The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

The writer was a guest of the Min­istry of Tourism of the Do­mini­can Repub­lic. Delta Air­lines flies to Santo Domingo from Syd­ney, con­nect­ing through Los An­ge­les and New York, or Los An­ge­les and At­lanta. Other op­tions are United Air­lines through Ne­wark, or Qan­tas and Amer­i­can Air­lines through Miami. Pulse Hol­i­days spe­cialises in travel to Do­mini­can Repub­lic and Cuba (Ph 1800 621 600; pulse­hol­i­days.com.au). Op­tions in­clude Hostal Ni­co­las de Ovando, JW Mar­riott and Ho­tel Frances. The won­der­ful cob­bled streets of the new world’s first town. Cat­e­dral Pri­mada de Amer­ica; Playa Boca Chica; Al­cazar de Colon (Christo­pher Colum­bus’ son’s house).

(clock­wise from main) Zona Colo­nial is the old­est town in the New World; and pas­sen­gers on a lo­cal bus in the city. Bus pic­ture: iStock


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