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ICONIC SIGHTS IN DR

Known as the cradle of the Americas, the Dominican Republic is full of iconic sights across its cities and provinces. Visit world-famous beaches—such as Playa Rincón, in Samaná. Walk through the first buildings and monuments in the Americas lining the streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial City. Hike the ruins of La Isabela, in Puerto Plata province, where Columbus built his first and only home on land in the Americas, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. Hike the DR’s sole UNESCO Biosphere in the southwest, the most biodiverse in the country. Hear the history of merengue in a small village in Puerto Plata, said to be its birthplace. Visit cathedrals and religious shrines, key in Dominican culture.

The majority of iconic sights are easily reached from the country’s main tourist destinations, and remain open year-round.

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ICONIC SIGHTS IN DR 

Tour the Caribbean’s largest botanical gardens, visit the first established city of the New World, Columbus’ home, hike nature reserves hiding Taino caves, and stroll world-famous beaches.

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Altos de Chavón

A replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village, this La Romana landmark is sculpted in stone. Its Stanislaus Church overlooks Chavón River and is in demand for weddings. Construction of Altos de Chavón began in 1976. It would open in 1982 with a memorable Frank Sinatra concert at its 5,000-seat amphitheater. World performers on tour continue to perform there, especially on long weekends in the Dominican Republic. Today, the village is the setting for restaurants, precious jewelry, art, crafts and cigars. The Altos de Chavón Archaeological Museum displays the indigenous culture of the area. The views over the river and the Dye Fore golf course that extends onto the horizon make for fabulous photography. Visitors who are not guests at the Casa de Campo resort may book a tour or pay the entrance fee. You can even enjoy dinner, bars, and shopping while overlooking the Chavón River. www.altosdechavon.com

La Romana, Iconic Sights, Music + Nightlife, Shopping, Wedding Venues, Weddings & Romance

Arena del Cibao

A modern basketball facility hosts the tournaments (usually in the spring) that pit different sections of the city against each other in an all-out battle for the city championship. Regional and national championship games are played here during the summer. The local basketball team is called the “Metros”.

Santiago, Iconic Sights

Avenida de la Marina

The scenic Samaná Bay wins over every photographer’s eye. This seaside promenade is the heart and pulse of the town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná. Residents and visitors relax on shaded benches facing the bay waters to take in views of anchored boats, ready to whisk visitors and fishers.

Samaná, Family-Friendly, Iconic Sights

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