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DR Wellness December 2017 release - APPROVED

Kick Off 2018 With a Wellness Getaway in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic starts in Your Concierge

Dominican Republic starts in Your Concierge

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DR Luxury November 2017 - FINAL-2

Dominican Republic Redefines Luxury Vacations

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Dominican Republic: A Vacation Destination Fit for the Whole Family

Dominican Republic: A Vacation Destination Fit for the Whole Family

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DR SDQ Culinary November 2017 release - APPROVED-1

Dominican Republic’s Capital Offers Abundance of Culinary Delights

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Minister Francisco Javier García refers on Sustainable Tourism In the UNESCO

Minister Francisco Javier García refers on Sustainable Tourism In the UNESCO

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Dominican Republic participated in the International Tourism and Travel Show in Montreal

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Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange Promotes Unparalleled International Golf Experience

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DR Adventure October 2017 release - FINAL Spanish2

Dominican Republic Dares Adventure Seekers to Plan an Active Getaway

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Dominican Republic launches Dominican Republic LIVE, a new promotional campaign

Dominican Republic launches Dominican Republic LIVE, a new promotional campaign

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No Filter Needed Release - APPROVED

No Filter Needed: Dominican Republic’s Most Picturesque Sites

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Civil aviation board approves 318 flights from Canada to the Dominican Republic to cater to new markets

Civil aviation board approves 318 flights from Canada to the Dominican Republic to cater to new markets

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Dominican Republic’s tourist destinations operating normally and without damages after Hurricane Maria

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Dominican Republic promotes tourism in the of Air Transat’s product launch

Dominican Republic promotes tourism in the of Air Transat’s product launch

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Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, official sponsor  of the “OTDYKH 2017″ fair

Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, official sponsor of the “OTDYKH 2017″ fair

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The Touristic Destinations of Dominican Republic Operating Normally

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Meet in The Dominican Republic

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DR Romance August 2017 release - Approved2

Swoon-Worthy Destinations to Spark Romance in Dominican Republic

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Diving Into Dominican Republic’s Hidden Scuba Gems

Diving Into Dominican Republic’s Hidden Scuba Gems

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Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism With Dominican Night In The Mall Of San Juan

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Your Ideal Guys’ Getaway Awaits in Dominican Republic

Your Ideal Guys’ Getaway Awaits in Dominican Republic

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RD World Education Congress 2

RD promotes MICE offer under the World Education Congress

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Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism In Puerto Rico In The Dominican Festival

Dominican Republic Promotes Tourism In Puerto Rico In The Dominican Festival

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Dominican Republic Consolidates MICE Offer In  “IMEX Frankfurt 2017″

Dominican Republic Consolidates MICE Offer In “IMEX Frankfurt 2017″

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New Hotels Cater to Business Travelers, Tourists in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City

New Hotels Cater to Business Travelers, Tourists in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City

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Dominican Republic Announced as Top Caribbean Destination for Delta Vacations

Dominican Republic Announced as Top Caribbean Destination for Delta Vacations

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Punta Cana Luxury Hotels to Complete Expansions, Major Renovations

Punta Cana Luxury Hotels to Complete Expansions, Major Renovations

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Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Santo Domingo Updates and Developments

Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Santo Domingo Updates and Developments

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Dominican Republic Announces 2017 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

Dominican Republic Announces 2017 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

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The Dominican Republic Selected to Host next PGA Golf Tour

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“Puerto Plata is Alegría” inaugurates the Amphitheater of Puerto Plata

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The Dominican Republic Partners With Montreal’s Annual Baseball Match at the Iconic Olympic Stadium

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The German Tour Operator TUI Will Celebrate Its Event “TUI Erleben Tour 2018” In Dominican Republic

The German Tour Operator TUI Will Celebrate Its Event “TUI Erleben Tour 2018” In Dominican Republic

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New European Tour Operators Open Seasonal Winter Flights To The Dominican Market

New European Tour Operators Open Seasonal Winter Flights To The Dominican Market

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Dominican Republic closes with great acknowledgments and achievements the ITB Berlin

Dominican Republic closes with great acknowledgments and achievements the ITB Berlin

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10 New Flights From Germany To Dominican Republic Guarantees Tourism Growth

10 New Flights From Germany To Dominican Republic Guarantees Tourism Growth

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Nota Aeropuerto POP Marzo 2017 Ingles

Puerto Plata Airport Declared Best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Nota LES CANADIENS Ingles FINAL

Dominican Republic, the Montreal Canadiens, Air Canada Vacations Offer Post-Game Beach Escape in Punta Cana

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Dominican Republic Is Declared Culinary Capital Of the Caribbean

Dominican Republic Is Declared Culinary Capital Of the Caribbean

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Dominican tourist offer will be exhibited at Holiday World

Dominican tourist offer will be exhibited at Holiday World

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MITUR brings Dominican golf offer to the PGA Merchandise Show

MITUR brings Dominican golf offer to the PGA Merchandise Show

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Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic obtains another recognition at FITUR 2017

Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic obtains another recognition at FITUR 2017

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Iberia renews promotion agreement for Dominican Republic

Iberia renews promotion agreement for Dominican Republic

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Minister of Tourism receives Medal of Merit in Spain For His Contribution To The Tourism Sector in Latin America

Minister of Tourism receives Medal of Merit in Spain For His Contribution To The Tourism Sector in Latin America

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Minister of Tourism heads delegation to participate in FITUR 2017

Minister of Tourism heads delegation to participate in FITUR 2017

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Dominican Republic is turning up the heat Downtown Toronto to beat the winter blues on Blue Monday

Dominican Republic is turning up the heat Downtown Toronto to beat the winter blues on Blue Monday

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Fitness Getaway Release_12.29

Kickstart your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions on a Dominican Republic Fitness Getaway

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DR Romantic Travel_PR NEWSWIRE

Romance Travel Continues to Trend in Dominican Republic

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UNESCO Declares Dominican Republic Merengue an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO Declares Dominican Republic Merengue an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Merengue and More: Dominican Republic’s Music Scene Attracts Best of National, International Talent

Merengue and More: Dominican Republic’s Music Scene Attracts Best of National, International Talent

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Montreal To Get An Authentic Taste Of The Dominican Republic At Oneofakind Culinary And Crafts Festival

Montreal To Get An Authentic Taste Of The Dominican Republic At Oneofakind Culinary And Crafts Festival

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Forecasts for a Harsh Winter Drive Increased Interest in Dominican Republic Travel

Forecasts for a Harsh Winter Drive Increased Interest in Dominican Republic Travel

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For the Love of the Game: Experience the Passion of Baseball in Dominican Republic

For the Love of the Game: Experience the Passion of Baseball in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Continues to Grow Reputation as International Golfing Destination

Dominican Republic Continues to Grow Reputation as International Golfing Destination

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Tourists Flock to Dominican Republic to Explore Natural Wonders

Tourists Flock to Dominican Republic to Explore Natural Wonders

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Dominican Republic Offers Contrasting Natural Beauty

Dominican Republic Offers Contrasting Natural Beauty

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Puerto Plata Celebrates Opening of Landscape Park of La Puntilla and Amphitheater

Puerto Plata Celebrates Opening of Landscape Park of La Puntilla and Amphitheater

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Treat Yourself to Spa Luxury in Dominican Republic

Treat Yourself to Spa Luxury in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic: The Exclusive Destination of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Dominican Republic: The Exclusive Destination of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

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Dominican Republic Home to Golf Courses Worthy of the Pros

Dominican Republic Home to Golf Courses Worthy of the Pros

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Dominican Republic Invites Adventure Seekers To Explore Its Adrenaline-Pumping Terrains

Dominican Republic Invites Adventure Seekers To Explore Its Adrenaline-Pumping Terrains

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Multigenerational Travelers Find Their Bliss in Dominican Republic

Multigenerational Travelers Find Their Bliss in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Samaná Updates and Developments

Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Samaná Updates and Developments

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Puerto Plata Announces Increase in Tourism Numbers and Active Travel Initiatives

Puerto Plata Announces Increase in Tourism Numbers and Active Travel Initiatives

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Dominican Republic Announces 2016 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

Dominican Republic Announces 2016 Developments and Boasts Strong Tourism Statistics

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Juan Dolio Announced As Dominican Republic’s Up-and-Coming Destination

Juan Dolio Announced As Dominican Republic’s Up-and-Coming Destination

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jetBlue Plans Updates to Offer Best In-Flight Experience for U.S. to Dominican Republic Flights

jetBlue Plans Updates to Offer Best In-Flight Experience for U.S. to Dominican Republic Flights

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Expedia Reports Steady Growth In Travel and Room Bookings in Dominican Republic

Expedia Reports Steady Growth In Travel and Room Bookings in Dominican Republic

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Delta Vacations Announces Expanded Offerings for Dominican Republic Based on Growing Demand

Delta Vacations Announces Expanded Offerings for Dominican Republic Based on Growing Demand

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TripAdvisor Award 2016 ENG

Punta Cana Named #1 Destination in the Caribbean in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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Dominican Republic’s World-Class Gastronomy Encourages Visitors to Explore Beyond the Buffet

Dominican Republic’s World-Class Gastronomy Encourages Visitors to Explore Beyond the Buffet

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Spring Whale Watching Tops List of Dominican Republic’s Diverse Nature Activities

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Nice ‘N’ Easy Does It: Great Golf Now Feels Closer Than Ever In The Dominican Republic

Nice ‘N’ Easy Does It: Great Golf Now Feels Closer Than Ever In The Dominican Republic

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Adventure Hotspot Puerto Plata Shows Off Prime Watersport Conditions This Week

Adventure Hotspot Puerto Plata Shows Off Prime Watersport Conditions This Week

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Dominican Republic’s Sizzling Beaches Beckon Sun Seekers

Dominican Republic’s Sizzling Beaches Beckon Sun Seekers

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As The Temperature Falls In Montreal, Dominicans Will Still Be Dancing In The Streets!

