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 and fun place to visit.
The island has lush green valleys, tropical rain forests, dry desert environments. There are sleepy villages, bustling cities, sprawling farmlands and the highest mountain in all the Caribbean, Pico Duarte. The music,
Merengue (amazon link) is the national music & Bachata, the happy people and their love for baseball. All these things and more add to the vibrant culture you can experience when visiting.
If you are interested in taking my special personalized Colonial Zone Dominican Republic Tour visit my About Me page for information and contact information. I would love to show you around this beautiful country.
Important Information & New Pages
* How Semana Santa / Easter is celebrated in DR.
*Live web cams in Dominican Republic
*It’s Carvival time but there will be no carnivals this year. You can view our pictures of Carnivals past and also learn about Carnaval Dominicano.
*The history of Juan Pablo Duarte
*Holiday Calendar of Dominican Republic 2021 / Días Feriados 2021 Calendario
* Parque Colón and the controversial Columbus Statue.
* Centro Cultural de las Telecomunicaciones Mueso / Cultural Center of Telecommunications Museum
*The story of Cine Leonor/Mulitcine Colonial
* The history of Parque Independencia and The Altar de la Patria
*Museo de las Reales Atarazanas (MAR) / Museum of Royal Shipyards
*Picture Slideshow – Churches & Cemeteries
*General Rafael Trujillo
*Picture Slideshow – Batey, Bayahibe, La Romana
*Plaza María de Toledo and her History
*Information about The Northern Walls and Forts of Colonial Santo Domingo that are mostly lost to the world.
*Take a Road Trip – Dominican Republic Provinces and Road Trips
*The “Homeless Jesus” sculpture
*Dominican Republic Holiday Calendar 2020
*Dominican Republic Superstitions – Marriage, Death, Water, Home
*History – The Story of the Hermanas Mirabal
Discover Dominican Republic and The Colonial Zone
The Dominican Republic is an island with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. Since we are an island we have 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 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.