Situated in the middle of the Caribbean lies the Dominican Republic.
White-sand beaches, and scenic mountain views offer an ideal island escape
and an array of party hotspots. If you find yourself in DR during February,
you’ll experience Carnival and Independence Day, the most vibrant, cultural,
and musical celebrations of a region. Carnival, the annual month-long parade
and contest featuring locals dressed as scary “diablos cojuelos,” and bands
competing for a chance at the national title in the capital, Santo Domingo.
Enjoy Brugal rum on the increasingly popular beaches of Puerto Plata or
Cabarete. Explore the highest peak in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte, and
historic site, the Columbus Museo Alcázar de Colón, a dedication to the
island’s discoverer Christopher Columbus. Savor the plentiful chimicurri,
yuca, and mangú—a prided national food, and you will leave the island