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cooking stations and themed buffets each week. Reservations are required at the three A La Carte restaurants including Kaori (Asian), Tagliatella (Italian) and Quisqueya (Steakhouse).Nightly entertainment is offered in the Plaza bar. The disco bar, Pacha, opens at 11 p.m.. For those that wish to explore the waters around the resort, Riu Republica includes the use of catamarans, wind surfers and kayaks at no additional cost. Scuba Caribe provides all the water sports and excursions for the RIU properties throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. A great day trip to see some sights of the Dominican Republic includes a tour to Catalina Island and Altos de Chavón. Located within the Casa de Campo Resort, Altos de Chavón, a 16th century replica European style village, relishes cobblestone streets, coral block and old world style terra cotta buildings and is a cultural center for residents, tourists and working artists. The area is home to the Altos de Chavón School of Design, affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in New York. The outdoor amphitheater seats 5,000 and hosts monthly concerts with well-known artists including Sting, Elton John, Julio Iglesias, and Marc Anthony. The tour includes a Riverboat cruise down the Chavón River and then it’s off on a catamaran for a trip to Catalina Island, where snorkeling, a Dominicanstyle lunch and relaxation in the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, complete the tour. The new Riu Republica in Punta Cana, with its impressive beachfront and crystal blue waters on Arena Gorda Beach, offers an excellent value for that next vacation. Room rates per person through December are approximately $95, double occupancy. M

Tagliatella (Italian) Restaurant

Scuba Caribe provides all the water sports and excursions

Information: www.riu.com www.casadecampo.com www.renovaspa.com www.scubacaribe.com Enjoy the impressive beachfront and crystal blue waters on Arena Gorda Beach

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