Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, bordering Haiti. It has a fast-growing economy and has become the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean, partly due to the fact that it is large enough to accommodate large numbers of tourists. Pico Duarte, at 3087m (10127ft) is the tallest mountain in the Caribbean.

It has many excellent golf courses, and a lot of resorts concentrated on the east of the country. Part of the capital, Santo Domingo, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the first major settlement in the New World, and was founded in the time of Christopher Columbus.

Country

Dominican Republic flag

Why you should go:

It's got the mountains to cool off in.

Why you shouldn't:

You would prefer to go somewhere with less poverty.

Map of Dominican Republic