It is the land of the merengue, baseball, and lush tropical landscapes in the heart of the Caribbean. Welcome to the Dominican Republic, a nation of nearly 10 million people that occupies two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola.
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south, and the Republic of Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic is beloved for its tropical climate, stunning sand beaches, and informal hospitality. You'll fall in love with the people, the landscapes, and the sun-splashed comfort of our Dominican Republic vacation homes.
As one of the landing sites of Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Dominican Republic declared its independence from Spain in 1821 and is now the second largest Caribbean nation. The coastal capital of Santo Domingo, the oldest permanent European settlement in the New World, is full of history, music, and nightlife, with a colonial district protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
But with nearly 1,000 miles of coastline and average temperatures that hover between 66 and 93 degrees, you'll be anxious to get outdoors. Head east to Punta Cana, the resort town on the island's eastern tip known for its white sand beaches, azure waters, and world-class golf courses that populate the coastline.
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Samaná, a stunning peninsular region of the northeastern coast home to quiet coves, rushing waterfalls, and the legendary Rincón Beach. Head south to the picturesque Jaragua National Park and Las Aguilas Bay, where you'll have miles of deserted beach all to yourself. Or, play a scenic round of 18 on one of the 25 designer golf courses that are sprinkled throughout the country.
Come and discover a piece of paradise just a short flight from the United States - our Dominican Republic vacation rentals will make your Caribbean dreams an unforgettable reality!
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