The Guide To The Colonial Zone and The Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic, located on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, is a country rich in culture.
The people and the land make it a unique place to visit.
There are lush green valleys, tropical rain forests, dry desert environments, sleepy villages, bustling cities, sprawling farmlands and the highest mountain in all the Caribbean, Pico Duarte. Plus the music, Merengue (Merengue is the national music), Bachata, happy people and their love for baseball all add to the vibrant culture you can experience when visiting.
Since The Dominican Republic is an island there are hundreds of beaches that you can visit. You can relax on a quiet rocky beach or maybe you want to swim on a white or black sand beach. You might want to do surfing, diving, windsurfing or sailing. You can dance the night away in the sand or a bustling discotec. Maybe you just want some peace and quiet you can find that also. You can also choose to visit one of our many sweet, clear and cool water rivers or visit the largest salt-water lake in the Caribbean. We have it all.
The country has all types of travel and vacation options.
You can visit a 5-star all-inclusive resort or travel very economically and rest your head in a small Dominican owned hotel or hostel. Visit our large, bustling cities or a sleepy country village. You must make sure to visit the oldest city in the Americas, Colonial Zone (also known as Ciudad Colonial (History of Colonial Zone in a nutshell), Zona Colonial or as the locals call it, La Zona), for a fantastic cultural experience. Visit the over 300 cultural and historical places. Walk the streets. See and live the history.
Experience all of the wonderful things this island, nestled in the crystal blue Caribbean Sea, has to offer for yourself.
You will take with you many wonderful and happy memories of your adventures and of the friendly Dominican people.
Once you visit you will want to return to visit us again and again.