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Dominican Republic

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Facts about Dominican Republic

This Caribbean destination is called a collage of cultures. The Dominican Republic offers many great contrasting sites and surrounding to its visitors. Here, tourists can find the highest peak in the Caribbean as well as the lowest point; travelers can also experience a vibrant, urban street scene before traveling just outside of the city to the rural villages. The Dominican Republic is filled with opportunities for tourists and travelers to relax. A number of resorts are scattered throughout the area, offering prime access to beautiful beaches. For travelers interested in seeing the life outside of these beautiful resorts, a short drive leads past impressive sugar plantations and into the heart of quaint villages. Travelers packing for the Dominican Republic can make a difference in the community by bringing donations to one of many charity groups or non-profit organizations in the Caribbean.

Voluntourists in the Dominican Republic can help communities in need by giving to education non-profit groups in the area. One group in need of donations is Balcones del Atlantico’s support of the La Granja school; this project distributes donated school supplies to one of the poorest areas of Las Terrenas. Visitors can donate school supplies including notebooks, storybooks, writing utensils, and educational posters. Tourists can also give to the public high school students at Polytechnic Ann & Ted Kheel; this group accepts notebooks, writing utensils, and more for teenage students. Visitors interested in responsible tourism and helping wellness service projects can donate to the Veron Clinic. This clinic works to improve the health conditions of under-served people in the surrounding area. They accept medical donations, including surgical thread, latex gloves, bandages, and over-the-counter painkillers.