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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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Nota  GOLF PGA 2017 ENGLISH

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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Humpback Whales

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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No Filter Needed: Dominican Republic’s Most Picturesque Sites

Published on October 3, 2017

Stunning natural beauty and historic charm create a photographer’s playground

No Filter NeededSANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Oct. 3, 2017 – With majestic mountain views, picture- perfect beaches, vibrant green jungles and a stunning array of flora and fauna, a visit to Dominican Republic begs to be photographed. Whether you’re a professional or a hobby photographer looking to snap shots  with an iPhone, you’re certain to find scenery in Dominican Republic worthy of capturing on camera.

“We welcome all types of travelers to our country – ranging from leisure travelers to professional photographers – to experience our captivating, lush landscape,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “We are proud of our natural, diverse beauty and welcome photographers of all levels to a behind-the-lens tour of our breathtaking destinations.”

Adventure in the North Coast

Away from Dominican Republic’s bustling towns, the country’s hidden gems beckon to travelers. In the Samaná Peninsula on the northeast coast, discover verdant, unspoiled nature. Nature photographers won’t want to miss Samaná’s Los Haitises National Park to explore the mangroves by kayak and tour the park’s caves to observe immaculately preserved pictographs from the Taíno Indians. A horseback ride to the Salto El Limón waterfall is another natural attraction in Samaná, offering a photo-worthy adventure that’s best followed by a rewarding dip in a calm pool beneath the falls. Be sure to bring your waterproof equipment to the area’s series of waterfalls at the Saltos de Damajagua along with Ciguapa Falls.

Mountains in the Central Region

In the central region of Constanza, photographers will find themselves a world away from the beaches and resort towns. Constanza is the country’s agricultural hub, offering scenic mountain vistas and cool temperatures that range from around 41-77°F year-round. At an average elevation of almost 4,000 feet, Constanza is often called the Switzerland of the Caribbean, and it’s easy to see why. Explore Constanza by foot, or pack up your camera for a ride along the town’s bicycling route that showcases local plantations and regional crops.

A striking contrast to the sunny beaches, Valle Nuevo National Park in Constanza offers the unlikely beauty of the mountainous landscape that sometimes receives snowfall. Popular among campers, photographers and nature lovers alike, the national park also includes the Cyclopean Pyramid for a unique photo opportunity.

Untouched, Unexplored Southwest Region

In the remote southwestern region of the country lies Bahia de las Aguias. The idyllic beach is located in the furthest southwestern part of the country, bordering Haiti. Photographers willing to trek to the undiscovered destination will be rewarded with amazing secluded beaches.

Nearby Barahona, located about 115 miles west from Santo Domingo, is a mecca for adventure travelers. One of the most popular excursions in Barahona is Cueva de la Virgen, the Cave of the Virgin trail. The scenic hiking trail takes travelers through the Bahoruco Mountain Range offering unparalleled views of the area’s tropical rain forest, Bahoruco and Larimer rivers, and at the end of the trail, visitors will find the Cave of the Virgin. The sizeable cave brings visitors to the natural, cascading waterfall – Throat of Hell Waterfall – awaiting them inside.

Historic Charm in the Cities

The capital of Santo Domingo offers the best of both worlds, new and old: It’s the most metropolitan city in the Caribbean and also home to the Colonial City, a historic quarter dating back to the fifteenth century and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the Colonial City up-close and embark on a walking tour. Trust us, you’ll want your camera in-hand. Take your time strolling along cobblestone streets and walking alongside some of the first buildings constructed in the New World, including the first cathedral of the new world, exemplifying historic gothic architecture.

Just 75 miles east of Santo Domingo, photographers will fall in love with La Romana, home to Altos de Chavón: a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village set atop rolling green hills along the Chavón River. The village’s restaurants and shops draw visitors in search of original jewelry, art, crafts and cigars. The views over the river and the Dye Fore golf course that extends onto the horizon make for fabulous photography. Visitors may recognize the landscape, as several feature films have captured the beautiful scenery and shot along the river, including “Apocalypse Now,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III,” and “Jurassic Park.”

Not far from east coast of Punta Cana in the town of Higüey, photographers can visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia. This unique basílica features a one-of-a-kind architectural style, with a concrete façade and a dramatic sloping arch. The inside is as awe-inspiring as the outside, with an altar framed by the arch and illuminated by colorful stained glass.

The north coast city of Puerto Plata invites photographers to tour the town of San Felipe to witness the diverse and historic architecture. From restored Victorian homes to the San Felipe Fort, one of the earliest European forts built in the Americas, travelers will have the opportunity to snap pictures that display the country’s history and charm.

Tucked Away Excursions

In between cities and coasts, there are plenty of tucked away areas worthy of a visit, and a few hundred photos. Be sure to stop at the lesser known destinations to find truly unique landscapes. Located 36 miles west from Santo Domingo, the area of Baní beckons photographers to the Las Yayitas Gorge. Adventurous travelers can take the 10-meter plunge into the water below. Photographers are invited to capture the area’s stunning view at the top, where you can catch a glimpse of rock canyons, mountains and trees.

Another accessible trip from the bustling city of Santo Domingo is Playa Blanca, which translates to white beach, located in Azua. This remote paradise is ideal for those seeking unspoiled beaches. With no buildings, resorts and limited tourists, you’re likely to have this beach all to yourself. One of the most under- the-radar beaches in the country, the pure white sand and sparkling waters welcome photographers for an unbeatable setting.

To learn more about Dominican Republic’s most photogenic attractions and to begin planning your trip, visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

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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 of coastline, 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.

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