- Dominican Republic
Near Havana, Boca Ciega is a quaint beach town that intertwines with other beach towns to create the area called Playa del Este. This city features charming homes that are contemporary with a hint of tropical. For lunch or dinner, check out the copious seafood restaurants and other local cuisines. Between sampling succulent seafood, kick back on the miles of gorgeous beaches with water views for miles.
If you’re seeking wealth and luxury, then look no further than Miramar, a neighborhood in Santo Domingo on the coast that is home to some of the wealthiest citizens in Havana. Expect to see beautiful mansions, gorgeous villas, and stunning views. With a country club and plenty of private beaches, you can relax and entertain yourself, friends, and family. The numerous restaurants and shops in and around Miramar ensure that you won’t get bored. Come check out their beautiful beaches, rent a villa of your own, and relax the holiday away.
Culture is the heart of Vedado. Known as the business district, Vedado is located between central Havana and Miramar, and it features has palatial hotels, art galleries, theater productions, live music concerts, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The buildings are more urban and modern, but you still get that island-tropical feel with the palm tree–lined streets that lead to the seawall which separates Vedado from the Caribbean Sea
Siboney is second neighborhood in Havana of wealth and affluence. In Siboney, you can find gorgeous homes owned by ambassadors and high-ranking officials. With perfectly manicured lawns and unique architecture, this neighborhood is one of the most idyllic in Havana. Take a walk along the coast, or stroll the streets and admire the amazing homes. Rent one of your own for villas to experience the local life of luxury.
Stay in the center of Havana and be part of the riveting nightlife and history that comprise Havana Vieja. With classic Cuban architecture, picturesque plazas, and cozy restaurants you will feel as though you have walked back in time. With more than 500 years of history, there are museums and galleries galore that tell the story of this historic city center. As a central location, it is perfect to use as your home base while you explore the surrounding areas, and options for entertainment are around every corner. Experience Havana as it was meant to be – as a local!
Another part of Playa del Este, Guanabo is a quiet seaside town in the east of Havana. Here you’ll find cozy coastal villas and many charming restaurants. Relax on the beach, grab lunch or dinner at the few adorable restaurants, or just explore and enjoy the laidback vibe. See how the locals live and get to know the local culture in Guanabo, a beautiful vacation spot to unwind from the pressures of daily life
The town of Sosua is located in the Puerto Plata province on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The homes here are of Central American style with touches of modern influence and tropical charm. There are two major neighborhoods: El Batey, which is the main part of Sosua, and Los Charamicos, where you’ll find the rousing nightlife. With restaurants, a Jewish museum, bars, shops, and so much more, you’ll never run out of things to do in both areas of Sosua! In between the two neighborhoods lies the fantastic beach, a sheltered cove known for its offshore coral reef, tropical fish, and stunningly colorful plants.
If you love the beach, you’ll love Puerto Plata. Each of the area’s beaches is perfect for both relaxation and water sports. Puerto Plata also features dozens of resorts, an 18-hole golf course, and historical buildings, as well as restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes that line the streets. Go scuba diving, take a tour of the city, check out Ocean World, or hike to Charcos de Damajagua where you will see 27 picturesque waterfalls. Filled with Mediterranean and old-world style homes, you are sure to love your stay in Puerto Plata.
A resort town on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast, Cabarete is a charming vacation spot and only 20 minutes from the airport. Because Cabarete Bay is protected by a coral reef, the waters are calm but still create a lovely breeze for water sports. The city has a relaxed vibe, with dozens of restaurants, bars, and little shops. In front of Cabarete is a semi-circular beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and admiring the coastline, and behind is a peaceful lagoon with stunning tropical vegetation. The nightlife is an added bonus to a stay in Cabarete, where your days can be spent on the beach, meandering through the city streets, or horseback riding into the sunset.