Country Guides - Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic

If you are looking for a touch of the desert island idyll, a Dominican Republic holiday may be just the ticket. This island paradise of palm fringed beaches, sun-bleached sands sparkling in the sunshine and the clearest and bluest of seas fulfils the romantic dream of many. It is a stunning island shared with Haiti, a very different country without tourism to lift its economy. This beautiful and verdant isle has mountains and valleys, lush plantations, lakes and rivers and of course stunning beaches. The romantic beach setting appeals to many couples seeking a wedding venue and the island hosts many such celebrations. Low cost Dominican Republic holidays attract all age groups from families to couples and from golfers to water sports enthusiasts. Since the temperature varies little throughout the year, holidays can be enjoyed at any time, although you may wish to avoid August and September when there is the likelihood of a hurricane or two.

When looking at accommodation options, be sure to check the all-inclusive deals.They often provide great value especially when travelling with ever hungry and thirsty children. You'll find hotels offer luxurious amenities and a wide range of sporting activities both land and sea based. Whether you simply want to relax under swaying palms sipping cocktails or fancy participating in more energetic pursuits, you wil be equally satisfied. The clear waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving, sailing and surfing. Inland, there are adventure safaris, river rafting and horse riding to name but a few activities.

Restaurants serve everything from local fare to international cuisine. The island was a Spanish colony until independence in the nineteenth century and this is reflected in its traditional dishes. Local beers are cheap as is rum. Since wines are imported, they are fairly expensive. Nightlife is a lively affair with music and dance. Shoppers will find that local crafts make good gifts and souvenirs. The larimar stone is fashioned into very attractive jewellery. Wood carvings, local pottery and amber products are all popular purchases.

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