# Cabarete, Dominican Republic
After a day filled with windsurfing, kiteboarding, and surfing, visitors to Cabarete will want to head out for the legendary nightlife. Lively nightclubs pulsing with Caribbean beats drive the nightlife scene. Not even the stubbornly two-left-footed can keep their toes from tapping when the sun goes down on Cabarete, which brims with culture and energy.
# La Romana, Dominican Republic
# Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Located on the northeastern coast of the Samana Peninsula, Las Terrenas offers miles of protected inshore waters and beautiful, undeveloped white-sand-beaches, lined with tall palm trees and pastel-colored fishing boats. Trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean bring this part of the island year-round balmy weather. With a year-round average of 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperatures vary only 18 degrees between summer and winter.
# Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Among the best golf destinations in the world, Punta Cana is the very picture of leisure. Several of the courses have been designed by professional golfers, making for the perfect sort of kicked-back challenge that you want on a golfing vacation. The beaches here are simply perfect: calm, warm waters that gently lap at stretches of fine white sand. Thrill yourself with a zip-line adventure, clap along with traditional Dominican music at a cultural performance, or explore the magical lagoons of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park.
# Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Well-priced, all-inclusive beach resorts are the norm around Puerto Plata (though you’ll find better beaches in nearby Playa Dorada). Take a cable car to the peak of Mount Isabel de Torres, or let the kids explore the 16th-century San Felipe Fortress.
# Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas and one of the most populous cities in the Caribbean. The city is a mix of old world charm and modern Latin flair. Its medieval palaces and fortresses mix with nightlife and shopping to rival any modern city in the world. You’ll find pristine beaches and hidden gems like a salsa/merengue club set inside a huge underground cave.
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