Welcome to the Dominican Republic we are one of the best vacation destinations in the world.
The country's economy is one of the fastest growing in the western hemisphere.
If you are planning to invest, vacation, visit, move to or just want to be informed of the beautiful island of La Republica Dominicana, then maybe we can help you.
Fun facts ...Today this beautiful island of outgoing people and stunning scenery is currently the major tourist attraction in the Caribbean.
Although a popular Caribbean destination, and despite the striking terrain, coral cliffs, beaches and old Spanish towns, and many tourists from around the world, the islands unspoiled natural beauty remains largely unexplored.
and enjoy our rich history, beautiful beach Resorts, and warm friendly people. You will be able to see and experience our Amber and Larimar stones in many of our museums.
Millions of years old, Dominican Amber is sold in some of our museums, and some even contain encased remains of small lizards, leaves, and insects.
Many museums and shops throughout the country offer Larimar Jewelry or raw Larimar stone, which is a beautiful blue stone native only to the Dominican island.
The eastern part of the island has the largest tourist accommodation capacity in the region.
There are around 1650 hotels and resorts and villas from low budget to 5 star all inclusive hotels and resorts.
Many of these hotels, resorts and Dominican Republic villas are among the finest in the world.
Claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a launching platform for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. Dominican history is tightly connected to Spain, france and the Americas.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The western one-third of Hispaniola is occupied by the country of Haiti.
To the north lies the North Atlantic Ocean, while the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Our terrain has rugged highland mountains with fertile valleys.
For more information visit our history page.
The Caribbean island lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and is subject to short tropical storms from June to October.
It experiences occasional mild flooding and periodic droughts although most of the year it has the most desirable weather. After all it is an island!
The island has been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economys largest employer, due to growth in tourism and free trade zones.
You will experience delicious food of many varieties so maybe you will want to diet before visiting.
:-) Some of these chefs don't even need to look at a Dominican cookbook; they can quickly prepare a delicious meal in front of you.
This island is known as a wedding and vacation destination, honeymooners can spend the day strolling along the wide white sands of our clean beautiful coastline, enjoying a variety of meals at our 5 star hotel restaurants, dancing at one of our many resorts or just unwinding under the palm trees, enjoying one of its many attractions or being pampered at your hotel or all inclusive beach resort or villa.
Currency exchange rates fluctuate but has always made visiting this Caribbean island an inexpensive place to vacation. For more information on Dominican money matters "visit our money page".
Dominican real estate is among the most beautiful in the world, Travel information and wedding /honeymoon deals are always available. The options here are endless and time belongs to you.
The Dominican Republic has the most beautiful and expansive tourist accommodation capacity in the region.
The golden sand beaches are scattered along the shore, complimented by the clear seas of the Caribbean, while rolling hills and mountain ranges provide tropical magical views.
This historic country has many different activities and attractions.
One of the best spots in the Colonial District of Santo Domingo to shop is the several blocks long outdoor mall, known as El Conde.
There are some very pleasant outdoor restaurants that serve as perfect spots to eat a variety of food including our popular Dominican desserts or just enjoy the views and drink cerveza Presidente and brugal (their most popular beer and Rum) be careful; when we were their we had one too many!......
Must know your Dominican drinks. Local drinks to consider are: Presidente Beer, Barcelo Anejo Rum and Brugal Rum.
(although from Mexico cold Corona beers are always a favorite and available).
You also should check out the Dominican cigar shop at the end of the mall across from the cathedral.
During the day, there are also several touristy shops where you can buy cheap presents for the family back home including authentic paintings and beautiful jewelry.
You always can rent a car from one of many major well known car rental companies, airport car rental is recommended. Do not forget to ask for a Dominican Republic map.