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From La Descubierta, it is about 40 miles west to Port-au-Prince and 85 miles northeast to Santiago.
Beaches within driving distance include San Rafael Beach, 55 miles to the southeast, and Los Patos Beach, 55 miles to the southeast.
Outdoorsy types will delight in the stunning environmental areas of this region. National Park Isla Cabritos is located 6 miles away from La Descubierta, while Sierra del Bahoruco National Park lies 25 miles away.
Looking for inspiration for a day trip? Jimani is located 9 miles to the southwest, while Enriquillo Lake is 10 miles to the southeast.
Jacmel is 55 miles to the southwest of La Descubierta. This regional center is known for Cathedral of Saint Philippe and Saint Jacques, Iron Market and Salubria Gallery. Maison Cadet and Bassins Bleu are some more sites that will keep you busy.
Trying traditional food is one of the best ways of getting to know the area you are in. So be sure to stop by some of the region's restaurants and cafés.
A wonderful meal relies upon the quality of its components. Luckily for us, the chicken and plantains are amongst the world's best.
Why not sample la bandera (meat, beans and rice) and tostones (fried plantains)? Both specialties are common fare here.
For dessert, you won't be able to resist some scrumptious dulce de coco (coconut milk dessert).
Many bars will have The One on offer. Grab a round with your buddies and find out why this beer is a local favorite.
If you want to steer clear of alcohol, morir sonando (orange juice, milk and sugar drink) is an option.
Cuba libre is what you should be ordering if you enjoy a fiery spirit.
Getting your tongue around a few common Spanish phrases can often make the difference between a standard vacation and a journey into the heart and soul of the culture of a place. No comprendo means I don't understand. How much is this? is another useful one to be familiar with, so put some work into learning ¿Cuánto cuesta?
If you're here on the 27th of February, you better be ready to party. Every year on this day, the entire country comes together to celebrate Independence Day.
The only sad thing about taking a vacation is that it eventually must end. While it may be a bit tough saying "Adiós" to La Descubierta, just keep in mind that you can always visit again!
The closest airport is Toussaint Louverture International Airport, and it is roughly 35 miles to the west.
This Bavaro resort is on the beach, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from White Sands Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cortecito Beach and Bavaro Beach. Los Corales Beach and Arena Gorda Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Bavaro, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Punta Blanca Golf Course, and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Arena Gorda Beach and Iberostar Golf Course are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Within easy reach of Ocean World Adventure Park, this Puerto Plata resort is nestled on the beach. Area attractions also include Fort San Felipe and Pico Isabel de Torres.
Nestled on the beach, this La Romana resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Minitas, La Romana Port and The Links. El Obelisco is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
Located in Bavaro, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Punta Blanca Golf Course, and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Iberostar Golf Course and White Sands Golf Course are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bavaro Lagoon, Catalonia Caribe Golf Club and Dolphin Explorer. Cabeza de Toro and Downtown Punta Cana are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 12 mi (20 km) of Macao Beach, Punta Blanca Golf Course and Arena Gorda Beach. Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and Palma Real Shopping Village are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Located in Ciudad Universitaria, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Convention Center Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centro Olimpico and National Palace. Cathedral of Santo Domingo is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.