A picturesque country, the Dominican Republic is fast becoming the premier choice for affordable Caribbean holidays. It has maintained quite a low profile in recent years but has finally decided to step out of the shadows and give holidaymakers a fine alternative to the smaller islands of this stunning archipelago.
A trip to the capital Santo Domingo will highlight the heritage of this nation, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, and the Spanish colonialism can be seen in settlements throughout the country. The tallest peak and lowest point in the Caribbean can be found here, and the water sports, lush palm trees, beach relaxation and history hunting act as a paradigm for the perfect family holiday.
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