Dominican Republic

Central America & the Caribbean

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Quick Guide

  • Spanish
  • Dominican peso

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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