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Our Favorite Places in the Dominican Republic

* DR overview * favorite places * Santo Domingo * Cabarete * La Romana * Santiago * Samana Peninsula * Puerto Plata * Punta Cana * Sosua * Las Galeras * Boca Chica * hotels * getting there * getting around * attractions *

.The Dominican Republic's culturally rich cities and its world-famous beach towns attract increasing numbers of visitors to this attractive island nation. Below we profile some of our favorite towns, areas, and resorts. Be sure to visit our guide to Dominican Republic attractions too.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
With a population of over two million, Santo Domingo is one of the largest cities in the Caribbean and by far the biggest urban conglomeration in the Dominican Republic. From the historic Zona Colonial (Colonial zone) to the culturally rich Plaza de la Cultura, Santo Domingo displays the fine qualities that make a vacation to the Dominican Republic so rewarding. Read more or find hotels in Santo Domingo.

Other major towns and favorite places:
Samana Peninsula
Punta Cana
Puerto Plata
Las Galeras
La Romana
Boca Chica
Las Terrenas

OVERVIEW for your visit to the Dominican Republic:

introduction *  when to go * things to do * events * getting there * getting around * food * history * attractions * music * cities * hotels