Colonial Zone Coffee Shop in Quaint Alley

The Colonial Zone or Colonial City in Santo Domingo is the oldest city built by Europeans in the American continent. Most of the buildings in this area were the first: first Cathedral, church, hospital, university, etc. Columbus found the perfect port and decided to build the city here, giving the responsibillity to his brother Bartholomew to oversee construction of the city which began in 1496. The colonial zone is the main tourist attraction in Santo Domingo. There are many historical buildings and small alleys to discover. There you will also find small coffee shops with delicious home made pastries, or traditional Dominican restaurants where you can try some of the dishes that make Dominican cuisine so special.

Playa Minitas in the heart of Casa de Campo

Caribbean Vacations are about one thing: plenty of sun and beach. Casa de Campo’s Playa Minitas offers both and much more. Located in the heart of the resort, you don’t have to go far to enjoy this little heaven of white sand and crystal clear Caribbean water. Playa Minitas is just ten minutes from most resort areas, and beacuse it is private, you get an unspoiled relaxing beach to kick back in from the comfort of your lounge chair. Relax while sipping on the best piña colada around, made fresh while you wait and served in a scooped pineapple.

Casa de Campo Cats

Casa de Campo loves cats. No, not cool cats, but the feline variety. They are everywhere. Being in a tropical paradise and with so many woods around, the mice population was having a real field day. So, people started bringing cats to the houses to keep the mice out. It worked. The cats are everywhere and the mice are under control.

There sisn't any better place to observe these felline guests than Altos de Chavon. They are everywhere. Black one, white ones, black and white ones. All kinds and sizes. If you are allergic to cats, you better sit inside the restaurants. If you sit outside, you will have cats as part of the environment.

Magestic King Bird in Casa de Campo

The lush tropical gardens created to surround the luxury homes, parks, golf courses and hotel, and the humidity these gardens have added to the area have changed the area around Casa de Campo and La Romana. You could say it has created a micro-climate adding a diverse vegetation and fauna to an area that used to be semi-arid. There are more birds, more lizards, more seed, and more nectar. All this is very attractive to the different birds that now call Casa de Campo their home. Some birds, like the Hispaniola parakeet were endangered and now are thriving in this area. On any given day you can see large flocks of them flying by making their usual ruckus. It is a beautiful and unexpected side-effect of luxury home development. Every new villa built adds more lush gardens to the tropical paradise that is Casa de Campo. The thatched roofs in the entrance to Casa de Campo is home to a very large flock of swallows ready to welcome you, a site to see in the early morning or late afternoon.

Main Entrance to the Altos de Chavon Amphitheater

The Altos de Chavón amphitheater is one of the wonders of Casa de Campo. Built in the 1980s it has been host to many events, concerts and stage performances since it’s 1983 inaugural concerts featuring Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich and Santana and Heart, the theater has boasted greats like Sting, Luis Miguel, Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Sir Elton John, Juanes, and many more. They come because of the intimate feel of a smaller venue and the perfect acoustics that amphitheaters are known for.

Casa de Campo Gardens

Casa de Campo is known for its famous golf courses – Teeth of the Dog, Links and Dye Fore – plus all the amenities that a resort of this magnitude could offer – Spa, tennis, polo, skeet shooting, diving, fishing, beaches, restaurants, boutiques, entertainment and a world class marina. It is also known for the luxury homes that surround the resort. However, the essence of Casa de Campo is not defined in the amenities it offers, or the luxury homes, but by the luxurious tropical gardens that set the mood for all else.

Altos de Chavon Stones

Altos de Chavón is not just a an artist village built in the style of an European medieval village. It is the artistic realization of Roberto Copa, a former movie set designer whose high standards and attention to details was unequaled. The outer wall surrounding the amphitheater was built, torn down and rebuilt because he wasn't satisfied with the rock patterns. No stone was overlooked as each stone was studied and planned as a part of the big picture. And what a big picture it is.

Casa de Campo Map

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