Dominican Republic Research Paper

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The Dominican Republic is a large, diverse, Caribbean country, known for beautiful tropic weather and a welcoming community. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, the Dominican Republic consists of nearly a thousand miles of coastline, two hundred and fifty miles of the world’s top beaches, and a large variety of entertainment options. When traveling to Dominican Republic, you should be up to date on all routine vaccinations and consider receiving travel vaccines due to the risk of Typhoid and Hepatitis A. The Dominican Republic is located in North America, in the Caribbean, eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti. Travelers…show more content…
The Dominican coastline stretches for 1,633km, and is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. The Dominican Republic consists of four majors rives: The Yaque del Norte, Yuna River, The Yaque del Sur, and the Lago Enriquillo. Secondly, the Dominican Republic consists of highlands. The most northerly of these is the Cordillera Septentrional, which extends from the Monte Cristi near the Haitian border to the Samana Peninsular in the east, running parallel to the Atlantic coast. The highest range in the Dominican Republic is the Cordillera Central. Connected to the Massif du Nord in Haiti, the Cordillera Central bends southwards and finishes near the town of Azua de Compostela on the Caribbean coast and is home to the four highest peaks in the West Indies: Pico Duarte, La Pelona, La Rucilla, and Pico Yaque. In the southwest corner of the country, there are two dry, rocky rangers. The northern of the two is the Sierra de Neiba, while in the south the Sierra de Bahoruco is a part of the Massif de la Selle in Haiti. The other main highland area, the Cordillera Oriental, is lower than the other mountain ranges. The Dominican Republic also has a number of highland valleys, including: The Cibao Valley, the Vega Real Valley, the San Jaun Valley, and the Neiba Valley. Lastly, the Dominican Republic consists of multiple islands. The two largest islands are Saona and Beata. The…show more content…
The increase of tourism has prompted a frenzy of hotel construction, particularly along the country’s northern coast, around Puerto Plata and Sosua and the southeastern coast, and around Bavaro and Punta Cana. The Dominican Republic has many main attractions. The top ten attractions are: Santo Domingo, eastern national park, Punta Cana, Playa Dorada, La Remana, Samana Peninsula, Jarabacoa, Bahia De Las Aguilas and Jaragua National Park, Lake Enriquillo, and Basilica of Our Lady. The top five would be Santo Domingo, The Eastern National Park, Punta Cana, Playa Dorada and La Remana. Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the new world and it preserves the jewels of its history and culture. It also includes the Columbus Palace and the national botanical gardens. The Eastern National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Cite. It is a habit for many species of plants and animals and includes 112 species of birds. Punta Cana is packed with resorts and known for its beaches and world-class golf courses. Then there is Playa Dorada is a massive resort and is known to be the countries first tourisms choice. Lastly and the fifth top attraction is La Romana, which is on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. It is home to Altos de Chavon, a replica of the 16-century artisans’ village. It is the best shop for

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