With approximately 800 miles of stunning coastline offering idyllic vista, picturesque mountains, colonial architecture, adventure sports, lip-smacking seafood, semi-deserts, tropical rainforests, quaint villages and stunning meandering rural byways —the Dominican Republic is not just the ideal place for vacations but a destination like no other in the world. Not to forget the great value for money in all-inclusive resorts, friendly local hosts, baseball games, foot-tapping music and buzzing nightlife that make this beautiful country—the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean.
The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 when it was inhibited by the Taíno people, who had been living in today’s Dominican Republic since the 7th century. The oldest continuously inhabited city and the current capital of the country—Santo Domingo—was America’s first site to witness the permanent European settlement. The Dominican Republic fought for its freedom and became independent in 1821. With a population of 10 million inhabitants, the Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Blessed by the nature with some of the most gorgeous white-sand beaches and a huge adventure sports options such as mountain biking, windsurfing, hiking, rock climbing and even whale-watching attract millions of visitors to this gorgeous land of sun and sand every year. Whether you are a beach lover or mountain mad, on a shoe-string budget or a luxury traveller, whether you are looking for some quiet time by yourself or hoping to have great fun with loved ones, Dominican Republic is the perfect travel destination for everyone. Here’s a Dominican Republic travel guide for you plan your trip immaculately.