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Advanced Travel in the Caribbean welcomes you to Dominican Republic .
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean paradise vacation destination surrounded by warm
blue seas, the Caribbean on the south and the Atlantic to the north. The Best Kept Secret
is that it also has very many surprising vacation possibilities. Towering mountains, rain
forests, turbulent rivers, even a lake of crocodiles below sea level. It has good museums,
universities and many cultural activities as well as the expected tropical vacation
facilities. In this way it offers something for every one.
It was here in the Dominican Republic that Christopher Columbus founded the first European
settlement in the New World and the Colonial Zone in the capital city of Santo Domingo is
the oldest city in the continent of America. There are many beautiful buildings and
monuments dating from Columbus time and these are now interspersed with every kind
of restaurant of gourmet quality and lovely parks. Every effort is made to cater to the
tourist and the local people are helpful and friendly.
Tourism is a principle industry but there is also a major industrial base, much of it in
the Free Zones. These offer excellent opportunities to manufacture with low labor
costs in a pleasant location located only an hour away from Florida and with good maritime
connections to N. & S. America, Europe and the Panama Canal. There are three major
international airports plus several more. Many scheduled flights are available daily to
hubs in the United States and Europe.
For the tourist many restaurants offer different types of cuisine, there are casinos,
nightclubs, and many cultural activities. For the adventurous there is Rafting, Biking,
Horse riding and just plain Hiking in the Alps and other parts of the interior.
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The Dominican Republic is set about 500 miles to the South East of Florida centrally in
the northern part of the Caribbean Basin. It is between Cuba and Puerto Rico and is about
250 miles long, east to west. It has 250 miles of sandy beaches and the highest point is
10,450 feet. The capital is Santo Domingo (de Guzmán) on the south coast, which is
a main port. Santiago de los Caballeros is the largest inland city.
A typical north Caribbean tropical climate, never cold
and rarely too hot. Days are almost always sunny. As the latitude is tropical the sun is
hot during the middle part of each day and normal precautions against sunburn are
appropriate. (Sunscreen or a big hat according to choice!)