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Puerto Plata

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La Romana

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Santo Domingo

Samana Dominican Republic

Samana

Getting to know the Dominican Republic

Welcome to the Dominican Republic home to world class resorts with some of the top pristine beaches in Caribbean.  The Dominican Republic is the 2nd largest country in the Caribbean region with 8 international airports.  Santo Domingo the capital city is the oldest city in the world.  If you like golfing this is a number 1 destination with 25 designer courses.  Cigars, rums, chocolate, coffee & amber are the specialties here in the Dominican.

More About the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492.  Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World as well as the capital.  The Dominican Republic happens to be one of the top destinations for weddings.

Language – Spanish, tourist areas English, French, German & Italian.

Airports – Gregorio Luperon International Airport, Las Americas International Airport, COZ, Joaquin Balaguer International Airport, La Romana International Airport, Maria Montez Airport, Cap-Haitien International Airport, Punta Cana (PUJ)

Currency –  Dominican Pesos (RDS)  coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 peso & notes of 20, 50, 100, 200, 1,000 & 2,000.

Electricity – 110 Volts (same as US & Canada)

Entry Requirements – Passport valid at time of entry for US & Canada citizens.  We recommend passport to be valid 6 months from departure date.  Always have a blank page in your book for entry stamp.  Tourist cards are $10 USD valid for 30 days and can be purchased at the airport.  Children travelling will need special documentation.

Restaurants – restaurants already include a 10% tip in your bill.  You may choose to tip additionally on top of this.

Activities to do

  • Safaris
  • Golf
  • Canopy
  • Catamaran
  • White water rafting
  • Jeep safari
  • Scuba (PADI)

Natural Wonders

  • Ruins de la Isabela
  • Santuario de Mamiferos Marinos (kayak)
  • Saltos de Damajagua (waterfalls & hiking))
  • Loma Isabel de Torres (cable care to Botanical Gardens)
  • Manati Park (nature walk, animal shows)
  • Lagune de Bavaro (small boat, kayak, birding & hiking)

Weather

The climate here is tropical all year.  The average temperatures are from 66 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius.  The coldest months are between November to April.  The hottest months are from May to October with August seeing the hottest temperatures of the year.

Low Season (Aug- early Dec) Shoulder Season (March-July) High Season (mid Dec-Feb)

Why Visit the Dominican Republic

  • Beautiful ocean views with 1000 miles of coastline
  • Carnival celebrations
  • Migration of humpback whales in bays & coves
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve
  • Colonial buildings with over 500 years of history
  • The first Spanish settlement of the America’s is the capital here Santo Domingo
Altos de Chavon Village
Arco Chato
San Felipe Fortress

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