The Dominican Republic

About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state located in the Caribbean island of Haiti, (formerly Hispaniola) in the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean. Haiti is the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba. The Dominican Republic takes the greater part of the island and Haiti – the remaining part. The main economic income of the Dominican Republic comes from tourists and remittances of emigrants.

The main exports are: tobacco, coffee and sugar, also cocoa, rice, cotton, beans, corn, potatoes and more. The land area is 48 730 square kilometers. The population is around 10 million people and consists of multi-racial in the majority, along with other ethnicities made up of both African and European descent. The Dominican Republic is famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, panoramic water landscapes and nature land sceneries. Diving lovers will enjoy this wonderful place.

The capital is Santo Domingo. Spanish is spoken by all Dominicans as a primary language, but the entire population speaks Haitian, Creole and English. The national currency is the Dominican peso. As for the climate, it is humid subtropical and the temperature throughout the year is around +25C to +33C. The rainy season lasts from May to September, summer heat peak is in August.

Things to do in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean island that combines picturesque nature, historical and cultural heritage and the ideal conditions for recreational tourism and sports. The Dominican Republic is a perfect place for vacations, romantic trips and business meetings. Some of the local beaches are in the TOP of the world rankings.

For example, Bavaro Beach, located in the region of Punta Cana. A wide strip of 30 km on the east coast of the island, with golden sand and plenty of all-inclusive hotels along the beach with calm and crystal clear waters.

Punta Cana Beaches are protected by a large coral reef against waves and predators that is why these places are always popular for swimming among tourists. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy: fishing, diving, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing. Playa Boca Chica Beach is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is located 30 km from Punta Cana. Here you will find a shallow depth, soft and white sand, palm trees, calm waters and well-developed infrastructure. Everything what you need for a holiday with children. Waves and surfing lovers will enjoy

Macao. It is not protected by reefs that allows you to catch a good wave. The beach has been awarded by UNESCO as one of the best beaches because of its delicate sand and beautiful palm trees. Here you can see the locals at weekends.

Playa Rincon is a secluded beach located on the east side of the Samana Peninsula, with an abundance of high cliffs, white and perfect sand for swimming and snorkeling. This beach was mentioned in the magazine Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 10 best beaches in the Caribbean. Playa Dorada is the most famous beach of the Amber coast on the Atlantic Ocean, with golden and white sand and numerous hotels. Even in winter there are waves here. Juan Dolio Beaches are not far from Santo Domingo. Calm waters and white sand are suitable for snorkeling enthusiasts because of several shipwrecks. Bahía de Las Águilas Beach is a secluded 8 km long beach unknown for tourists and not broken by civilization. If you want to enjoy the pristine beauty and to be isolated, you just have to visit this place. The bay is part of the Jaragua National Park. The island life is full of diverse marine life and having the proper equipment you can explore the underwater world from a close distance.

The Dominican Republic is highly interesting from a cultural and historical point of view. Santo Domingo is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and there is a considerable number of attractions: Columbus Lighthouse ( the construction lasted for 6 years), the Ozama Fortress (one of the oldest formal military construction of the Dominican Republic), the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor (the oldest cathedral in the Americas), Alcázar de Colón Museum (the oldest Viceregal residence in the Americas), the Count’s Gate ( where one of the Dominican Founding Fathers, proclaimed Dominican independence and raised the first Dominican Flag), the National Pantheon of the Dominican Republic ( the final resting place of the Republic’s most honored citizens), the Museum of the Royal Houses, the Museo Bellapart ( a private art museum), Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We strongly recommend you to visit the Botanical Garden, Zoo and National Theatre.

From a cultural perspective, Altos de Chavón is a very interesting place located in the territory of Casa de Campo that was recreated in medieval style. This place is called as the city of craftsmen and artists for a reason. Here you can visit: The Archaeological Museum, the Design School, the Church of St. Stanislaus, Theatre of ancient Greece, Art Gallery, craft and souvenir shops. Fortaleza San Felipe is located in the north of the Dominican Republic. Today, the Fortaleza San Felipe serves as a museum where you can see military artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries

In the Dominican Republic you will forget what the word boredom means, because in addition to places of interests, standard rest on the beach, shopping and entertainment places (night clubs, casino, etc.) here is a Paradise for lovers of active holidays.

The Republic is famous for its love of golf, as there are 36 golf courses in Casa de Campo, 4 of which are considered as the best in the Caribbean. There is the harbour, sailing school, golf, polo field and tennis courts. Taking into account such a sports infrastructure, a lot of tournaments on equestrian sports, tennis and golf are held here. Cabarete is the most popular place for surfing and kite surfing in the Dominican Republic. It is located next to Puerto Plata where you can go down the waterfall and try rafting. The best places for diving are La Romana, Boca Chica, and Catalinita, where from January to March you can watch humpback whales. In addition to many interesting excursions, fishing, jeep Safari, hiking and swimming with dolphins you will be able to fly in a helicopter and even try flying it.

The Dominican Republic will surprise you with its hospitality and excellent conditions for a memorable vacation.