The Dominican Republic is a premier beach destination for travelers from all over the world. It's stunning natural beauty clashes with a unique blend of culture and history. Tourists come for the affordable all inclusive resorts, and for top notch attractions and activities. Santo Domingue is the oldest city in the New World and boasts the historic Colonial City, which has classic Spanish Colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and world class resteraunts, museums, and shopping. Bird watchers flock to Parque Nacional del Este which houses 112 species of birds. Those who love to snorkel and dive can look for sea turtles, manatees, and many colorful fish. Punta Cana is known for its beaches, world class golf courses as well as tourist treats such as the zipline tour and dune buggies. Just outside of Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and houses a massive resort which will satisfy any ocean loving tourist. History lovers need to visit La Romana and Altos de Chavon, which is a replica of a 16th century artisan's village. Come for the day or stay the night at one of the area's hotels. In January and February, come to Bahia Samana to catch a glimpse of the humpback whales, or come anytime during the year to take in the mogotes that emerge from the sea and give this place a special feel. No matter what your pleasure is, the Dominican Reublic has something for all travelers alike!