When Christopher Columbus arrived on the
Dominican Republic's shores in 1492, he proclaimed, "There is no
island that is more beautiful in the world ". For visitors of the
country today, the Dominican Republic definitely represents just
that. It is simply a paradise to discover - golden sandy beaches,
crystal clear turquoise waters, mysterious lush valleys, majestic
tall mountains and wonderfully friendly people. Today the Dominican
Republic is the leading country in the region receiving 4 million
tourists yearly ...
The Dominican Republic's economy boomed in the 1990s,
expanding at an average rate of 7.7% per year from 1996 to 2000.
Tourism (the leading foreign exchange earner), telecommunications,
and free-trade-zone manufacturing are the most important sectors,
although agriculture is still a major part of the economy...
The most expansive coastlines in the Caribbean,
with more than 800 miles of diverse ecological environments ranging
from desert to tropical rainforest, make the Dominican Republic a
fantastic setting for boating. The many gentle stretches of beach,
strong surf, and powerful winds offer many ideal locations for water
sports like windsurfing, boogie boarding, and kiteboarding.
Incredibly clear waters and a variety of colorful marine life also
make it a favorite for snorkeling enthusiasts and scuba divers...
Strategic location, political and economic
stability makes the Dominican Republic one of the best destinations
in Latin America for foreign investments...
This is the country where the discovery of
America started and where Christopher Columbus is buried. The
colonial architecture of the old city is something to see and