The Spanish conquerors built settlements, fortresses and imposing churches. Witnesses of this epoch can be found in the UNESCO protected "Zona Colonial" of Santo Domingo.
Countless hotel complexes on the Caribbean Sea between Punta Cana and Bavaro Beach vie for the favour of holidaymakers today.
In Puerto Plata, below Monte Plata, a colourful old town and the largest rum factory in the country attract visitors.
The Cordillera mountain range in the hinterland between Puerto Plata and Santiago is also called the "Amber Coast".
Further destinations of the film journey are: "Altos de Chavon", a Mediterranean mountain village of the 16th century, above the millionaire resort "Casa des Campo"; the "Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Altagracia" in Higüey and Constanza, the highest place of the country, in the middle of the central cordilleras, at the foot of the Pico Duarte.