Before start tour to Caribbean Island Dominican Republic country first we know little about it. 

In the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean region, the Dominican Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana) is a country situated in the Hispaniola island with Haiti. It’s famous for its beaches, resorts and golf courses.

The Capital City of Santo Domingo, in its colonial zone, has Spanish monuments such as the Gothic Catedral Primada de America, which dates from 5 centuries.

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Capital City:          Santo Domingo
Largest city
Santo Domingo
Official languageSpanish, but all speak English
CurrencyPeso (DOP) – (1 peso = nearly
0.020 United States Dollar)
Driving sideright


Calling code
+1-809, +1-829, +1-849
Area
Total
48,671 km2
 Independence July 12, 1924 (  Independence from the United States )
population10.7 million people. (1.7 crores=107 lakhs) (
United States is the world’s third or fourth largest country by total area,  U.S. is the third most populous country

Things to do in Dominican Republic:

This is a 10.7 million populous country Caribbean Islands, have endless white-sand beaches, the Dominican Republic is a popular getaway for tourists in search of an idyllic vacation, plenty of outdoor adventure and a tinge of colonial history.  Bountiful palm trees complement the turquoise waters of popular Punta Cana to create the perfect postcard from this tropical destination.

 For Honeymoon couple and love birds From its jaw-dropping cliffs to peaceful mangrove lagoons, it’s easy to fall in love with the DR’s natural beauty and rich Spanish heritage

Some of them will go intrepid and seek out the ridges and hikes of the Enriquillo Valley, and indelibly green Armando Bermúdez. 

Some tourists will aim for the beautiful coast of Cibao, and hop between fishing towns and salt-washed cays.

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Interesting Facts:

  • The “Dominican” word comes from the Latin Dominicus, meaning Sunday.
  • Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in the Caribbean. It is also home to the largest elevation in the region, as though it was not cool enough that the Dominican Republic has lowest altitudes in the Caribbean. Pico Duarte welcomes more than 3,000 climbers at an altitude of 3,087 meters who make the climb to experience its incredible beauty.
  • Lago Enriquillo is a very salty lake. It is the lowest height in the Caribbean. This is a hypersaline 375 sq. km lake. There are more than 400 species living in waters. It is also home to the largest population of American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) who live freely in natural Caribbean habitats.
  • Palmchat is completely uniquely the national bird of the country! It takes its name from the palm trees in Spanish known as “cigua palmera.” It is here that she creates her nests to live and harvest their fruit to feed. Palmchat is an Hispaniola Island endemic species. She is the only member of the Dulidae family that makes her unique.
  • The Capital of Gastronomical Culture of the Caribbean has recently been recognized to highlight the Caribbean exotic and delicious flavors you can experience.
  • Have fun falling in the water! If you have never heard of Damajagua’s 27 cascades you missed! This is a great adventure for families with children over 12 who like nature, waterfalls and rivers.
  • Winter home to massive, lovely animals. Between 2,000 and 3,000 giant humpback whales are welcomed every year in the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, the Bay of Samane.
  • Unique, valuable stones. There are two unique endemic stones in the Dominica Republic, Dominican Amber and Larimar which are not found anywhere else in the world.
  • The island has this name by Santo Domingo de Guzmán, founder of the Order of the Dominicans.
  • The oldest town in America, Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic’s city capital is America’s oldest settlement in Europe.
  • There are three colors of the Dominican flag: red, white and blue. The flag is one of the national symbols of the Dominican Republic, along with its national anthem and coat of arms.
  • Challenge Barahona’s gravity! There is a city called Polo in the south – west part of the Dominican Republic. At the magnetic pole (El Polo Magnético), you can face a challenge.

Weather & when to go

Low Season (August–early December)

June through December hurricane season (which impacts on the East), but it is beautiful apart from storms. Temperatures don’t vary greatly (except for mountains). Property and highly discounted rooms in close vicinity of October.

(March – July) Shoulder

March is dry in Samana and April, idealized across the country (also for breezy) May to June is cloudy or partial sunny. Afternoon showers can be enjoyed. Strong but short rains in the city of Santo Domingo through the October.

High Season (mid-December–February)

High season is also between July and August and the week before Easter. Higher hotel and crowded beaches are to be anticipated. It takes place from the middle of January to the middle of March. A week prior to Easter, most water sports are prohibited.

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

With its last annual carnival day, 27 February coincides with the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti.

Virgen de Altagracia: The 21 January tribute to the Patron Saint, the Virgin of Altagracia is no more important than this Dominican religious day.

