The Dominican Republic is one of the most desired destinations for a combined business and leisure trip. Offering the most varied landscape in the Caribbean–from sea to mountain ranges, valleys, sand dunes, and signature continuous white sand beaches–along with a wide choice of accommodations, modern transportation and venue infrastructure, and a plethora of attractions, the DR blends work and play seamlessly. Its soaring visitor numbers–the highest in the region, currently over six million a year–reflect the destination’s efforts in continuously upgrading all aspects of the visitor experience, from lodging to highways, entertainment, historical and cultural preservation, and meeting and convention spaces.
Throw in eight international airports–making it the best-connected Caribbean destination–and a total hotel inventory of over 80,000 rooms: choosing the ideal DR region to fit your group or incentive trip becomes a simpler task.
For large events, the top choice remains Punta Cana, home to the country’s largest number and size of all-inclusive beachfront hotels, as well as the largest convention center space. But Santo Domingo, the capital city of the DR, holds its own. This first urban settlement in the Americas–its Colonial City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with historical stops–is home to leading international hotel brands with casinos, and the country’s gastronomy hub, making it the perfect base for culture, history, and nightlife. To the east, La Romana’s luxurious lodging and golf activities coupled with nearby Bayahíbe’s stunning beaches, a national park, and offshore islands attract small to medium events. Up north, Puerto Plata is an excellent choice for medium-sized meetings complemented with an adrenaline-packed outdoor and culture-filled itinerary for team building activities. Samaná’s boutique hotels and haven of secluded beaches and mountains, along with some of the best wildlife watching in the DR, is the go-to place for small groups.
Experienced meeting planners and sales teams, located all around the DR’s major destinations, are a phone call away to create your unforgettable experiences–coordinating the right venue, transportation, and staffing multilingual assistants for your group.
In between meetings, go beach hopping and sailing–choosing from our nearly 1,000 miles (1,576 kilometers) of coastline–play one or more of its 26 golf courses, go on adrenaline-packed hikes and ziplines, tour coffee or cacao plantations, cool off in freshwater lagoons and caves, snorkel off reefs and shipwrecks, explore our diverse gastronomy, and relax under the stars at one of our world-class marinas or beachfront resorts.
From south to north, or east, you’ll soon notice that balancing work and leisure is part and parcel of our Dominican culture. All you have to do to get started is pick one of the magical corners of our country.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most desired destinations for a combined business and leisure trip.