THIS WINTER VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
The Dominican Republic is known for their rich culture, gorgeous natural settings, hospitable locals and intriguing history. If that sounds nice, how about this...it is only a three hour flight from NY and about 8 hours from most European countries!
Not only is a vacation to the Dominican Republic easy on your wallet, it also doesn't take up days of vacation for travel. So if you are looking for a tropical escape that is close to the United States and can entertain a family or a couple, you need to visit Dominican Republic.
VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR SNORKELING, WHALE WATCHING, WATERFALLS, DIVING, STUNNING BEACHES, UPSCALE HOTELS, DIVE BARS, AND CULTURE. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT OUT OF VACATION???
This diverse destination offers visitors many options for R&R, whatever you taste may be. The top destinations in Dominican Republic are:
Santo Domingo is the largest, most animated, cosmopolitan and people-friendly city in the Caribbean and Central America. Spend your entire vacation here or make a day trip out of it!
Punta Cana is known the world over for stunning beaches, upscale hotels, romantic settings, and amazing golf courses. This area would be the perfect setting for your dream honeymoon or a couples getaway.
Samana is the ultimate destination for exploration as it offers wild terrain littered with coves, bays, waterfalls, mountains and awe-inspiring views – there is lots to explore!
Puerto Plata offers adventurists a chance to explore Mt. Isabel de Torres which is the mountain that gave the city its name.
La Romana one of the country’s top visitor destinations, it is defined by sugar cane, golf, beaches and diving. If you want to be part of the party and top tourist attractions, La Romana is for you!
These are not the only destinations you can visit when in Dominican Republic, if you are looking for a ecotourist vacation or a non-pretentious getaway read more here!
WHEN YOU VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC YOU ARE CREATING A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOR A FANTASTIC, ONCE IN A LIFETIME VACATION!
One of my biggest challenges I face when visiting a country with so many different regions that interest me, is figuring out how far away each one is from the next.
Here are helpful tables I sourced directly from the Dominican Republic tourism website!
|From Santo Domingo to:||Travel Time||Distance|
|Barahona||3 hrs.||124 miles (200 km)|
|Boca Chica||30 mins.||22 miles (35 km)|
|Jarabacoa||1 hr. 30 mins.||97 miles (155 km)|
|Juan Dolio||50 mins.||31 miles (50 km)|
|La Romana||1 hr. 30 mins.||70 miles (113 km)|
|Puerto Plata||3 hrs.||134 miles (215 km)|
|Punta Cana||2 hrs. 30 mins.||120 miles (194 km)|
|Samaná||2 hrs. 30 mins.||109 miles (176 km)|
|Santiago||1 hr. 30 mins.||96 miles (155 km)|
|From La Romana to:||Travel Time||Distance|
|Barahona||4 hrs. 30 mins||185 miles (297 km)|
|Boca Chica||1 hr.||49 miles (79 km)|
|Dominicus||30 mins.||22 miles (35 km)|
|Jarabacoa||3 hrs.||97 miles (265 km)|
|Juan Dolio||30 mins.||39 miles (63 km)|
|Puerto Plata||4 hrs. 30 mins.||202 miles (325 km)|
|Punta Cana||40 mins.||50 miles (81 km)|
|Samaná||3 hrs. 30 mins.||153 miles (246 km)|
|Santiago||3 hrs.||167 miles (268 km)|
|Santo Domingo||1 hr. 30 mins.||68 miles (110 km)|
|From Puerto Plata to:||Travel time||Distance|
|Barahona||7 hrs.||227 miles (365 km)|
|Boca Chica||5 hrs. 30 mins.||199 miles (320 km)|
|Jarabacoa||1 hr. 45 mins.||68 miles (109 km)|
|Juan Dolio||4 hrs. 20 mins.||165 miles (265 km)|
|La Romana||5 hrs.||202 miles (325 km)|
|Punta Cana||6 hrs.||254 miles (409 km)|
|Samaná||3 hrs.30 mins.||249 miles (400 km)|
|Santiago||1 hr.||36 miles (58 km)|
|Santo Domingo||3 hrs. 30 mins.||109 miles (176 km)|
|From Punta Cana to:||Travel time||Distance|
|Barahona||7 hrs. 30 mins.||255 miles (410 km)|
|Boca Chica||2 hrs.||99 miles (160 km)|
|Jarabacoa||4 hrs.||213 miles (342 km)|
|Juan Dolio||2 hrs.||89 miles (144 km)|
|La Romana||40 mins.||50 miles (81 km)|
|Puerto Plata||5 hrs. 30 mins.||254 miles (409 km)|
|Samaná||4 hrs. 30 mins.||203 miles (327 km)|
|Santiago||4 hrs.||217 miles (349 km)|
|Santo Domingo||2 hrs.||120 miles (159 km)|
Now, it is your choice whether you drive, fly, or take a guided tour from place to place and it largely depends on how much you want to spend.
I personally, rather enjoy booking a guided tour because then the headache of navigating and time tables is gone. You also meet fellow travelers who stare interest with you and it is always more fun when you make new friends traveling!