In his first trip to the stupendous region, Christopher Columbus noted the silver-tipped appearance of the area’s prominent mountain. As “plata” is Spanish for “silver,” Columbus christened it “Monte de Plata,” and the city became known as Puerto de Plata. Luring vacationers much as it had Columbus, Puerto Plata is one of the Dominican Republic’s most renowned cities. Lending to a bright culture of friendly people and recreational activities, Puerto Plata will exceed even your wildest and greatest of expectations.
Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic, with its stunning nature, beautifully restored architecture and extraordinarily rich culture is the second largest and one of the most intriguing Caribbean countries. It is undisputedly geographically diverse and boasts a breathtaking mountain scenery, national parks with rushing waterfalls and rivers, hot deserts and wide, sandy beaches. Top resorts provide an endless array of water sports, recreation, and entertainment options. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic and explore ancient monasteries and cobblestoned streets during the day and a buzzing nightlife after the sun goes down.
Punta Cana is located in the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic. The name of the stunning resort originates from cane palms common in the area. Punta Cana has been popular as a holiday resort destination among tourists for decades, and no wonder: travelers can enjoy white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and crystal clear waters washing over the 32 km long coastline of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.