The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rain forest, Savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district.
We visited the Dominican Republic twice, in July 2011, staying at the Occidental Punta Cana, and in June 2018, staying at the Bavaro Palace. We enjoyed an ATV tour, cultural show, swimming in a natural swimming hole, snorkeling at the beach and other water activities.