Explore the Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samana Peninsula, Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio

Dominican Republic Vacations by Cindy Baldwin

The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. It is an island of natural wonders like pristine beaches, savannah, highlands, dense rainforests, Pico Duarte— the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, and towering waterfalls like the famous Damajaqua Cascades in Puerto Plata. The country shares the island of Hispaniola with its neighbor, Haiti, to the west.

The Dominican Republic offers world-class adventures and experiences for romantic getaways, family vacations, and destination weddings. You’ll find a wonderful selection of beautiful beachfront resorts and hotels throughout the country.

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Baldwin Travel meticulously researches every aspect of your itinerary to give you the thrilling, customized vacation or destination wedding you desire. Cindy Baldwin is a seasoned world traveler who has been to many places you’ll be visiting. Her personal insights are certain to enhance your trip with unforgettable moments, people, and places.

What People Say

“We had an amazing time! The Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana was very nice, the food was very good, and drinks were always available! We loved the swim-up room and would definitely go again! We went horseback riding, which was my favorite activity! Our butler was awesome. One night, we had a romantic dinner as a part of the honeymoon package and came back to a candle-lit, foaming bath in the room! We want to return, and we will call Baldwin Travel when we do!”

— Hannah & Scott

Top Spots for Dominican Republic Getaways

Punta Cana ♦ La Romana ♦ Puerto Plata ♦ Samana Peninsula ♦ Santo Domingo ♦ Juan Dolio

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Punta Cana

Punta Cana is known for its 20-mile stretch of golden beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lavish all-inclusive resorts on the Dominican Republic’s famously beautiful eastern coast. Beach weddings are very popular here, because Punta Cana beaches are consistently ranked among the world’s best. Cool off in Hoya Azul Lagoon, a beautiful cenote or natural swimming hole at the foot of a cliff. Practice your swing at top-ranked golf courses. Take the kids to Manati Park and Dolphin Discovery for delightful interactive experiences with birds, reptiles, and dolphins.

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La Romana

An upscale resort town on the Dominican Republic’s southeastern coast, La Romana offers fun and adventures for all. Play the best golf of your life at the world-ranked Teeth of the Dog golf course. Visit Altos de Chavon, a medieval European village meticulously recreated by a Hollywood set designer. Go snorkeling in an underwater museum and feel the spray of majestic waterfalls. Experience a guided tour of Cuevas de las Maravillas (Caves of Wonders) that showcase cave art created by the indigenous Taino Indians several hundred years ago.

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Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is named for its 62 miles of coastline which take on a misty silver color at sunset. Established over 400 years ago, the historic seaside city combines the comforts and exclusivity of a chic resort town with a large measure of local authenticity in a spectacular setting. Tour a 16th-century Spanish fortress in the city’s old colonial-era center. Test your swing at Playa Dorado Golf Course. Ride a cable car to a mountain top for panoramic views of Puerto Plata. Take the family to Ocean World for entertaining shows with birds, sea lions, and sharks.

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Samana Peninsula

The Samana Peninsula on the northeast coast is known for its lush tropical rainforests and pristine white-sand beaches. It is a major tourist attraction with many hotels and beachfront resorts, restaurants, and eco-excursions into the peninsula’s natural wonders. Known as the “jewel in the crown of the Dominican Republic,” Samana dazzled Christopher Columbus when he discovered it in 1498 and called it “the fairest land on the face of the earth.”

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Santo Domingo

Nestled on a spectacular coastline, Santo Domingo is the country’s vibrant capital and the largest city in the Caribbean. History can be found around every corner. Well-known for its Old-World colonial charm with a contemporary Latin beat, the city was founded in 1498 by Christopher Columbus’ brother, Bartholomew. Stroll the beautiful National Botanical Gardens. Tour the Alcazar de Colon, a UNESCO site. Marvel at the oldest cathedral in the Americas, completed in 1540. Then explore the Plaza de Espana’s restaurants and quaint antique shops.

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Juan Dolio

A peaceful seaside town on the Dominican Republic’s southern coast, Juan Dolio feels secluded yet is close to the excitement of Santo Domingo and La Romana. The area offers a mix of vacation rentals and all-inclusive resorts. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, boating excursions, horseback riding, and golfing. An exciting nightlife awaits with clubs, restaurants, bars, casinos, and gaming.

Dominican Republic 5-Star Tours and Excursions

Santo Domingo City—Full Day Tour ♦ Puerto Plata Triple Adventure Tour ♦ Small-Group Catamaran Snorkel with Seafood Lunch–Adults only

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Santo Domingo City—Full Day Tour

Full of history, culture, and amazing landscapes, Santo Domingo was founded in 1496 as the capital of the first Spanish colony in the New World by Christopher Columbus’ brother Bartholomew. As you tour, your guide will tell you the unique history of the Dominican Republic. In Santo Domingo, you’ll visit Los Tres Ojos National Park’s amazing cenotes and tour famous monuments: 1st Cathedral in America, the Palacio de Colón, the National Pantheon, and the towering Faro de Colón, a lighthouse and tribute to Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World. Experience Malecon, the city’s fun, scenic coastal road. 6-hour tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off. Air-conditioned van. Local, knowledgeable tour guide.

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Puerto Plata Triple Adventure Tour

This fun-filled day combines a visit to the majestic Damajagua waterfalls, a horseback riding adventure, and an 8-line zipline course. You’ll stop first at the 12 waterfalls in Los Charcos de Damajagua National Park. Explore the natural rock pools, smooth rock slices, and limestone rock formations, and cool off with a swim. Then saddle up for a leisurely horseback ride with your guide through the jungle, over tropical streams and serene wooded areas. Then get ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride with panoramic mountain views as you zip across 8 cables suspended between palm trees. 6-hour tour. Puerto Plata Hotels pickup and drop-off. Air-conditioned tour vehicle. Local, knowledgeable tour guide.

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Small-Group Catamaran Snorkel with Seafood Lunch--Adults only

You’ll enjoy the relaxed pace of this catamaran excursion featuring snorkeling and swimming. You’ll be picked up at your Punta Cana hotel and driven to the nearby dock to board our catamaran. With a 25-person limit, the vibe will be sophisticated and intimate. We’ll first cruise to the clear waters of Cabeza de Toro Reef where you’ll go snorkeling (equipment provided) and swimming. Then we’ll stop at a private beach, relax, and sample popular Coco Loco rum drinks. Next we’ll cruise to a natural pool where you’ll enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared seafood lunch and unlimited drinks onboard. Hotel/port pickup and drop off. Air-conditioned vehicle. Your boat captains are local, knowledgeable and entertaining.

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