SENIORS TRAVEL TO DOMINICAN REPUBIC



Dominican Republic, A Senior Hot Spot

The Dominican Republic is a hot spot for senior vacationers. And why not? It abounds with resorts and attractions that encourage senior citizens to enjoy the warm waters and many amenities that it has to offer. Our friends at TripAdvisor has a listing of the most popular destinations.

I Love Those Azure Waters

“The Dominican Republic lies in the same waters as Cuba and Puerto Rico, taking up the eastern two-thirds of the island it shares with Haiti. Offering a lush interior with a mix of caves, Victorian gingerbread houses and the lore of pirates, plus 900 miles of coastline along its brim, island highlights include riding a cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres and basking on stunning Saona Island.

Oh, and did I mention the Dominican Republic is family-friendly, has just about perfect weather and is affordable?  The best vacation specialists at Cheap Caribbean lists their “hottest deals that include many “all-inclusives” that visitors love.  My wife and I have spent time with family in Punta Cana, located on the eastern side of the island.

Vacation Packages Attract Senior Travelers

Orbitz has vacation packages ready to go for you. We stayed at  Barcelo Bavaro Palace. Top notch and very accommodating. And just look at that beach. The 15 different restaurants was a real benefit.  Their buffets offered daily you will not want to miss. They certainly have room with 1,366 guest rooms and each offers views of the beach or garden.

Apple Vacations has been around for a good long time and they note that the endless white-sand beaches, calm Caribbean seas and tropical climate are just part of what makes the Dominican Republic an ideal senior vacation destination. Take your pick from Punta Cana, Cap Cana, La Romana, or the North Coast or Santo Domingo.

Check out the Photo Gallery of Santo Domingo, one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant cities, with a 12-block Colonial Zone that rivals Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Expedia’s Travel Guide provides many more options for every taste and budget. Before you leave read up on our own State Department’s Info on the Dominican Republic.

International Living “Everything you need to know about the Dominican Republic” is a free guide available online. USA Today asks the question “Is the Dominican Republic a Good Vacation?” Find out for yourself and talk with your travel agent.  Senior travelers will find a vacation here to be memorable and exciting.

You’ll find lots of young baseball enthusiasts, too. I read in my Mother Jones (April, p. 47) that the major league has 95 players from theDominican Republic. jeb

 

 

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