Carnival: On 27 February the last day of the Carnival was the Dominican Republic’s independence from the more than two decades of Haitian rule.

Semana Santa: The normally lively Dominican Republic stops at the yearly celebrations of Christian Holy Week, usually in early April.

Juan Pablo Duarte Day: On Monday next to the birthday of Duarte, 26th January, this late January ceremony will honor Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the largest fighters of independent Dominican Republic.

Espiritu Santo: During this lively festival in June, 7 weeks after Samana Santa, the sounds of conga drums and other African instruments ringe throughout all the Dominican Republic.

Merengue Festival: During the yearly Saint Dominic Festival which will start in late July and coincide with the 4th anniversary of August, the Malecon comes live with the sound of meringue. Many of the world’s finest dancers and musicians perform live at separate food and craft exhibitions.

Restoration Day: In 1863, Spain was re – conquered for the second time by the Dominican Republic. Dominicans celebrate their “second independence” every August, dressing in sophisticated clothing and marching in street parade.

Puerto Plata Festival: This lively October festival is located in the north of the Dominican Republic, in Fuerte San Felipe. During the costumed parades, food fairs and dance shows, the most talented folk, blues, jazz and merengues perform. The tradition is also based on the spirituals of Africa.

How to plan your journey? Tips for beginners…

Find the best package of travel from a Company / Agency, They deal with everything like flights, hotels, transportation, food. it will be costly, but the secure journey. OR

Do plan yourself – For cheap flight tickets book early 3 months before the journey and return ticket, then book a hotel, then apply for a visa as Tourist.

Currency exchange: You must have a visiting country currency in hand after you have obtained the visaIn airports there are currency exchange counters, but large commissions are taken. In your country, it is best to get currency. You first know your bank limitations and your fees for use in foreign countries when planning the use of Credit Debit cards. 

How to get a Visa?

All passengers crossing international boundaries are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and complying with international government travel requirements. 

Safe to visit?

For tourists, the Dominican Republic is generally a safe country: most of them stay in the hotels and resorts in the east of the island, where a bad sunburn is the only major risk.

The Dominican Republic is the world’s 76th safest country (which makes it the 86th safest country on the planet), rankings the safest and most dangerous.

Places to visit and Things to do in the Dominican Republic:

Here we listed tourists top-rated places in Dominican Republic.

Punta CanaSanto DomingoPuerto PlataBavaroCabareteSosuaLas TerrenasLa RomanaSantiago de los CaballerosBayahibeBoca ChicaLas GalerasJuan DolioSanta Barbara de SamanaJarabacoaHigueyCabreraBarahonaRio San JuanConstanzaAltos DechavonEl CortecitoSan Pedro de MacorisPunta Rucia.

Flights

The least expensive flight season to the Dominican Republic, mid- April to mid- December. Only book from the official aviation sites for good offers.

Below we Listed popular Airlines That Flies To the Dominican Republic.

www.caribbean-airlines.com (Caribbean Airlines), American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Condor Airlines, Continental Airlines, 
Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Northwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines(low cost), United Airlines, US Airways, TimAir Limited.

Extra baggage 

These are general information on luggage, there is a difference from one airlines to other, pre plan your luggage requirements and book with your journey tickets. charges charged per bag depending on route and travel class.

Flight or Travel protection / Insurgence:

How Much It Costs: 
Travel insurance can be obtained directly from several sources: from the airline or cruise carrier, an independent travel insurance firm, sometimes your credit card. Travel insurance generally costs about 5% of the total trip.

What Travel Insurance Covers : 
Travel insurances are intended to protect you against unforeseen misfortunes such as the cancelation of your flight due to the severe weather or the loss or robbery of your baggage.

There are 4 types of coverage included in travel insurance:

  • Cancelation and interruption of journey insurance
  • Coverage of luggage and personal goods
  • Medical emergency coverage
  • Death or dismemberment insurance by accident

Budget Travel: Tips For A Cheap Vacation:

Follow these four Tight Budget Planning rules – 1. Early Plan, 2. Off-peak travel, 3. book a flight before 20 days and by searching nearby airports and cities, 4. Remember to buy things for yourself and book hotels away from the beach.

Emergency Numbers:

DIAL 911 TO CALL AN AMBULANCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Police – 999; Ambulance – 997Fire – 998; Traffic police – 993. Mobile phones – 112 or 911; Non-emergency ambulance – 1777; Police hotline – 1800 255 0000; Traffic police – 6547 0000.

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