On the eastern coast lies the remarkable destination of Punta Cana, with its prestigious resorts, miles of white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, stunning real estate developments and challenging golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye and Tom Fazio, among others. Internationally famous celebrity residents such as Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov have discovered this new hot spot.
The International Airport of Punta Cana benefits from over 20 direct European flights and an equal number from the U.S. mainland, ensuring that this unspoilt paradise is just a few hours away. In this exceptional setting, Cana Bay is the ideal choice for those who seek a perfect balance of secure investment, idyllic resort life, ownership of a beautiful vacation property and/or a retirement destination.
Occupying two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic has 9 million inhabitants and covers an area of almost 49,000 km2 or over 18,000 m2, about twice the size of the State of New Hampshire. With over 1,200 km of coastline, the countryís north coast faces the Atlantic Ocean; the south coast is bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea; and the eastern shore borders the Mona Passage, beyond which lies the neighboring island of Puerto Rico. The subtropical climate has an average daytime temperature of 30°C or 86° F.
The government is backing a multi million dollar program to better the infrastructure, which will especially benefit the highway system linking the major tourist destinations within the island.
The Dominican Republic is an ecologistís dream, with 16 national parks and 67 protected areas, which are home to 45 native bird species including parrots and white crowned doves. The surrounding coastal areas provide a haven for sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and serve as a breeding ground for humpback whales. Rain forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, exuberant tropical vegetation (including over 300 species of orchid) and the highest peak of the Caribbean, Pico Duarte, at 3,175 m. (10,320 ft.) all combine to make this a destination of astonishing beauty.