We Visit the Dominican Republic
Lush beaches, tropical waterfalls, and picture-postcard mountain ranges greet visitors looking for a Caribbean getaway to the country of the Dominican Republic. Although it is impoverished, it has plenty to offer. The colorful people of this developing country, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, are eager to share its beautiful resorts, unique wildlife, and thriving businesses. A closer look reveals a country steeped in history, dotted with reminders of explorer Christopher Columbus, who is hailed as a hero there, and Spanish conquerors. Take a tour of the country, meet the people, sample the foods, try your hand at making a Taino bowl, and maybe even hit the dance floor to see if you have what it takes to merengue!