An abundance of beaches, grandiose mountain ranges and historical architecture characterise the Dominican Republic. Mountain springs feed into fishing villages, waterfalls, jungle rivers, mangrove lagoons and other natural wonderlands, giving this Caribbean nation a rich and diverse topography. The capital, Santo Domingo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it's considered to be one of the oldest cities in region. Take the time to tour its fantastic colonial architecture, like the Columbus Palace and Ozama Fort. Outside of this city though, to the east, is where you'll find dreamy Punta Cana. This seaside resort town is famed throughout the Caribbean for its stretches of pristine beaches and manicured golf courses. Nicknamed the Coconut Coast, you'll find that upscale hotels gather here to make the most of this singular region and with excellent surfing opportunities, quaint fishing villages and a buzzing nightlife, it's easy to see why.