Just a short 3-hour flight from New York and just over 4 hours from Toronto, the Dominican Republic is worth considering for corporate retreats and sales incentive trips. Its Latin-American flair will have something to appeal to just about every member of your group, and there are 8 airports to fly into, making short work of those loooong Caribbean ground transfers.
A variety of full and half-day excursions are available for corporate groups, including hot air ballooning, Harley motorcycle tours, encounters with sharks and dolphins, whitewater rafting, jungle safars, caving, surfing, scuba diving, ziplining, horse riding, and polo. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore, a 27-hole golf course.
Major attractions include Altos de Chavon where a 16th-century Italian village has been re-created. In Santo Domingo, La Zona Colonial has about 12 perfectly preserved blocks of the first city established by Europeans in the Americas. From La Romana, a high speed boat can take groups to Isla Catalina, a desert island. Unique experiences include a tour of the Romana Cigars factory in La Romana.
One of the most interesting attractions is the visit to a reproduction of a Taino village where groups can learn about the original inhabitants of the Dominican Republic (which shares its island with Haiti), Jamaica, The Bahamas, and many other destinations in the region.
For more information about the Dominican Republic, also consult 3 Tropical Resorts Transformed by Makeovers, Paradisus Punta Cana – All-inclusive Punta Cana Meetings , Dominican Republic's Fishing Lodge Cap Cana offers Introductory Meetings Package , and Caribbean Venue Spotlight: Santo Domingo's First Holiday Inn Opens on Cvent Event Blog.
For assistance in planning your meeting program, consult the Dominican Republic Destination Guide on the Cvent Supplier Network.
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