The DR is blessed with its astonishing natural gifts, including some 200 beaches along nearly 1,600 kilometres of coastline; vibrant biodiversity, with more than 6,000 species of flora and fauna in its national parks and protected areas; dozens of dramatic ravines and spectactular waterfalls tucked away in its mountains; and remarkable precious stones in two of its mining regions.
The Dominican Republic's best-known beach resorts area, perched out on the country's eastern tip where the Caribbean and the Atlantic meet,  has especially in the past couple of decades grown into the...