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- Entire villa
- Punta Cana
VILLA AURA is a luxury, spacious and stylish property with 5BR and MAID INCLUDED, with private pool, large and comfortable terrace and garden, oversized living room and kitchen, spacious bedrooms and a studio. Great for groups up to 16 people. Located in Punta Cana Village (gated and secured community), at walking distance from restaurants, shops, pharmacy, banks, beauty salon. 5 mins drive from the beautiful beach, supermarket, shopping mall, golf, attractions and the Punta Cana Intl airport.
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- Las Terrenas
Casa Phil is an architecturally designed villa that was built with the objective of creating a large and beautifully appointed home that is both family-friendly and secured for small children. Included are concierge, daily cleaning and cooking service staff to make your stay truly unforgettable and make sure you don't have to worry about anything during your vacation. Home office ready with a fiber internet connection and all-house Wi-Fi.
- Entire villa
- Punta Cana
Finely decorated 16,000 sq. ft. /1,500 m2 six bedrooms villa, huge pool, ocean view and golf view. Extra sized bedrooms. Close to beach clubs, tennis courts, golf club, restaurants. 24/7 security, Gated Community. Free airport pick up. Electricity, air conditioning, daily cleaning and cooking three meals per day - all included in price. Guests buy groceries, Chef can assist with that. Covid-19 testing and travel certificates provided in the villa. The cost is 60$ per test.
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Your guide to Dominican Republic
All About Dominican Republic
Surrounded by turquoise waters, the island nation of the Dominican Republic contains lush rainforests, some of the highest mountain peaks in the Caribbean, and picturesque historic cities. The country, which occupies two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola (the other third belongs to Haiti), is lapped by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, and its beautiful beaches are one of the biggest draws here.
Along Punta Cana’s coconut palm-lined shores — one of the longest white sand coastlines in the Caribbean — you’ll find a recreated 16th-century Mediterranean city and a natural reserve filled with shady, blue-green lagoons. At Cabarete Beach in Puerto Plata, you can try your hand at kitesurfing or windsurfing among some of the best waves on the island. Or explore the protected natural paradise of Bahia de las Aguilas, where the shallow crystalline waters lap the pure white sand against sheer, rugged cliff faces inside the Jaragua National Park, which is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. The capital, Santo Domingo, was the first European-built city in the Americas. Here, you can browse the Museum of Natural History and the Memorial Museum of the Dominican Resistance, which commemorates those who resisted against Dominican dictator Trujillo, as well as the Calle El Conde, a pedestrian street lined with restored colonial buildings that now house restaurants, cafes, and shops.
One of the best ways to experience the country’s culture is through its food. The national dish is La Bandera Dominicana, which is rice and beans with stewed chicken, and is found in comedores (local restaurants) all over the country. Mangú, mashed green plantains with sautéed red onions, is a favorite for breakfast.
How do I get around Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic has eight airports dotted throughout the country. Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) is 30 minutes from Santo Domingo, while Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the busiest airport. Cibao International Airport (STI) is the country’s second largest airport and is just 15 minutes from the lively city of Santiago. Getting around the Dominican Republic is relatively easy with a good bus service linking most major cities and towns. You’ll find taxis and rideshare services in major cities like Santo Domingo, Santiago, and Puerto Plata. To explore the country at your own pace, you can rent a car at the major airports.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic benefits from a warm Caribbean climate year-round, so any time is a great time to enjoy a stay at one of the many vacation rentals around the country. Summer is the warmest and rainiest season, with humidity at its highest from April to October. You can expect very warm days, and the chance of short, intense rainstorms. Festival de Merengue is the biggest summer festival here, which celebrates the country’s national music. December through March are the coolest months, but you can still expect plenty of daytime sunshine for enjoying the beach. In mountainous areas, temperatures can be quite cold, so if you’re visiting places like Jarabacoa and Constanza make sure you bring layers. In February, Carnival takes over the Dominican Republic, and San Domingo hosts the country’s liveliest celebrations with a street party every Sunday.
What are the top things to do in Dominican Republic?
Zona Colonial (Colonial City)
Zona Colonial, originally founded in 1496, is in Santo Domingo and was the first city built by Spaniards when they arrived. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for being one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean, Zona Colonial comprises three beautiful cobblestoned streets surrounded by a walled perimeter. Buildings from the 16th century are still standing and can be explored, including the first fortress of the Americas, the country’s first cathedral, and its first university. When you’re done with a self-guided tour here, stroll along Calle El Conde, which is lined with shops and outdoor restaurants.
Head to the foot of the Dominican Alps to the mountain town of Jarabacoa, where you’ll find lush forests and a series of beautiful waterfalls. From the town, you can drive to individual falls, or you could do a full day hike to three of the most beautiful ones — Jimenoa Waterfall, Baiguate Waterfall, and Salto Secreto Waterfall. All offer spectacular scenery, and the chance for a refreshing swim.
Hoyo Azul (The Blue Hole)
Just outside Punta Cana, you’ll find the spectacular Hoyo Azul Lagoon, also known as the Blue Hole. This natural pool is a sinkhole located at the base of a cliff with the most amazing crystal-clear blue waters. To get there, you’ll need to walk for about 30 minutes through a tropical forest, and then take stairs down into a cave. You can swim in the lagoon and even zipline across it.