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are within easy reach, a 13 court tennis centre, a shooting centre, a Spa, Marina, and of course extensive beaches offering everything from snorkelling to sailing, scuba diving, kayaking and more. The Golf facilities must be mentioned – designed by the famous Pete Dye, the latest 9 holes took five years to build and are on one of the most stunning locations. With a “mere” 63 holes available to play, golfers are spoilt for choice. As PQ this is a Polo magazine, there is of course Polo on offer as well. There are three grounds (one match field and two practice fields) a huge string of ponies and a season from November to May. Altos de Chavon Amphitheater

Beginners are welcome – the facility offers lessons. For those who want a go but feel that polo ponies are bit far from the ground – Donkey Polo is available for a bit of fun! The Equestrian Centre provides trail riding, jumping and dressage for anyone not playing Polo. Culture is not forgotten; the resort has its very own cultural centre – Altos de Chavon. Purpose built and modelled on a 16th century Mediterranean village, visitors can browse workshops, galleries, shops, boutiques and restaurants.

The Alcazar de Colon was built under Diego, son of Christopher Columbus; when he became Viceroy of La Española and the Indies in 1509. He ordered the construction of a family home and governor´s

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mansion between 1510 and 1512

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PQ international | Spring Issue 2012 #79  

The English Polo Magazine

PQ international | Spring Issue 2012 #79  

The English Polo Magazine

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