An increasingly popular tourist destination, the Dominican Republic is becoming well-known for its magnificent beaches and resorts. Vast stretches of stunning white sand and the sparkling, clear water of the Caribbean lure many visitors to this welcoming island. Boasting 1287 km of coastline, vacationers have plenty of opportunity to enjoy a wide assortment of water sports. Powdery sand, ample sunshine, warm waters and tropical breezes provide the perfect combination for fun in the sun. With less crowded beachfronts than most other islands in the region, visitors can enjoy a very relaxing holiday. Aside from the breathtaking scenery along the ocean, the island has many restaurants, nightclubs and bars for entertainment and lively nightlife. An evening visit to the beautifully lit and elite esplanade in the colonial zone of the capital of Santo Domingo rewards visitors with the very best taste of Dominican ambiance. Colourful and lively festivals occur regularly and all are welcome to join in the exciting street celebrations that combine music, dancing and partying.
Spanish; English widely spoken in tourist areas
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
The Dominican Republic is located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sean and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti.
Santo Domingo is the capital