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The Dominican Republic is half of one of the Caribbean islands. The second biggest island in the region, after Cuba. Just like other islands, this one split into two: a French colony, which is now Haiti on the west; and a former Spanish colony on the east side. Both countries took different directions and nowadays the Dominican Republic is a touristic destination in the Caribbean, with a few millions of visitors each year, attracted by the spectacular beaches all over the country.
The turquoise blue water draws your attention, the temperature is perfect and the waves are so gentle that it is possible to practice several water sports like paragliding, which I tried.
Do not miss the opportunity; it is affordable and very safe. They take you in a boat and, when they reach the right spot, lift you up in the paraglide quite calmly. You fly over the sea for about 20 minutes, almost 100 feet above the water, and the view is awesome. It is like being in heaven. I went with my friend Ludmilla, who lives in Santo Domingo, and we loved it. Going to this country and not doing this air tour is the same as not going at all. I repeat: do not miss it!
The resorts in Punta Cana are wonderful. There are many options, all you have to do is ask your travel agent to check which one is more appropriate for your plans, but they are all great. Under my hosts’ guidance, I checked in a small hotel in Bávaro, near the sea, for I wanted more freedom and I stayed there only one night. If you are looking for peace and quiet, it is worthwhile paying for a one-week package. The Dominican Republic is not only about beaches. It is a very big island with its mountains, plains, farms and the chaos of a big city: traffic jams and insane drivers and bikers, pedestrians and cars transporting all kinds of products. Santo Domingo has a population of over 3 million people, with a very busy life. The most touristic part of this capital is the historic center, especially in the evening with its cafés and trendy restaurants. Do not miss it!
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This paradise is full of restaurants and nightlife too. The coolest is CAFÉ MILANO, in Santo Domingo, with a refined atmosphere and sophisticated dishes. PULPO LOCO, in Bávaro, has paella with sea food, and you can enjoy Dominican beer with salt and pepper under a tree, on the coast (better saying, in heaven!). AQUA is another beautiful restaurant, in the neighborhood of Santo Domingo. My friend Jorge Brett is the owner of this lounge on the sea coast, where it is possible to enjoy a bed-tent by the Caribbean water! So nice! Search hotels in Dominic Republic on Booking. [/box]
Translated by Lúcia Maciel English teacher Contact: [email protected] © All rights reserved. Pictures and report 100% originals.