Casa de Campo,
It has its own shopping village called Altos de Chavon.
Where To Go
When To Go
Where To Stay
What It Costs
What To Do
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Flora & Fauna
Casa de Campo is a sprawling 7,000-acre complex that claims to be the Caribbean 's most complete resort.
With two world-class golf courses, sporting clays, horseback riding, tennis, private beach and swimming pools, no one disputes the assertion.
Accommodations are available in the resort's hotel or in free-standing villas. Unless you have a car that will allow you freedom to travel elsewhere, the Casa Inclusive Package is the best bet since it covers all meals, unlimited drinks, and unlimited horseback riding, tennis and use of non-motorized water sports equipment at Minitas Beach.
Daytime children's programs, included in this package, are broken down into three categories. The KIDZ'n Casa supervised program is for ages 4-7; Casa ?Tweens for those 8-12; the Teen's program is for youngsters 13-18.
The teens have their own club open from 4 p.m. until midnight and a Teen Hut at the beach. Babysitting service for children from 9 months to 12 years is available at an extra charge. Telephone (800) 877-3643 or www.casadcampo.com .
The only part of Casa de Campo open to non-guests is Altos de Chavon, the recreation of a 14th century Italian village built entirely of stone. One of the area's top tourist attractions, its narrow cobblestone streets lead to restaurants, shops, three art galleries, a regional archeology museum and a school of design. Architecturally, the most impressive features are the main plaza's Church of St. Stanislaus and the huge amphitheater, which hosts open air concerts.