The country's most popular region is around Macao and Punta Cana. Here you will find sandy beaches straight out of a travel magazine. 35 kilometres of shoreline offer the perfect opportunity for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. This is also the region that is most geared up for tourists, with huge hotel complexes offering all-inclusive package deals in Punta Cana. If you're looking for a more authentic experience, then leave the hordes of tourists behind and head for some of the smaller, more remote towns and villages just along the coast. A language study trip to the Dominican Republic will allow you to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture while also learning Spanish.