WHY VISIT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Lagoons and coconut trees, sun and music, people’s smiles, and exotic animals, the Dominican Republic has many treasures to offer visitors.
Santo Domingo, the capital, is the first city built on American soil. This can clearly be seen in the Zona Colonial with its cobbled streets, a church (the oldest of the New World), and the San Nicolas de Bari Hospital. Also, visit the Museo de las Casas Reales which is very interesting.
Do not miss the two national parks in the Cordillera Central where you can hike below the peaks that reach over 3,000 meters, or dare raging rivers when canyoning.
The spa resort of Cabarete is a place well-known for enjoying windsurfing, but also for the opportunity to relax pleasurably on its beautiful beach.
To witness the breeding season of the humpback whales, go to Bahia de Samana in January and February: You will not forget the sight of these giant animals!
WHAT TO SEE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
WHEN TO GO TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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The climate is typically tropical: Hot weather but with predominant humidity. The temperatures are between 20° and 30° C throughout the year with the lowest temperatures in January and February and the highest temperatures in August.
The rainy season is very marked, with heavy rainfall; it lasts from October to May in the north and from May to October in the south causing floods. Hurricanes can occur between June and September.
The best time to visit the country is the dry season from June to September in the north and from November to April in the south.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of the Dominican Republic.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
To travel within the country, buses are the preferred means of transportation: They are cheap, fairly comfortable and they go almost everywhere. You can also find them in the city, as well as taxis… without meters! The moto-taxis are frequent and cheap, but somewhat unsafe.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
health tips & vaccination: it is advisable to use an anti-malaria treatment before you leave.
local currency: Dominican peso
local time zone: GMT-4
electricity: type A and type B (110 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
typical food in the Dominican Republic
souvenirs from the Dominican Republic
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?