Explore Dominican Republic

Take a trip to our sublime beaches. Sail in our crystal-clear waters.

Climb to the top of our mountains and from there observe the green valleys. Discover our island, culture, traditions and future. This is our home. Let us share it with you.

Location / Geography

The Dominican Republic is located in the heart of the Caribbean, surrounded to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Caribbean Sea. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean with an area of ​​48,198 square kilometers.

Population

The population of the Dominican Republic is more than 8.5 million people.

Time

The local time is Eastern Caribbean Time (GMT -0400). In the winter, it is one hour more than the Eastern time of the United States.

Capital City

The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, with a population of almost 2.5 million inhabitants. Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World.

Government

The political structure of the Dominican Republic is based on the principles of democracy. Every four years the country elects its president, vice president and legislators.

Language

Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic. However, you will be surprised by the vast majority of employees in hotels and tourist destinations who speak relatively good English, as well as French, German and Italian..

Currency

The Dominican Peso (RD $) is the official currency of the Dominican Republic. You can get the exchange rate at the following website: www.xe.com/ucc. The main credit cards and travelers checks are accepted in many tourist places of the country. The ATMs are located in almost all the cities of the Dominican Republic, as well as in most of the resorts (only the RD $ is available through ATMs).

Weather

The Dominican Republic enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. Depending on the location, a typical day may have full sun or a combination of sun / clouds. The average annual temperature is 25 ° to 31 ° C (78 ° to 88 ° F). The coldest season is between November and April, and the warmest is between May and October.

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