If you are into water activities, Cabrete should be on the top of your list of destinations.
La Romana has some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and panoramic golf courses in the Caribbean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sousa is great for snorkeling and exploring one of the largest coral reef in the Dominican Republic.
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.