The popularity of this country in the tourism market is growing every year. Despite the rapid development of the world in the last century, the Dominican Republic has completely preserved its original spirit and its virgin nature. This is a magnificent example of Latin American culture with all the characteristics of its lifestyle, ancient history and unique architecture of the era of great discoveries.
Dominican culture reflects the diversity of the population. From the Spaniards, the Dominicans received their language, food, lifestyle, Catholicism and much more.
Social activity, crafts and cooking are also evident in Dominican folklore.
The Dominican Republic is home to many world-famous artists such as Clara Ledesma, Ada Balcaser, Yuri Morel and Jaime Colson.
The history of Dominican culture may be better reflected in the destiny of national dance: merengue. Like many other popular traditions, it has been persecuted for several centuries, then banned, then revived again and invariably popular with the local population, in the end it still won the love of the government and even other countries. Today there are many options for incendiary meringue: a “rhythmic” folk, a slightly artificial “official”, a merengue that uses only national instruments or an entire orchestra … In any case, this colorful dance, like all the rich Dominican culture has been his pride for many centuries. Country and capture the hearts of the guests!
The merengue is one of the most popular dances and the type of favorite music in the Dominican Republic. It is known throughout the world, and even young children know how to dance merengue. Music performed by three people, traveling bands called perico ripiao using three instruments: a small drum called a drum, an accordion called melody and percussion instruments.
Meringue fashion emerged after World War I, when music was played on the piano, guitar, clarinet and saxophone. In the early 1970s, Johnny Ventura and other musicians developed a new sound in electronic instruments. The steps in the dance became faster and less formal. Today, merengue includes other musical forms, such as salsa and jazz.
All the tourist centers of the Dominican Republic are chains of low hotels, of no more than 4 floors, that take refuge in tropical vegetation next to sparsely populated beaches. Any of them is very suitable for family vacations, but restless party goers will always find a place to let off steam.
Punta Kanna The largest and most popular tourist center in the Dominican Republic, which represents 32 km. Ideal beach, dozens of hotels and half an hour away: an international airport that accepts transoceanic flights. There are 6 international airports in the Dominican Republic. And not a single city in the neighborhood! This has its advantages: the large green areas of the hotels, without crimes, and the disadvantages, most places of interest must be reached within a few hours. To the capital of Santo – Sunday – 4-5 hours.