San Pedro de Macoris San Pedro de Macoris

There are many places on earth which are recognised for something out of the ordinary. Had it not been the birthplace of Jesus Christ, Nazareth would scarcely be recognised today, for example. Every country has one such place – an otherwise unremarkable... 

Rio San Juan Rio San Juan

It is a cast iron fact that the Dominican Republic is a land of contrasts. Often within the one city you will find great historical landmarks and architecture from the early days of the New World not a stone’s throw away from new developments built... 

Monte Cristi Monte Cristi

Monte Cristi may look at first glance like an unlikely tourist destination. But in some ways, therein lies its charm for the more adventurous tourist. The most popular tourist destinations are sometimes off-putting for visitors for the very reason that... 

Santiago Santiago

If you go to an atlas and look under the place name “Santiago”, you will not be short of results. Not only is it the name of the capital of Chile, the word “Santiago” is also present in a huge number of place names throughout the... 

La Romana La Romana

La Romana is one of those confusing tourist names that can actually mean three different things, though all are connected to the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The first usage of La Romana is a shortened description of the major airport of the country:... 

Jarabacoa Jarabacoa

The region of Jarabacoa is both a town and a municipal district, located in the Dominican Republic province of La Vega. The La Vega province makes up roughly four per cent of the total island population, and is some 2,300 square kilometers in size. It... 

Bavaro Bavaro

The small village of Bavaro is tribute indeed to the thriving Dominican Republic tourist scene, a sector that has experienced constant growth and regeneration since the very first foreign tourists began arriving with the onset of commercial air travel... 

Juan Dolio Juan Dolio

Juan Dolio is a town in the Dominican Republic, located on the southern coast with spectacular views across the warm Caribbean Sea. Though there is some local residential presence, the area is predominantly dedicated to the tourism industry and the beach... 

Samana Samana

It would be unwise for anyone to take a trip to the Dominican Republic and not visit Samaná given half a chance. It is very much the kind of place that tourist boards love, because so little needs to be done in order to “sell” the area to... 

Playa Dorada Playa Dorada

Holidays are meant to be all about relaxing, when it really comes down to it, and the less you have to concern yourself with when holidaying, the more relaxing your break will be. This is why so many people still enjoy going on all-inclusive breaks, and... 

Barahona Barahona

The province of Barahona sits on the south west coast of the Dominican Republic, which itself shares the island of Hispaniola with the neighboring nation of Haiti. Barohona itself outlooks onto the Caribbean Sea, and experiences some of the milder weather... 

Sosua Sosua

It is an aspect of the Dominican Republic’s history that is little known outside the country, but the nation was one of very few countries to openly offer the opportunity of refuge to European Jewish settlers in the midst of the Second World War, as... 

Luperon Luperon

One of the joys of holidaying in the Dominican Republic is the fact that outside the tourist resorts lie a lot of hidden jewels, places which do not get half as much coverage as the areas with big advertising budgets and hotel complexes. The bigger resorts... 

Santo Domingo Santo Domingo

The capital city of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. A thriving metropolis with a population of nearly two and a half million inhabitants, it is the heart of the country, with the name Santo Domingo referring not only to the city but to the province... 

Playa Grande Playa Grande

The ideal place to go on holiday will depend on your own priorities. If you want to go somewhere for a week of shopping and eating out, then the big cities are going to be for you. If you aren’t much for warm weather or enjoy a little bit of skiing... 

Boca Chica Boca Chica

Boca Chica is a municipality of the Santa Domingo province as well as the name given to the capital city of the municipality; both of which are part of the nation of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic itself is set on a Caribbean island, of... 

Las Terrenas Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas is located around 245 kilometers to the east of Puerto Plata, and can only be accessed by two mountain roads across country or by ship. It is a post town in the Samana province of the Dominican Republic, located on the north eastern side... 

Punta Cana Punta Cana

Anyone who reads much about the tourist destinations of the Dominican Republic will know that one thing above all else defines the tourist economy of this nation – its beaches. As much as you hear about the wonderful beaches within Mexico and Hawaii... 

Cofresi Cofresi

Throughout history, piracy has been a crime; yet it has always attracted a kind of mythical fascination, with many children expressing a love of pirates and some even wanting to be one. The sad reality is that piracy was a serious crime of the past, and... 

Puerto Plata Puerto Plata

A few out there who would disagree that an appreciable level of scenery makes a huge difference to a holiday destination. You can have all of the tourist amenities that you desire, a comfortable hotel and food that would make Gordon Ramsay cry, but at... 

Cabarete Cabarete

Cabarete is a village in the Dominican Republic, with long stretching roots in the history of the country combined with a firm knowledge of the modern world and the much needed appeal to tourists. With tourism making up such a large part of the structure...