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  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
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  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
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  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
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  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
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  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Monday, April 22, 2019
  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
History of the Dominican Republic

Discovery of the Hispaniola and Colonial Age

Discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic was first named La Española owing to its similar characteristics of terrain and climate that it shared with the motherland, Spain. The Dominican Republic lies at 18.7357ºN and 70.1627ºW on the eastern end of Hispaniola whose coasts are washed by the Atlantic Ocean to its north and the Caribbean Sea to its south.

Upon arrival, Columbus encountered and subsequently conquered the indigenous population and a fortress founded on Christmas Day called “La Navidad ” became its first settlement. A few years later, in 1496, the current capital, Santo Domingo, was established which is also the oldest European settlement in the western hemisphere.
In the 16th century the island was introduced to African slavery following the near extinction of the indigenous population and thus sugar plantations and a system of forced labor were introduced which ended in 1822.

Santo Domingo was the main base for Spanish operations in the Caribbean but the settlement was lost to the French who ruled modern day Haiti. After years of conflict between the Spanish and French for the control of Hispaniola, the feud was quelled in 1697 under the treaty of Ryswick which put the western region under French rule and the eastern region under Spanish rule.

Despite this understanding, the Dominican Republic withstood several attacks from the Haitians even after they were granted their independence from France in 1804.
In 1844, The Dominican Republic was finally granted their independence and was headed by dictator President Pedro Santana who was deposed after making the Dominican Republic a province of Spain in 1862.  The following year the people revolted in a war which was dubbed the “War of Restoration”. The Spanish presence withdrew in 1867 and the island fell into a period of political and economic instability and turmoil followed by an intervention by the United States in 1916 and a series of presidents, dictatorships, assassinations, coups, military rule, rigged elections and even a provisional government. Human/Social development was also retarded owing to the aforementioned turmoil and many citizens were disadvantaged as a result.

In the past few years, the economy has been slowly recovering and the island has been under Democratic rule since 1966. Additionally, the Dominican Republic still participates in the sugar, tobacco and coffee industry and like many Caribbean territories has ventured into the tourism industry and telecommunications.

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