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Fast Facts

On his voyage in 1492, Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the New World was the island of Hispaniola, home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Santiago, the capital of the Dominican Republic, was founded by Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher’s lesser-known brother, who named it La Nueva Isabela in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabella I.

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Featured Dominican Republic Hotel

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

  • AAA Five Diamond Hotel
  • All-Inclusive
Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Dom. Republic, Punta Cana

This luxurious adults-only Cap Cana resort offers stunning ocean views, delicious gourmet dining and plenty of outdoor activities.

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