Travel By Fingertip...Dominican Republic

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Sporting Life In Dominican Republic

The island's hotel resorts offer every sport imaginable for their guests. Listed are a few choices, just in case your hotel doesn't supply what you desire. The lush waters surrounding Dominican Republic abound with sunken treasure ships, offshore coral reefs, tranquil or tempestuous water and strong breezes for hours of enjoyment.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Diving and snorkeling excursions are available at almost every hotel resort. Mundo Submarino (Ph: 566-0344) offers excursions and equipment rentals as does Dominican Divers (Ph: 567-0346) however, for experienced divers only.
Hobie Cats, pedal boats, sailfish and sunfish are available through the island's hotel resorts or contact Heavens at Playa Dorada (Ph: 586-5250) or Casa de Campo in La Romana (Ph: 523-3333). Lessons for windsurfing can be arranged through Caribic Windsurfing Centre (Ph: 635-1155).
Deep-Sea Fishing
The waters are teaming with Ssilfish, dorado, bonito, wahoo and marlin. Fishing is best January to June. Contact Casa de Camp (Ph: 682-2111); Actividas Acuaticas (Ph: 506-3988) in Playa Dorada and Casa de Campo (Ph: 523-3333) or the Santo Domingo Nautical Club (Ph: 566-1684).
The 18-hole course at Casa de Campo (Ph: 523-3333) is a dream. Playa Dorada Hotel (Ph: 586-3988) offers a fine 18-hole course and the 18-hole course at the Santo Domingo Country Club allows non-member play on weekdays after members tee-off. Teeth of the Dog and the Links are handsome courses.
Horseback Riding
A cherished sport by Dominicans offer some of the best riding in the Caribbean. In Santo Domingo contact the International Horseback Riding Club (Ph: 533-6321) or Rancho Montana (Ph: 571-0787). Excellent trail and beach rides are available with Punta Cana Beach Resort (Ph: 541-2714) or at Casa de Campo.
Too numerous to mention all of the courts available, chances are you won't be staying at a hotel that is without one.
Horse Racing
Contact Hipodromo Perla Antillana (Ph: 565-2353, respectively. Very popular pastime of most Dominicans.

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