Higuey is located in the wide coastal lowlands of the Dominican Republic's lush south-eastern region. Visitors on cheap holidays to Higuey can stroll down its small streets, soak up local colour and culture at its open-air market and enjoy the area's natural beauty in addition to paying homage to the city's imposing church. Book your travel package to Higuey with Direct Flights today.
Higuey, Dominican Republic
Higuey is located in the wide coastal lowlands of the Dominican Republic's lush south-eastern region. Founded more than 500 years ago by Juan Ponce de León, Higuey was one of the first areas on Hispaniola to be settled by the Spanish, and the city has long been a centre for pilgrimages to its elaborate basilica and its magnificent altar. Higuey is considered by Roman Catholics to be a holy place, the site of a vision of the Virgin Mary and several miracles - even Pope John Paul II visited Higuey on three occasions. But visitors on cheap holidays to Higuey can stroll down its small streets, soak up local colour and culture at its open-air market and enjoy the area's natural beauty in addition to paying homage to the city's imposing church.
The Mercado Publico de Higuey is a colourful open-air market with dozens of stalls full of local produce and meats. And the Plaza Higueyana, on the outskirts of the city, is an artisan market where jewellery, handcrafted items, T-shirts and ceramics are onsale. The Museo Vivo Del Tabaco is also located at the plaza and offers free tours where visitors can see how tobacco is planted, harvested and then rolled into cigars. But your accommodation in Higuey can also be used as a base for day trips to nearby Punta Cana, and its proximity to Punta Cana, together with its basilica, are Higuey's main claims to fame.
Punta Cana and its resplendent resorts are less than an hour away from Higuey, but in an entirely different world. Higuey is relaxed and slow-paced, while Punta Cana is an effervescent place, throbbing with luxury amenities that draw visitors from around the world to the area's sun, sand and sea. Punta Cana is a world-class tropical holiday destination, with clear warm water lapping onto palm-fringed pristine beaches, gated resorts featuring endless buffets, discos, casinos and elegant accommodations, a variety of water sports, and seaside golf courses designed by master golf architects. But if you like life at a slower, more laid-back pace, then consider discount travel to Higuey instead. Being only 34 km away from Punta Cana, you'll still be able to enjoy the area's spectacular beauty; at Higuey it will just be a bit less opulent and at a more relaxed pace. And since Higuey is so close to Punta Cana, you can easily drop in and enjoy some pampering if you wish.
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