‘Dominican Republic’

The almost virgin beach of Rincón

Playa Rincón is an almost virgin beach located in Las Galeras, Dominican Republic, and considered by many as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The harmonious combination of its crystal clears waters, light sand and palm trees make it something like heaven on earth. It has a certain wild air about it due to the abundant algae and fallen tree trunks along the coast. This 2 kilometer beach with its bay is a rarity because of the lack of hotels or other developments. Still unexploited, for those who enjoy history it could be reminiscent of what the Spanish…

A cartoon-like little island

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Cayo Arena, actually Cayo Paraíso (its real name), is a small coral islet in the northwest of the Dominican Republic off the coast of Puerto Plata in Punta Rucia. Such is the beauty of this little island that when you set foot on its sands you will feel as if you were dreaming. Imagine yourself under the sun on a little island surrounded by white sand and crystal clear waters, so transparent that you can contemplate the seabed through turquoise to green hues… this is what you will find on the little island called Cayo Arena. This sand bank is…

A dreamlike wedding in the Dominican Republic

Getting married in a place like the Dominican Republic is something you will never forget. The location, the decoration, the food or the mere fact that your guests are with you on vacation, the ceremony and the subsequent wedding banquet will become a great memory for all the attendants. Whether at a resort or arranged by you on your own, getting married in the Caribbean is one of the best options for those eager to say ‘I do’. One of the customary possibilities is hiring the services of a resort, where normally a specialist will liaise with the future husband…

Samaná, the best guarded secret of the Dominican Republic

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Samaná is a province of the Dominican Republic featuring impressive contrasts between its green hills and white sandy beaches. It is a large peninsula of over 850 sq. km, larger than most of the islands in the Caribbean Sea, meaning that there is quite an area to visit, including the biggest coconut plantation in the world (if you consider its area in sq. m). Samaná is renowned for its many natural beaches, each of which has its own peculiarities, and they are often used for advertising. Clean, white sand, crystal clear warm Atlantic water, with palm and coconut trees almost…

The unquestionable charm of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, the capital of the beautiful Dominican Republic, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1502, but then over the centuries this Spanish colony erected large public, private and religious buildings, being as it was the administrative center of the New World and one of the great cities of the Americas. In 1990 its Colonial Zone was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. · Baluarte del Conde: a collection of defensive buildings with many historical items: the park known as Parque de la Independencia, the Puerta de la Misericordia and Puerta del Conde gates, the Fort of La Concepción…

Whale spotting in the Dominican Republic

There are many reasons to book a trip to a place like the Dominican Republic, where you can enjoy an incredible variety of tropical settings, historical cities and different attractions that will enrich your stay in a delightful way. Among the many activities organized throughout the year, whale spotting is one of the most highly-regarded by thousands of tourists who head for the island on holiday. Whale spotting in the Dominican Republic is one of the most eagerly-anticipated spectacles for a large number of visitors who go to the beautiful bay of Samaná to take in the unbelievable image of…

The popular Boca Chica beach, the beach of the Dominicans

Boca Chica, in the Dominican Republic, is located on the south coast of the island of Hispaniola, which is split between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Boca Chica is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. If you compare it with beaches on the north coast (Puerto Plata, Sosúa, Cabarete, Playa Dorada), the sand is whiter and softer and the water is calmer, clearer and less deep. The beach is surrounded by a large coral reef, it has a spectacular turquoise-blue color and the water does not get deep until around a kilometer out. At times, if…

Experience the nightlife during your trip to the Dominican Republic

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Tourists generally head to the Dominican Republic to relax, to enjoy its tranquil and crystal-clear beaches and to go on excursions, delving deep into the worldly paradise that is this wonderful island. In simple terms, they enjoy the daytime. But we must not forget the night; nightlife is not incompatible with relaxation in daylight hours, is it?! In the Dominican Republic, the offer of nighttime leisure is endless: bars, nightclubs, restaurants, casinos… absolutely nothing is missing! If you like to push your luck from time to time, in big cities, in almost all city hotels and in many of the…

The secrets of respectful diving

Diving is a thrilling sport with many avid fans. But we must remember that the animals and plants that inhabit seas and oceans are extremely delicate beings which we must look after and preserve. It is possible to enjoy the depths of the ocean without leaving a mark behind, and the FAADA (Foundation for the adoption, sponsoring and protection of animals) gives us some recommendations to ensure that we enjoy it without harming it. · It is recommended that novices practice their first dives in swimming pools or in waters with sandy beds  at a relatively shallow depth. This is…

You will feel like a star in La Romana

What started off as a sugar production and export center, headquarters of the La Romana Sugar Plant created by the American multinational Gulf&Western, is today a first-class tourist attraction, to the extent that thousands of travelers are drawn to it every year. Its magnificent golden sandy beaches, which present a paradise-like image, with blue waters and palm trees all around, are just one of the many attractions that make La Romana an exceptional location. In fact, many millionaires and VIPs have established their vacation destination in the region, where, since the 1970s, there has been a luxury leisure center for…