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The Dominican Republic, nestling in the heart of the Caribbean, has made tourism a major economic driver. It has enormous potential, not the least because of its long sandy beaches bordered by palm trees in the Punta Cana region to the east of the island. Dozens of hotels have sprung up here and most offer all-inclusive holidays. It is hardly surprising that seaside and sporting activities or simply doing nothing provide the main attractions at this location. But these are not its only attractions. In the North, the Samaná Peninsula, with its woody hillsides plunging down into the sea, is the perfect destination for travellers seeking a secluded spot. The mountainous terrain of the Dominican Republic also attracts visitors who wish to get off the beaten track. Look no further than the success of hiking excursions to Pico Duarte, the highest point on the island (3 098 m), the lush, secret scenery around Miches and in the El Seibo region and the abundance of wildlife (turtles, birds, iguanas…) in Jaragua National Park. Tourists simply adore Santo Domingo, the capital. The town has preserved from its colonial past a superb historic neighbourhood, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the area around the 16th century cathedral, public buildings, patios, palaces and cobbled streets all tell the story of the Discovery of America and testify to a rich cultural heritage.
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Its dream location beside the Caribbean sea, its delightfully designed suites and its exclusive Caletón Beach Club make Eden Roc at Cap Cana a place of ultimate privacy. Its original architecture is a blend of Spanish colonial style with the elegance of the large seaside villas on the Riviera. The four restaurants, overlooking the lagoon, at the pool side or on the beach itself, offer a range of different culinary experiences. As a finishing touch, Solaya Spa offers luxury treatments based on the island’s native traditions and fragrances. A massive natural grotto is the epicentre of the property, and gave its name to the property – an exuberant Garden of Eden. ... Learn moreless