As The Temperature Falls In Montreal, Dominicans Will Still Be Dancing In The Streets!

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Playa Grande Golf Course

Golf’s Caribbean Queen, Dominican Republic Wows Golfers With 86 Ocean View Holes

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Kickstart your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions on a Dominican Republic Fitness Getaway

Published on December 29, 2016

From nature trekking to yoga retreats; vacationing in Dominican Republic will get your heart pumping

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – DEC. 29, 2016 – Dominican Republic’s all-inclusive resorts and world-class, white-sand beaches beckon travelers from all over the globe for rest and relaxation. But with the new year calling – and new fitness resolutions for 2017 – travelers should consider jetting to Dominican Republic for a fitness or wellness getaway. From outdoor activities and wellness retreats to luxurious hotel gyms, there are exercise options for every type of fitness getaway this winter.

“Dominican Republic’s wide range of travel options and activities may surprise travelers. Our country is so versatile, not only are we the premier destination for beach vacations, but we have the natural playground and high-quality service perfect for a fitness trip,” said Magaly Toribio, marketing advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “There are so many exciting attractions to explore, you will stay active no matter where your trip takes you.”

Home to both the highest and lowest points above sea level in the Caribbean, the boundless array of outdoor activities will keep your muscles moving. For travelers looking for something less rigorous, yoga classes can be found in tucked- away bungalows. With so much to keep you moving on a wellness getaway in Dominican Republic, you can save the R&R for home.

Hiking Up a Sweat

Dominican Republic’s lush greenery and impressive mountain views can’t be found in any gym, so skip the treadmill and opt for a nature walk or hike. The country’s most rigorous hike, Pico Duarte, located in the central part of the county, is the highest peak in the Caribbean. Reaching an elevation of 10,125 feet, travelers can embark on a two-, three- or four- day trek to the top that is sure to challenge people of all fitness levels. The hike offers views of varying landscapes from tropical trees to cloud forests.

Another popular hike is through the Ébano Verde Scientific Reserve, which is also located in the central area of Constanza. Hiking through the stunning Ébano Verde Scientific Reserve, which is also used for environmental research, is more than just a cardio workout; it will keep your mind active with access to spotting 600 different species of flowers and plants and more than 100 different types of birds. The town of Constanza also recently added a bicycling route that showcases local plantations and educates visitors on the growth of local crops. So, whether you travel on foot or bike, Constanza is worth the stop.

After a hike, visit the Monument of the Pyramids in Constanza, an ecological and tourism destination located at an elevation of 7,217 feet in Valle Nuevo National Park. The Constanza area is bordered by four national parks, so there’s also plenty of wide-open space for pitching a tent and spending a night under the stars. Since Constanza is a mountainous region, its naturally cool temperatures offer brisk sleeping weather perfect for camping.

Hotel Gyms That Carry Their Weight

Dominican Republic’s high-quality hotels cater to a traveler’s every need, so it’s no surprise that hotels are equipped with impressive, full-service gyms. Having access to a gym in your hotel means there’s no excuse for leaving those running shoes at home. What’s more – many resorts offer group exercise programs so travelers don’t have to feel the guilt of missing their morning exercise class. Plenty of the all-inclusive resorts provide group fitness classes like kickboxing, boot camp or group cardio sessions on the beach.

It’s also common for popular fitness experts to bring their classes to hotels so vacationers can try a new and exciting fitness class on their trip. Les Mills, the world’s largest provider of movement-to-music fitness, offers group classes at one of Punta Cana’s newest all-inclusives. Another trendy workout experience, FloYo, the practice of yoga on floating paddleboards, has made its way to a Dominican Republic hotel, providing travelers no shortage of new and exciting exercise classes.

Still looking for more at your hotel? Try going for a run along the beach. Dominican Republic’s white-sand coastline goes on for nearly 1,000 miles, which means there’s more than enough beachline for a morning run.

Fitness Getaway Release_12.29Exercising Your Mind on a Wellness Retreat

A rising travel trend, wellness retreats offer travelers a chance to forget about the busyness back home and focus on exercising their mind, body and soul. Yoga retreats can be found throughout the country, but are especially popular in the lush ecotourism hotspot of Samaná. The area’s breathtaking landscape, complete with waterfalls, mountains and mangroves, provides the perfect balance of nature and tranquility for a yoga retreat. Travelers can also opt for a yoga class on the beach to unwind. Sometimes, taking a deep breath is just what the doctor ordered.

Classes and retreats welcome yogis of all levels and practices, including acro, ashtanga, ahtah, asan and more. Some wellness retreats even provide health professionals for a complete wellness experience. There are also several meditation centers that offer more wellness retreats to help with pain issues and/or stress management.

So whether you are searching for meditation, spirituality or strength training on your wellness getaway, Dominican Republic has it all.

 

 

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About Dominican Republic

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.

Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

 

CONTACT:

BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh, US PR Director
(414) 247-2140/annie.holschuh@bvk.com

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