The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles. The island is split at a 2:1 ratio with Haiti. The country’s area is the second largest country of the Antilles just after Cuba. The country’s capital and greatest metropolitan area, Santo Domingo, is located on the southern coast. The total population of the country is estimated at 10,000,000 and is composed primarily of multiracial, mostly a mix of European and African.
The warm welcoming people of the Dominican Republic along the richness of the geography of the island make the country very attractive to tourist. Gorgeous mountains, exotic valleys, small fishing villages and beautiful beaches with aquamarine water surrounding the island give to this country a unique cachet appreciated by all kind of travelers.
The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish but in tourist area English and French is also used to accommodate individual not speaking the country language. Most Dominicans will try hard to help you in your language if you do not speak Spanish. The Dominican Republic is a very popular tourist destination from all over the world as close to 4,000,000 people enter the country per year. The visitor favourite destinations are Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Samana, Sosua and the capital Santo Domingo.
The country currency is the Dominican Peso but the US dollar, Canadian Dollar, Euro and most currency are accepted at most tourist sites. It is recommended to exchange your money at your final destination instead of the airport as they usually offer a better exchange rate.
The Dominican Republic is well known for its large beachfront all inclusive resorts at affordable prices even for a 5 stars resort. The food quality is excellent. The stunning white sand beaches are enjoyed by everyone who had a chance to walk on it. The sugary beaches and the pristine water are just two reasons excellent reasons for vacationers to choose the Dominican Republic for their next vacation destination.
The almost everyday sunshine in a Caribbean maritime climate, the average temperature is about 26 Celsius, give a boost of happiness to people landing on this country to spend their holidays.
The friendliness of Dominicans is exceptional, they will help you with a smile and do everything they can to satisfy you. They are not in a rush, they enjoy the present moment, do not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will be another warm sunny day. Adopt the same philosophy to relax enjoy every single moment of your time in the Dominican Republic.
Travelers will the chance to practice or try a lot a water sports including parasailing, diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite boarding, surfing, fishing and more. You will also have the chance to visit historic, hike in the magnificent nature of the country. The Dominican Republic is also famous for whale watching as 5,000 whales migrate annually on the Northeast coast from January through March.
Eco-tourism is being more and more important. The Dominican Republic officials has recognized the important of preserving nature and have declare more than 20% of the country as reserves, natural parks or sanctuaries. These special areas will enchant eco-tourists by their beauty and natural wonders.
The music has an enormous place in the day to day Dominicans life. The popularity of hip-hip and rap music is gaining popularity among young, but all starts dancing on any Latin music. The merengue a fast-paste, lively and rhythm music was created in the mid 1800 by the Dominicans. If a lesson of meringue is offer to you, take it, it’s fun and easy.
Do the same as the first tourist of the Dominican Republic, Christopher Columbus in 1492, and visit this splendid country.