As the first land to be discovered by Christopher Columbus in the New World, a trip to the Dominican Republic is sure to be symbolic for any traveler. This is the starting point of a revolution that brought humanity to discover a new continent.
This is where certainties flew at the whim of a wind that was christened America. And it is in these mythical lands, on the soil of a country that long remained under Spanish influence, that you will hoist the flag of adventure up high. The old Hispaniola, a formidable Caribbean stronghold, remains prestigious today by the splendor of its nature and its historical heritage - an opulent and colorful brilliance which, with its bustling capital of Santo Domingo, promises the visitor many intrepid expeditions. With its favorable tropical climate, moderated by the trade winds, a trip to heaven on earth awaits you. Explore the surroundings of Punta Cana and you'll see just how much this place seems like paradise, with its palms stretching up to the sky, these dazzling beaches and entrancing turquoise lagoons. And if the tourist attractions like Punta Cana are getting a bit much, take your backpack and your flip flops and head to the small fishing port of Punta Rucia, for a peaceful break from it all, in a place that only really the locals know about. A true paradise that's hard to leave. Once you've delighted in a refreshing mojito, lying on the beach with your feet buried in the sand, you'll quickly want to prolong your Caribbean experience. If you've decided to go there in February or during the period of Mi-Carême, you'll find yourself in the midst of the carnival season. This is sure to mean a crazy leap into Dominican folklore, an onslaught upon all the senses, in the heart of the Caribbean…