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The indigenous Taino people inhabited the island of Hispaniola until 1492 when Columbus explored the island and claimed it for Spain. The Dominican Republic was then home base for Spain’s activities in the region. In 1697 France was formally recognised as having dominion over the western end of the island, which later became Haiti. In the early 1800s the Eastern two thirds of the island was known as Santo Domingo, and it was conquered by the Haitians who ruled for 22 years.
In 1844 it gained independence as the Dominican Republic. A period of instability followed which included the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo from 1930-1961. Currently an active democracy, the Dominican Republic is a popular holiday destination. Strong ties to Spanish culture remain, including those to the Spanish language. The island is also influenced by its Taino and African roots, which is apparent in architecture and music. There are many beautiful vacation destinations within the Dominican Republic, and the island is most famous for large all-inclusive resorts catering to Europeans and North Americans.
The Dominican Republic is diverse in geography and in what it offers travellers. The capital city, Santo Domingo, is the heart of the island, but other smaller cities and towns make wonderful destinations. Cabarete on the North Coast, for example, is a kite-boarding paradise and has a bohemian vibe, while the cooler mountain retreats of Jarabacoa and Constanza offer white-water rafting, horseback riding and canyoning. The Dominican Republic truly offers a wide variety of holiday options, and will appeal to beach bums and adventure seekers alike. Additionally, history fans will have no shortage of opportunities to explore historical sites from those of the Taino to European and African.
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