Along the Caribbean coast, numerous resorts such as Juan Dolio and Casa de Campo have become a magnet for foreign visitors. On the north side of the island, Puerto Plata, Sousa, and the lovely peninsula of Samana with :as Terrenas are favorite tourist destinations. The Samana Peninsula has a spectacular 90- mile shoreline, excellent beaches, and breathtaking scenery. The finest natural harbor in the West Indies is here, Samana Bay. Wind-surfers are drawn to nearby Cabarete, internationally known for its ideal water and wind conditions.
On the eastern coast the resort of Punta Cana and Bavaro has become a favorite location in recent years. Here you will find an assortment of luxury hotels, resorts as well as private villas. Timeshares in Dominican Republic are also found primarily in this region and off the unique combination of luxury and affordability.
For golfers, the Dominican Republic has an abundance of courses. Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog, designed by Peter Dye, is world renown. Fine courses can also be found at Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Juan Dolio, and Santo Domingo.
For hikers, the mountains of the interior offer challenging climbs, the favorite being Pico Duarte.
Traveling toward the Haitian border, you can visit Lake Enriquillo, a salt lake 150 feet below sea level and the habitat of crocodiles and flocks of flamingos.