The country has about 1,000 miles of coastline, which contains some of the most pristine soft-sand beaches in the world.
The developers have capitalized on the incredible beaches by building some amazing resorts. The D.R. makes for a great laid-back vacation.
The capital city offers a very rich history and culture. The city was founded by Bartholomew Columbus (yes, the younger brother of Christopher). Zona Colonial is the old town square and it is a must-visit.
While not as traditionally popular as Cuban cigars, the Dominican variety have surged in popularity over the last couple of decades.