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Superyacht charter: where to go in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic quite often gets overlooked in favour of other Caribbean islands deemed to be more glamorous or popular, however a closer look into this island shows it owns one of the most geographically diverse landscapes of the region. Lush green rolling hills meet sparse desert scrubland, charming colonial architecture and palm fringed deserted beaches – it is not a country to be snubbed.

On a yacht charter starting in south Florida, cruising down to the Caribbean, the traditional route takes in the glitz and glamour of the Bahamas, possibly the Turks and Caicos and then eventually down to the Virgin Islands – in doing this though, the gem that is the Dominican Republic is omitted. Take some time to explore this relatively unchartered island.

On a yacht charter starting in south Florida, cruising down to the Caribbean, the traditional route takes in the glitz and glamour of the Bahamas, possibly the Turks and Caicos and then eventually down to the Virgin Islands – in doing this though, the gem that is the Dominican Republic is omitted. Take some time to explore this relatively unchartered island.

Where to go

Santo Domingo, the nations vibrant capital pulses with the relentless beat of merengue blasting from every Plaza. The cobblestoned streets are a frenzy of passionate latinos shopping, drinking and dancing. It is a fantastic place to aimlessly wander. Interestingly, Santo Domingo is listed as the oldest city in the western hemisphere according to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Examples of 15 and 16th century architecture are apparent throughout.

Must-sees are the cathedral (Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria La Menor) – the first stone was laid in 1521 making it the first cathedral in the Americas. Fort Ozama, an example of a 15th century Spanish castle which was erected in the gateway to Santo Domingo, along the Ozama River. Take time to visit the Faro a Colon, an impressive monument erected on the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

Shoppers will enjoy the modern Plaza Central, Calle El Conde – one of the oldest streets in the city, to buy fashion and local tourist souvenirs. It is the ideal first port of call.

For dining, head for Gallo Pinto or Sophia`s Bar & Grill. And for dancing the night away, try the Praia Lounge.

Casa De Campo

Casa De Campo is a main port of entry and offers some seriously luxurious amenities to superyacht charterers. Vilma Nuñez, Marketing manager of Marina Casa De Campo recommends Peperoni and La Casita (in Marina Casa de Campo) for some tasty food away from your yacht, The most beautiful beach in the region seems to be La Palmilla, Eats National Park. Not to be missed places are Saona Island, Catalina Island. Both stunning tropical islands located just off of the coast. Ask the captain to make a stop, drop anchor and spend the afternoon n paradise on stunning powdry white sand.

Punta Cana

This region is located at the most easterly tip of the Dominican Republic and is a popular stop off point for those who are fans of adrenalin-filled sports. Choose from zip lining, wind surfing, kite boarding and paragliding. There is also horse riding, hiking and cycling on offer in the region.

Puerto Plata

Carry on around the north easten corner, via the Samana Peninsular – a popular spot for whale watching and reach Puerto Plata. Another stretch of beautiful coastline, although lined with large all inclusive resorts – venture a little further along the beach to find picture perfect plages or head inland to the sleepy neighbourhood of Damajagua to see the 27 waterfalls.

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