Dominican Republic Vacations

The Dominican Repuplic is a great country with numerous different vacation destinations offering all types of activities. Beach goers will fall Punta Cana's white sand beaches. Water sports enthusiates head to Cabarete and its world class windsurfing and kitesurfing. Santo Domingo in the south offers history and great beaches together. Puerto Plata offers great value and lots of activites and shopping. The Dominican Republic has something for everyone!

This country opens its arms wide to all visitors wishing to discover its rich cultural history with its colonial districts and its heritage of nature scattered among the mountains, the beaches and the valleys. It is a place also preferred by whales and dolphins during mating season. It's a splendid show to experience.
 
The sporty tourist will be delighted by all the possibilities offered such as diving, pedestrian excursions, golf and even palpitating expeditions like rock climbing or white water rafting down the rapids near Jarabacoa.
 
The Dominican Republic is; a romantic island, an ideal place to serenade your beloved one; then enticing to relaxation with its siesta after lunch hours practiced by its people laying in their hammock; other times energizing where one takes taste to dance at any moment or place always with a smile on their lips.

Vacation Destinations in Dominican Republic

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    Cabarete Vacations

    If you are into water activities, Cabrete should be on the top of your list of destinations.

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    La Romana Vacations

    La Romana has some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and panoramic golf courses in the Caribbean.

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    Puerto Plata Vacations

    You'll be awestruck by how imbued the coast is with silver hues as the sun sinks into the Atlantic Ocean. And it will make sense how Puerto Plata (Port of Silver) was named.

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    Punta Cana Vacations

    In the past ten years, Punta Cana has grown to be a first-class destination showcasing spectacular all-inclusive resorts which enchant North Americans and Europeans alike.

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    Samana Vacations

    The fishing towns of Samana Bay offer great appeal to sun seekers, nature lovers and romantics, due to its islets or keys and immense beaches.

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    Santo Domingo Vacations

    Santo Domingo mixes old world charm and modern Latin flair with verve so that its medieval buildings blend seamlessly with the nightlife and shopping of a modern city. Add in some beaches and this hidden gem will not stay hidden for long.

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    Sosua Vacations

    Sousa is great for snorkeling and exploring one of the largest coral reef in the Dominican Republic.

Things to know about Dominican Republic Vacations

Capital: Santo Domingo.
Currency: Dominicain peso.
Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz.
Time Zone: GMT -4 hr. Daylight savings time is not applied.
Government: Representative democracy.
Land size: 48 730 km2.
Language: Spanish, basic English and French in resort areas.
Population: 8,950,000 approx.
Religion: 95% of the population are Catholic.
 
Documents
A valid passport is required and a tourist card ($10 US dollars) available through your airline or at the custom lines.
 
Driver's License
International license recommended. Must be 21 years old and have credit card.

Dominican Republic Vacation Tips

It is advised to use American dollars, rather than the Dominican peso. Major credit cards and the travellers' cheques are widely accepted in most hotels, restaurants and businesses.

There are no required vaccines to enter the country however precautions do need to be enforced. The most common illness is the traveler's diarrhea (turista), usually showing up on the third day. Drink bottled water and wash your hands often. Make sure your food is thoroughly cooked and avoid open-air stands.The tap water is not treated.

The rate of crime is higher in the Dominican Republic, however tourists are generally safe in the resort areas. Use good judgement when traveling to cities or outside resort areas. Take advantage of the safety deposit boxes provided by the hotels and ensure that you lock your hotel door or your rented car.

It is advised to change your foreign currencies into American dollars, rather than the Dominican peso, at the larger banks or the accredited exchange bureaus of the country. Usually the hotels will also make the exchange but at a lesser rate of exchange.

Note: Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.

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