree-lined beaches trap you relentlessly, that it feels so great to lay down on your hammock with a delicious daiquiri in one hand and a piece of mango in the other one that you just can’t get away from it! But you should also know that there is a lot more to Punta Cana (the Dominican Republic) besides its wonderful beaches. Abandon the pleasant slumber of your hotel for a few hours. It’s really worth your while. Go out and you’ll see cattle farms…