The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district.
The Dominican Republic is considered by many travel enthusiasts as one of the best places to spend their vacations. It is especially popular with residents of the USA and Canada as a place to escape winter. The Dominican Republic is situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York.
The Dominican Republic is the most visited country in the Caribbean. Tourists are attracted by a comfortable climate, excellent beaches, good golf courses, natural and historical attractions.
The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) occupies the eastern part of the island of Haiti (Hispaniola) and several coastal islands. The length of the republic from east to west is approximately 225 miles (360 km) and from north to south – 160 miles (260 km). The capital of the Dominican Republic and the largest city of Santo Domingo is located on the southern coast of the island. The population of the Dominican Republic speaks mainly Spanish.
The Caribbean region is one of the best resort areas in the world. In this region there are also other popular countries among vacationers (Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bahamas). The Dominican Republic is 680 miles (1,100 km) southeast of the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula and 160 miles (260 km) east of Cuba.
Some distances from the city of San Domingo:
- Miami (USA) – 830 miles (1340 km).
- Ottawa, Canada – 1,890 miles (3,040 km).
- Havana (Cuba) – 870 miles (1400 km).
- Cancun (Mexico) – 1,120 miles (1,800 km).
The coastline of the Dominican Republic is approximately 800 miles (1,300 km). You will surely find a great beach for yourself.
The country is home to the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean region – Pico Duarte (3098 m., 10164 ft. tall).
Adventure Beach Nature Relax
The most popular destinations in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic shares the island of Santo Domingo – also known as Hispaniola or Española – with the neighboring Haiti, and is the most visited of the destinations in this part of the globe. And it’s not surprising! Board with TAP to the Dominican Republic and…
Discover a country with more than 400 kilometers of beaches
There is something for everyone. Calm beaches facing the Caribbean and bathed by the Atlantic, beaches ideal for water sports, wild beaches or surrounded by services and amenities, white or dark sand beaches. An idea? Rent a car and tour the coast of the Dominican Republic. Between diving in the sea and sunbathing, unforgettable gastronomic experiences and breathtaking landscapes, you will only be sorry that your vacations are over so quickly. Mandatory stops on this trip are, of course, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and the capital, Santo Domingo, but there is much more to discover.
Venture into Ecotourism and live unique experiences
Ecotourism is increasingly important, in the name of the sustainability of the planet, and the economy of countries that are increasingly betting on the richness of their natural heritage in order to capture new tourist profiles. The Dominican Republic, which has tourism as one of its main economic activities, has been a pioneer in this path. With an enviable natural heritage, it is an ideal destination for those looking to explore unspoiled nature while respecting local ecosystems. Try climbing to Pico Duarte, the highest in the Caribbean, venture along the Yaque del Norte River and its tributaries on a trip of waterfalls and nautical adventures, and visit Constanza, the highest altitude town in the entire region, also known as the “Enchanted Valley”.