Insightful Introduction to Dominican Republic’s Tourism

Published On June 20, 2013 | By Dan | Travel Guides
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The Dominican Republic is one of the busiest tourist hotspot in the world. It’s globally recognized as the topmost destination to experience culture, nature, history and architecture. Since it is one of the busiest places on earth, expect that there are various scams designed to defraud travelers of their money. This article will give its readers an insightful knowledge about tips and guides how to experience the Dominican Republic tourism.

Precautionary measures while visiting Dominican Republic

Because of the thriving tourism industry of the Dominican Republic, it’s now gaining notoriety as a city with cosmopolitan aspirations; meaning there’s an increasing growth of middle class societies and a consumer oriented population. Nevertheless, a tourist should always be aware of the fact that whenever there’s a high rate of tourism there’s also a corresponding increase of scams aimed towards defrauding tourists. For this reason, it’s important to bear in mind the following safety measures.

Plot safe routes/places to travel

When travelling to a new city, it’s always advisable for you to do some research. When travelling to a busy country like Dominican Republic, find out about places that are safe to travel. This way, you’ll be able to avoid unsavory and dangerous places.

Get vaccinated

Remember, when travelling you are exposed to unknown health risks like Malaria, which is sometimes prevalent in Dominican Republic depending on the season. Furthermore, you are exposing your body to a different environment. Thus, it is important to safeguard your health by getting vaccinated.

Avoid being too much sociable

Notice that foreigners are usually too friendly with locals. Avoid being too sociable because you might be a target for scammers who would offer you free tours with hidden agendas. You might be even a target for thieves. As much as possible blend in and always be aware of your surroundings.

Places of interest in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is home to the most amazing holiday hotspots in the world. When visiting this country, it is highly recommended to visit these must-see destinations.

Cap Cana resort

This high-end resort is surrounded by a stretch of white beach and pure sand, ideal for honeymoon and wedding affairs.

Altos de Chavón

If you want to have a glimpse of the medieval European architecture, then you must visit Altos de Chavón. The architecture in this place is a recreation of medieval Europe. It includes structures like the quaint St. Stanislaus Church complete with plaza and sparkling fountain. Perhaps it’s more famous structure is the Roman styled 5,000 seat amphitheater where famous singers like Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias played.

Cathedral of Santa María la Menor

Another spectacular architecture is the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. It is considered as the oldest cathedral in the Americas and it is protected by UNESCO being one of the World Heritage Sites. The church architecture is a combination of both Gothic and Baroque inspirations as showcased by its high altar carved out of silver.

Final Word:  Architectural adventure

Although Dominican Republic is home to beautiful beaches, the main ingredient of its tourism is architectural sites. In visiting these places be sure to book a Dominican Republic hotel near the areas you would like to visit to have a safe and convenient travelling experience.

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is the founding traveler of This World Rocks. He enjoys writing in the present tense, is an avid sports fan, former NBA dunk team member, aspiring videographer, and a WWII & Civil War history nerd.

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