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This world-famous resort combines the mythical allure of the Pinta Cana, the bewitching beauty of the Dominican Republic, a breathtaking array of facilities and non-stop entertainment.

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This place hotel is a little different from most places most Americans want to visit. But hear this out! This is a place for the adventurous and those who love nature. It is about an hour drive from the nearest airport, but it is something so unique and definitely Instagram worthy! 

Casa De Campo Resort and Villas

Welcome to the most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean—Casa de Campo Resort and Villas—a stunning 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This is in an area that is highly underrated in the Dominican Republic. 

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The Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only***** is a beachfront hotel on Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, and is recognized as one of the 10 best beaches in the world by National Geographic and Tripadvisor. 

About the island

Capital: Santo Domingo

Population: 1,08,78,246

Currency: DOP (Dominican Pesos)

Religion: 69.1% Christianity (47.8% Catholicism, 21.3% Protestantism), 2.2% Others, 28.0% None and 0.7% Undeclared

Language:Spanish

History: The Dominican Republic’s first inhabitants were the valiant, skilled indigenous Taino–Arawak Indians who first settled on this side of the island before Christopher Columbus and the Spaniards arrived. They ran multiple kingdoms–each ruled by a chieftain or cacique–observed class distinctions and coexisted peacefully. There were several valiant Taino leaders who stood up against Spanish colonization and slavery. Cacique Caonabo, from the Samaná region, was the first to lead a revolt.

The Taino practised complex agriculture, but were also talented artisans, and believed in medicinal plants and natural remedies. Today, their only remaining signs are in the caverns where they left pictographs and petroglyphs–mainly in Samaná, Bayahibe, San Cristóbal, and Enriquillo–and in the various museums around the country, particularly the Museo del Hombre Dominicano in Santo Domingo, and the Museo Arqueológico Regional Altos de Chavón in La Romana.

Attractions

Restaurants, Shopping, Water Activities and much more!

Getting Around

Car Rentals:

Available. Uber cars are also available.

Accessibility:

There are transfers available from the airport in adapted vehicles. Some hotels such as the InterContinental and the Sheraton offer rooms that accommodate special needs.Contact the Asociación Dominicana de Rehabilitación, or the Fundación Dominicana de Ciegos for information and assistance to travelers with disabilities.

 Getting There:

All passengers entering and leaving the country must complete and submit their digital forms through the https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/The Dominican Republic boasts eight international airports, five cruise destinations, a variety of marinas for boats and yachts, and domestic airstrips for private planes and charters.International AirportsSANTO DOMINGO - Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SDQ) and La Isabela International Airport (JBQ)PUNTA CANA - El Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana (PUJ), PUERTO PLATA - El Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón (POP). LA ROMANA - El Aeropuerto Internacional La Romana (LRM), SAMANÁ - El Catey International Airport (AZS)SANTIAGO - Cibao International Airport (STI)

Bike & Scooter Rentals:

Motorbike taxis are popular among locals in the big cities like Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata, and even Jarabacoa, because they are the cheapest and fastest way to get past traffic. But this is also the most dangerous way to travel, particularly in cities or areas of heavy traffic. Many motorbike taxis don’t provide helmets, though they are legally required to do so.

Taxis:

Taxis are easily located in major cities and towns­, usually stationed outside major bus stations, or hotel and tourist zones.Uber operates in three major cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago, and Puerto Plata and Cabify operate in Santo Domingo.

Public Transportation:

The Dominican Republic’s public transportation system is modern and extensive.Santo Domingo Subway, Interurban Coach Bus Service and Minivan Bus Service available

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