Sports Travel and Tours Combines Baseball with the Dominican Republic
Learn more about Sports Travel and Tours. Sports Travel and Tours will help baseball fans extend the 2018 season into November with a trip that combines the sport with an exotic backdrop.
This November, travelers can visit the beautiful Caribbean with a Dominican Baseball trip organized by the firm from Hatfield, Massachusetts; enjoy exotic beaches and thrilling baseball.
From Saturday, November 3, to Thursday, November 8, travelers can take in three ballgames in three different cities in the Dominican Republic. The game match-ups are yet to be announced, but each contest will take place in a legendary stadium where some of the Major League Baseball greats got their start—in the cities of San Pedro de Macorís, Santiago, and Santo Domingo, the hometown of stars Albert Pujols and David Ortiz.
Albert Pujols came to the United States in 1996, at 16, and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals at 19. A first baseman, he played with the Cardinals for 11 seasons, including two World Series championships; since then he’s played for the Los Angeles Angels.
David Ortiz, affectionately known by Boston fans as “Big Papi,” also grew up in Santo Domingo, before he was signed at 17 to the Seattle Mariners. He played for the Minnesota Twins and then for the Boston Red Sox, until his retirement in 2016.
Between games on the trip, travelers can explore the exciting locale with activities such as a day trip to Saona Island on the eastern end of the island. This excursion will include a drive to beautiful nearby Bayahibe Beach, from which travelers will take a catamaran to East National Park on Saona Island. This park is one of the Dominican Republic’s most biologically diverse land reserves.
After that, swim in the Natural Swimming Hole at Saona, home to an abundance of starfish. Then return to land, where there will be meringue and salsa dancing as well as a buffet meal, before heading back to the mainland for the night.
In Santo Domingo, take a tour of the city, including a walking trek through the historic center. The Colonial City boasts more than 300 historical sites, streets, monuments, architectural gems and houses of great figures of the colonial era built by the Spanish conquerors. The streets are studded with small museums, shops, restaurants and bars.
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