Destination: Dominican Republic Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Christine Loomis
March 05, 2013
What the islands of the Caribbean lack in expansive geography, they more than make up for with a strikingly rich convergence of cultures that has given each of them a singular personality and historical identity. Fought over for centuries, many islands existed under a dizzying succession of national flags, typically raised by varying combinations of Dutch, English, French and Spanish rulers. These four cultures in particular, along with influences of Carib and Arawak tribes and African slaves brought to labor under the sizzling Caribbean sun, left deep impressions on this region and provide meeting-goers and incentive travelers with intriguing options for cultural immersion within easy reach of the U.S. mainland.
By David Swanson
January 30, 2012
A Dutch outpost—replete with a windmill—set against a desert backdrop. A wealthy island banking community fringed with white sand and undersea walls. A cosmopolitan city with the forts and cobblestone streets that mark the New World’s original Spanish colonization.
Learn about Dominican Republic for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Located right next to Haiti, the Dominican Republic is alive with lush tropical forests and sandy white beaches. Offering some of the world’s largest and most inclusive resorts and accommodations, the region has capitalized on its perfect weather and stunning settings. An idyllic location for surfers and other watersport enthusiasts, the ocean waves are massive here, but do present the threat of undertow. With evenings balmy, and days sunny, the Dominican Republic has a lot to offer your group.