Things to do:
Ride a horse, go snorkeling, ride a banana boat, take an excursion to a nearby island, rent out a sailboat, paddle-boat, kayak, windsurf, go scuba diving, walk out to the reef, go fishing, dance Meringue, learn to salsa dance, rent a jet ski, do some water skiing, gamble in the casino, sip espresso while people watching at a sidewalk cafe, or travel an hour and see everything that Santo Domingo has to offer. Dine on great fresh seafood, rent a motorcycle and hit the dirt trails, drink from a pineapple or coconut, get a massage on the beach or get your hair braided, buy some of the local music to take home, buy some fresh mangos at the local fruit market. Have a four-girl orgy for under $100 dollars.
Casa de Campo is a 7,000-acre enclave with top facilities for exotic golf courses, tennis, as well as polo. A 183-slip marina offers deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and sailing excursions.
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The stable always has 100 horses in residence for trail rides, polo or lessons. Also, there's the beach, and swimming pools at every turn, and shopping.
Casa de Campo.
The buzz is all about Pete Dye's fourth and newest course at this outstanding, multi-faceted resort. Opened April 21, 2003, Dye Fore joins the Teeth of Dog (ranked 35th in the world), the Links Course, and the private La Romano Country Club. Dye Fore has nine dramatic cliff top holes; Teeth of the Dog has 7 spectacular Oceanside holes. 800-877-3643
Guavaberry Country Club.
Ph: 800 847 0291. Located at the Coral Resort, this Gary Player-designed track is one of the region's newest and most challenging. After a healthy round, strolling around in the streets across from the complex, are scores of young Amazonians who will fondle your club and let you go for a hole in one for around $15.
Playa Dorada Resort.
Flat, conditioned course with exceptional greens surrounding the Playa Dorada resort complex. This par 72, 18-hole course serves the 14 resorts within Playa Dorada, where there are approximately 4000 hotel rooms, three casinos, numerous restaurants, bars, shopping, discotheques, and various other sports.
Playa Dorada Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is located in the beautiful Playa Dorada Project in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where there are approximately 4,000 hotel rooms, three casinos, numerous restaurants, discotheques, bars, shopping and various other sports. Surrounded by crystal clear beaches and 14 hotels of maximum quality and comfort, this championship golf course has 18 holes with a yardage of 6990, and par 72. Located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, a mere 15 min from Puerto Plata International Airport. Greens fees are $28, mandatory caddy is $9. Cart is $23. ( www.playa-dorada-golf. Com )
Playa Grande Golf Course.
Km. 9 Carretera Rio San Juan-Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez province, about an hour's drive from Sosua, in Puerto Plata.
Tel: 809 582-0860, ext, 27. Fax (809) 248-5314 Built in '98, called The “ Pebble Beach” of the Caribbean, with 10 holes interacting with the Atlantic Ocean. Pros and occasional golfers alike praise this course for its breathtaking Atlantic views. Blue 7,046 yards, white tees are 5,917 yards. A round is $67, carts are $23, and clubs are $10.
Excellent saltwater fishing here. Offshore, the Mona Passage, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean offer opportunities for anglers to catch marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kingfish, red snapper, grouper, and more. The towns along the beaches of the Dominican Republic offer access to outfitters whose captains consistently provide their customers with exciting offshore action for marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kingfish, red snapper, and grouper.
Diving and Snorkeling:
Many of the all-inclusive hotels offer lessons and certification. The north coast features dives amongst shipwrecks, the south is more pleasant due to the warmer water. Barahon and Cabo Rojo are two of the more popular spots.
Tennis 8c Squash:
Most of the major hotels have courts, many flock to the resort Casa de Campo for tournaments.