Golf, cigars and adventure make Dominican Republic the perfect destination for your next guys trips
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – AUG. 1, 2017 – Dominican Republic’s crystal-clear waters, magnificent coastline and world- class travel attractions offer the perfect backdrop for the ultimate “guy’s getaway.” Whether you’re seeking a relaxed father and son retreat or a thrilling bachelor party with the boys, Dominican Republic has an abundance of travel activities well suited for a wide range of men’s travel interests and is perfect for an unforgettable guy’s getaway.
“Dominican Republic offers ease, convenience and top-notch travel accommodations perfectly suited for any size trip,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “Our unique offerings – from culture and history to world-class sporting events – make Dominican Republic an ideal destination for every type of getaway, including multigenerational family travel, pre-wedding celebrations or just a getaway with friends.”
Whether you’re looking to experience world-class golf, the ultimate in deep-sea fishing or indulge in fine rum and premium cigars – these activities are sure to have you booking your next guy’s trip to Dominicans Republic. Plus, with eight international airports, daily flights to and from the country and an ideal tropical temperature all-year round, the only thing you have to worry about is how you’ll fit it all in.
GLORIOUS GOLF COURSES
Magnificent golf courses and year-round beautiful weather attract thousands of golf enthusiasts to the Dominican Republic each year and are the reason the country consistently ranks among the world’s best travel and golf destinations. As the undisputed “It” destination for golf, links dispersed throughout the country’s three majestic regions are surrounded by unspoiled nature, breathtaking coastlines and mountains, swaying coconut palms and lush green fairways.
The country boasts more than 26 world-class golf courses featuring spectacular layouts by some of golf’s most acclaimed course architects including Pete Dye, P.B. Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo, Nick Prince and Greg Norman. Another noteworthy accomplishment, the acclaimed PGA Tour heads to Dominican Republic for the first time this March.
Regardless if you prefer to play or visit a professional golf tournament, Dominican Republic’s ideal tropical climate is perfect for golf year-round. Enjoy the sunny skies and the cool ocean breeze, and you’re sure to feel at ease on the course in every corner of the country.
Located in Cap Cana on the east coast is one of the country’s most iconic courses, The Punta Espada Golf Club. The Punta Espada is legendary designer Jack Nicklaus’s first Signature Course in the country. This can’t-miss course routinely reaches the top of lists for best courses in the region. Moving to the country’s north coast in Puerto Plata, golfers love the Playa Dorada Golf Course for its ease of access in the Playa Dorada Resort and its flat course. The 18-hole course overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and serves as an excellent location for beginners and pros alike.
Lastly, Guavaberry Golf & Country Club in Santo Domingo is perfect for the adventurous group and experienced golfers. It’s designed to complement the existing natural environment so golfers can appreciate the country’s versatile and challenging landscape. This course is popular for hole 13, where you’ll find a cascading waterfall into a quarry pond, and hole 15, where a three-acre pond awaits. After a round of golf, take the group to nearby Juan Dolio beach to celebrate. A short 15 minutes from Guavaberry Golf & Country Club, the small beach town is known for its laid-back atmosphere and delicious restaurants.
CALLING ALL ANGLERS
For travelers chasing the thrill of deep-sea fishing, Dominican Republic fits the bill. Situated with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, the country offers a fishing experience like no other. Whether you want to cast a line from the shore or embark on an epic charter boat experience, Dominican Republic’s crystal-clear waters make it the idyllic fishing destination for anglers of all skill levels.
From Punta Cana to La Romana and Juan Dolio, the Caribbean Sea is home to blue marlin, white marlins, mahi-mahi, wahoo, swordfish and tuna; while blue marlin, wahoo and barracudas can be found in the waters off the North Coast.
While many visitors fish in Dominican Republic as a leisurely hobby, others come to compete at many of the tournaments that take place throughout the year. Cap Cana, which is only ten minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), hosts the three-day International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout each year where professionals reel in record-breaking catches.
BASEBALL IS ABOUT MORE THAN A GAME
There’s a saying in Dominican Republic about baseball, one of the country’s most beloved and widely recognized sports – baseball is about more than a game. With stadiums in Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana, there are plenty of opportunities to fit in an exciting baseball game to your trip.
Baseball – or as Dominicans call it, “pelota” meaning “ball” – is more than just a pastime; it’s a major source of identity and pride. Baseball season runs from October-January, with playoffs in February. The winning team of the Dominican Professional Baseball League playoffs goes on to represent the country in the Caribbean Series. It’s no surprise that Dominican Republic has a strong baseball record. Last year a total of 38 Dominican players started in a Major League Baseball games. Come see where it all began, as Dominican baseball games are a must-see experience for any sports buff.
APPRECIATE CULTURE ON CIGAR AND RUM TOURS
A vacation isn’t complete without learning about a country’s culture and livelihood; lucky for visitors, two of Dominican Republic’s most popular industries are cigars and rum. With immersive tours available around the country, your group can learn about these important Dominican industries while sampling some of the best rums and cigars in the world.
One of Dominican Republic’s most widely recognized rums is also home to one of the highest rated tours. The Centro Histórico Ron Barcelóis Tour is located in San Pedro de Macoris, between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. Here you will learn about the entire rum-making process, while indulging in a few samples. Tourists in the north can swing by the Ron Brugal Rum Center in Puerto Plata to get an inside look at the Brugal rum-making process that has been perfected over hundreds of years by the Ron Brugal family. For cigar lovers, the Tabacalera de García Factory in La Romana is the largest hand-made cigar factory in the world. Guests can also consider a stop at La Aurora Cigar Factory in Santiago, the oldest cigar factory in Dominican Republic. If you don’t have time for a tour, visit one of the many cigar clubs found throughout the country. They offer the same historical atmosphere found on a tour, but are often paired with rich culinary experiences to round out your cigar experience.
Whether your group wants to lay by the beach, embark on a historical tour or go see ball, Dominican Republic has it all for an unforgettable guy’s getaway. For more information about activities and destinations for your guys trip, visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.
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.
BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh, US PR Director