The Dominican Republic is the major tourist destination in the Caribbean with world-class hotel chains and tourist attractions targeting both the luxury lifestyle as well as the price-competitive markets. The country is a favourite among the tourist community due to the right combination of factors consisting of perfect tropical weather, rich natural resources, numerous historical places and scenery, the outgoing and cheerful Dominican culture, and the pro-business government policies.
Every year the Dominican Republic is visited by more than 4 million people who have the opportunity to enjoy more than 200 miles of spectacular beaches, hospitality of excellence, the first European settlement in the Americas, as well as ecotourism in the mountainous inner regions of the country, featuring the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic was named as one of the “Top 10 Countries for 2013” by Lonely Planet, and Fodor’s Travel named the Samaná Peninsula as a “Must-Visit Destination in 2013”. The country was also among the “Top 10 Most Visited Island Destinations” for U.S. luxury travelers according to the Resonance Consultancy and the Luxury Institute in New York. And Forbes Travel Guide had the Dominican Republic in its “25 Startle Places to Visit in 2013”. In addition, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) named Punta Cana an official summer hotspot in 2013.
This Caribbean country is also known for its excellence in hospitality. It is home to numerous top-notch tourist facilities that have earned the highest recognitions by reputed organizations such as the Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), U.S. News & World Report, New World Report Magazine, among others.
It is also the perfect destination for golfers, having been named as “Golf Destination of the Year” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, while the World Travel Awards have chosen La Romana’s Casa de Campo Resort as the “Leading Golf Resort in the World” in six consecutive years.
The Dominican Republic has it all, from outstanding beaches and historical places, to adventure tourism, exciting nightlife, and much more. For more facts, interactive maps, and other interesting features to plan your vacation, please visit the official tourism website at www.GoDominicanRepublic.com or visit our DESTINATIONS menu.