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  >  Activities & Events   >  Top 4 Reasons to Vacation in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is truly an island paradise to a vacationer or tourist. Gorgeous weather, pristine beaches, white sand stretching as far as the eye can see, fruit-infused cocktails are among the first things that pop into your mind when you think of the Dominican Republic.

But beyond the beaches, the Dominican Republic offers so much more to travelers from anywhere in the world. Here are four simple reasons a Dominican vacation with Unlimited Vacation Club will make everlasting memories.

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Puerto Plata and Punta Cana

Two destinations offering an unforgettable tourist experience are Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.

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Puerto Plata is a province on the north coast of the Dominican Republic known for its beaches, diving, luxury resorts, and immaculate golf courses for those who enjoy the sport. Puerto Plata is also located near Paradise Island, a charming private islet in the middle of the sea.

Punta Cana, located at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, offers many of the same attractions as Puerto Plata. The coral reefs here are breathtaking and the city includes casinos and other night life activities. You might even have the chance to swim with dolphins!

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Waterfalls and Hiking

The rocky interior of the Dominican Republic yields an amazing array of hiking trails of various intensity levels and views of the many breathtaking waterfalls throughout the island.

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The more adventurous travelers can even experience the thrill of leaping off the top of a waterfall down into the sparkling waters at the base.

One attraction in particular is the renowned 27 waterfalls of Damajagua, a series of waterfall visitors may navigate by wading, swimming, hiking and climbing. Climb to the top, then slide all the way to the bottom!

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Santo Domingo

The Dominican Republic’s capital of Santo Domingo is rich with culture, history, and mouthwatering cuisine.

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Tourists can walk the cobblestone streets of the historic Spanish center and experience the tradition and history of Santo Domingo’s origin as a colonial Spanish province. Ciudad Colonial, a historic neighborhood, is the oldest permanent European Settlement in the New World, and is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The area surrounding Santo Domingo is home to a number of magnificent national parks, putting the untouched natural beauty of the Dominican Republic on display.

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Beaches

The Dominican Republic is home to some of the most idyllic beaches on Earth. If you’re looking to spend time on the beach, the Dominican Republic might literally be one of the best places you can go.

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Not only are the beaches beautiful, but you can find different beaches depending on what you’re looking to experience. If you want to share the beach with a throng of fellow sun worshipers, the Playa Boca Chica is 20 miles outside of Santo Domingo and is one of the most popular beaches in the country.

If surfing’s your thing, Playa Bahoruco is a three mile stretch of some of the best waves in the Dominican Republic.

Or maybe you want to get away from the crowds and don’t mind a trek. In that case you might want to visit Eagle Bay beach.  Eagle Bay is accessible by boat or 4-wheel drive and boasts a secluded, breathtaking natural splendor and very few tourists.

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Here are just a few of the testimonials posted by members and guests visiting the Dominican Republic.

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