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Dominican Republic

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Quick Guide

  • Spanish
  • Dominican peso
  • 8.5 hrs
  • -4 hrs

It’s got a history as varied as its landscapes, 4 of the 5 highest peaks in the Caribbean, and some of the world class beaches. It’s the Dominican Republic. Whether you’ve got a few days or a few weeks to spend here, you’ll never get bored of what DR has to offer. Perfect for a relaxing honeymoon or for intrepid backpackers, there’s something to suit every mood.

Keep it simple and jump on an organised tour. You can do a day cruise to multiple deserted islands,  a whale watching tour, snorkeling trips, kite-surfing lessons, or jungle and waterfall expeditions, among many others on offer.

Exploring Parque Nacional del Este will always delight, with hundreds of square kilometres of semi-humid forest filled with caverns, emerged reefs, and countless native wildlife. For other beautiful views take the Telerifico cable car up to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres for sweeping panoramas across the city and the region. Do not miss Cascada el Limon waterfall.

Architectural and cultural delights can be found in the Faro a Colon monument, the odd disused Paramount movie set of Altos de Chavon, and the historic Catedral Primada de America cathedral. The mysterious prehistoric art in the limestone caves of Reserve Antropologica Cuevas del Pomier are the Caribbean’s best example of the drawings and carvings of the area’s earliest inhabitants.

Dominican Republic Key Facts

  • Spanish
  • Dominican peso
  • 8.5 hrs
  • -4 hrs

Average Climate

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Nearest Airports

  • Constanza Airport (COZ)
  • Barahona Airport (BRX) - 66 miles
  • Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ) - 66 miles
  • San Juan Airport (SJM) - 66 miles
  • Santiago Municipal Airport (STI) - 69 miles
  • Puerto Plata Airport (POP) - 69 miles
  • Samana El Catey Airport (AZS) - 95 miles
  • Cabo Rojo Airport (CBJ) - 95 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Dominican Republic.

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

Bavaro, Punta Cana
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Karibo Punta Cana

Bavaro, Punta Cana
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Eden Roc At Cap Cana

Cap Cana, Punta Cana
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Punta Palmera

Cap Cana, Punta Cana
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The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real – All Inclusive

Bavaro, Punta Cana
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Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort and Spa-All Inclusive

Bavaro, Punta Cana
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JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
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Grand Paradise Samana All Inclusive

Las Galeras
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VH – Gran Ventana Beach Resort

San Felipe de Puerto Plata
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Albachiara Hotel – Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas
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Resort Costa las Ballenas

Las Terrenas
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Hotel La Tortuga

Las Terrenas
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Las Palmas Residence

Las Terrenas
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Natura Park Beach & Spa Eco Resort

Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana
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Casa Conde Hotel Boutique

Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
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