The Venue

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus 

It's a beach front resort located in the town of Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. It is 1 hour 30 minutes away from the SDQ International Airport (Santo Domingo) and 20 minutes away from the LRM international Airport (La Romana). 

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse country in the Caribbean. This tropical paradise offers not only beautiful beaches but also a wide range of attractions and activities. Here you can hike, scuba dive, surf, whale watch and just about anything you can think of! Down below are some places and activities worth considering. 

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. Its motto is Ciudad Primada de América ( First city of America ), it was founded in 1496 and is home to the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World.

Things to do: 

1. Ciudad Colonial - If you are in Santo Domingo, you MUST visit la Ciudad Colonial, it is the historical center of the city and has numerous landmarks which date back to the 1500s.

2. Los 3 Ojos - It is a national park composed of caves, once used by the Tainos for refuge and rituals, these underground caverns lead to three freshwater blue lagoons. Its name "Los 3 Ojos" comes from the Tainos who used to call them eyes due to their shape.

3. Downtown Santo Domingo (City Center) - It offers a wide variety of activities and things to see . It is filled with restaurants, bars, night clubs and malls, it also houses many parks and outdoor areas, including, the National Botanical Garden.  

 

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La Romana

La Romana is one of the country's top destination picks, from white sand beaches, world class golf courses and sugarc cane fields, this place is favorite of many celebrities around the world. 

Things to do:

1. Bayahibe - A resort town known for its beaches and coral reef dive sites. Bayahibe is a town loved by dominicans, tourists and expats alike. 

2. Isla Saona - An Island off the coast of La Romana and part of the East National Park. This beautiful, untouched island is accesible by boat ride from bayahibe. We consider it a must see attraction if you're staying in the area. The boat tours there include food and drinks throughout the day, and also a visit to "natural pools", shallow beaches where you can snorkel and explore. 

3. Altos de Chavon - This Mediterranean medieval inspired town that features a quaint church, a greek amphitheater, where world renowned artists have performed and many shops and restaurants, all overlooking the Chavon river.  

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Samana

The Dominican Republics’s secluded escape of wild beaches and rainforests. Its rolling mountains and valleys form the crystalline rivers that feed into brilliant white sand beaches stretching hundreds of kilometers all around the peninsula’s rocky coastline.

 

Things to do:

1. Las Terrenas -  This is the most visited area in Samana, this beach town offers many breathtaking white sand beaches. This lively town is filled with shops, restaurants and bars and outdoor activities, such as, surfing, diving, kitesurfing, etc. 

2. Santa Barbara de Samana - This small fishing hub is a great destination for eco-tourism. Every year thousands of humpback whales come to its bay during the winter season, you can take boat exclusions to watch these amazing animals. From this town you can also go to Los Haitises, one of the few remaining rainforests of the country and national park. Its name means “hilly land” in the Taino language given due to its magnificent series of 30-meter high rock formations jutting out of the water. The park also has extensive mangroves along its bay, as well as a series of caves known for Taino pictographs.

3. Playa Rincon - This undeveloped white sand beach lining a bay of calm turquoise waters, dotted with coconut trees is ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world.  Its 5 kilometers of beach and estuary capture every visitor’s eye.

4. Salto El Limon - Reaching El Limón waterfall is an adventure that takes you on a 2.5-kilometer journey through thick forest, on horseback or on foot. Once at the falls, marvel at the beauty of El Limón’s 40 meter tumbling cascade and cool off from the journey in the freshwater emerald pool beneath the falls.

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Punta Cana 

One of the Caribbean region’s longest white sand coastlines. Punta Cana is the land of rest and relaxation by the sea, all-inclusive resorts and boutique hideaways offer all the whims and comforts of modern beachfront living.But it’s not only about fun in the sun, soft sand brushing against your toes, and iridescent, clear water to swim in, go fishing, or dive for underwater life and shipwrecks. Punta Cana is also a golfer’s destination, with 10 courses located all along the strip, a seaside escape with luxurious marinas and fine dining, and a wellness corner home to the country’s top spas, including the only Six Senses in the Caribbean.

Things to do:

1. Montaña redonda - This hilltop offers you 360 degrees view of the coast of and mountains of Punta Cana. With Swings, hammocks and a restaurant it's a perfect place for a getaway.  
2. Hoyo Azul - This Located in Scape Park, Cap Cana, this "blue hole" offers a refreshing swim in natural, cool spring waters.
3. Coco Bongo -  This entertainment center has incredible live shows combining cinema, theater, musicals, disco, videos, acrobatics, technology, actors, public, surprises. It is a guaranteed experience for those looking for a nighttime attraction after a day at the beach 

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