An old stone church and town square with fountains in the Dominican Republic.

Here are our top travel tips and unique things to do in the Dominican Republic:

If you're up for a day of exploring, take a trip to The Zona Colonial. This square mile of quaint streets is home to some of the oldest colonial buildings in the Western Hemisphere.

Nature-lovers flock to the "Dominican Alps", the mountain range home to protected national parks, streams and the highest mountain in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte.

If you have a sweet-tooth you may fall in love with La Romana, a port city dedicated to cutting, milling and exporting sugar since 1917.

Foodies won't be disappointed with Pat'e Palo, the most happening restaurant on Plaza EspaƱa's restaurant row. The menu includes dishes like risotto in squid ink and lobster ravioli.

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