Stay holed up in your resort at your own loss during the Dominican Carnival, a nearly 500-year-old tradition in the country. From Santo Domingo to out-of-the-way villages, you can find outstanding Carnival celebrations all over the D.R. during February. The masked and costumed finery of the paradegoers and dancers makes a spectacle worth seeing in and of itself, but you're also unlikely to be able to resist surrendering to the rhythms of bachata and merengue.
Carnival's one of the year's highpoints across the Caribbean, and the Dominican version is very much its own unique expression. Venture out and make it the pinnacle of your own Punta Cana holiday!
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