Senior Travel to the Dominican Republic

May 19th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

From my personal travel experiences in the Dominican Republic I can only say GO FOR IT!  There are many tourists now who find this island a paradise for great food, great accommodations and great weather.  Tourists who come to the island are initially attracted by the magnificent golden sand beaches along its 1,400km (870-mile) coastline. The island’s northern, Atlantic side contains the majority of tourist attractions.  Bring up Google and input Punta Cana.  While Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, they are worlds apart in culture.

Go Dominican Republic notes that the Dominican Republic is a colorful tapestry of Spanish, French, Haitian, and African influences woven by a rich and storied history. Christopher Columbus described this lush land as “a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys”. This statement is still as true today as it was in 1492. In addition to the comforts of sun, sea, and sand, the Dominican Republic offers an exciting and unique cultural experience that will captivate your senses.

Let me share with you what I have learned at the Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana.  Consistently rated among the top 3 of over 70 resorts in Punta Cana on a beautiful beach, highly recommended for families and couples, just a beautiful resort overall with the characteristically excellent Iberostar service and decor.  Here is the the land of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and dreamy sunsets. This five-star all-inclusive resort is about 20 minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport, so you know your Caribbean vacation starts right after you deplane. About two million tourists flock to Punta Cana every year to bask in the beautiful landscapes, try the exotic cuisine and visit reputable national parks. Not to mention, for the heavy dose of much-needed relaxation, adventurous water sports, and a happening nightlife. 

Apple Vacations provides a First-Class travel deals at Punta Cana for seniors.  Apple takes good care of their senior travelers not only at the airport for transportation to the hotel but at the hotel as well.  Dominican Republic shares with Haiti the island of Hispanola, the famous landing place for Columbus in his discovery of the New World in 1492. Unlike its western neighbor, the Dominican Republic no longer goes through political turmoil and has become a more affordable destination than its Caribbean neighbors, mainly because it had a late start in the tourism business. Nonetheless, the sun lover finds anything from serene beaches and golf courses to world-class windsurfing in Cabarete.There is a $10 tourist card fee (per person) to be paid upon arrival at the airport.

The Caribbean capital of all-inclusive resorts with superb facilities, including golf and conference centers, for 40 miles, the Caribbean and Atlantic mingle and pearl white sands are shaded by over coconut trees. Exotic, tropical and totally natural, Punta Cana is a nature lover`s paradise and one of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation destinations.

Go Dominican Republic notes that with so many options to choose from, the hardest part of planning a trip to the Dominican Republic is planning your departure for home. Seven major airlines serve the Dominican Republic, so you’ll always have a good choice of flights. Many tour operators offer day trips with a wide appeal, but specialty travel is also a popular option.

And of course we could not make a good complete description of the DR without Trip Advisor. The site is full of Dominican Republic Vacation Packages and Hotel Deals as well.     jeb



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