The Dominican Republic is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. There are numerous highlights of this island, discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492, including sunshine, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and palm trees. It is an idyllic destination which is popular with buyers from all over the world. The island's luxury properties can be found in several different locations such as Las Terrenas, in the province of Samanà which is particularly convenient for the international airport of El Catey. Here many Europeans reside in splendid contemporary seafront villas, some of which are located in prestigious gated communities with 24 hour security and surveillance. Casa de Campo, situated 4km from the city of La Romana, is another highly-desirable location thanks to its luxurious residential community with magnificent villas and the renowned "Diente del Perro" (Teeth of the Dog) golf course. Also worth mentioning is Punta Cana, famous for its immense sandy beaches and limpid sea. Regarded as one of the most important residential development of the Caribbean thanks to its spectacular luxury homes as well as its yachting and golf clubs, casino and elegant shops.