Cheap Vacations To Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic shares its brilliant island with that of Haiti. The country is the second largest Caribbean nation and is known not only for its production of sugar, but of its beaches, adventures and year-round golf courses. It’s sort of like one of the great spots where you can come anytime of the year, tee off in the morning, catch a baseball game in the afternoon, then dance the night away, oh and of course spend an hour or two soaking up the hot tropical sun. The Dominican Republic has certainly made a name for itself in the tourism world for years and years now, and it’s not just the temperatures that draw people here on a yearly basis, but it’s the culture, the biological diversity and the simplistic nature of the country that attracts tourists from around the world. Whether you’re planning on diving down to explore the shipwrecks of Bayahibe, venture off to Altos de Chavon’s 16th century village or party it up in Punta Cana, tourism is vibrant in this country no matter which city you’ll be calling home for a week.
Currency – Dominican Peso
Culture – blend of Spanish colonist cultures (African, European Taino cultures)
Language – Spanish
Tips – You will need a tourist card to get into The Dominican Republic. With a history of political turmoil, it’s best to stay on your resort premise while in The Dominican Republic, unless you are going on a guided tour of a popular spot
Weather – Hurricane season is during August and October. Tropical cyclones occur every few years, and the wet season is during November through January.
The beaches leave you with a sense of tranquility and relaxation the second you dip your toes into the white sand along the coast. Playa Boca Chica is one of the best beaches in The Caribbean and is home to vibrant coral reef, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana is where tourism is at its finest along the shore, Playa Rincon is the perfect spot to go snorkeling, Playa Dorada is where all-inclusive resorts line the shiny shore, and Cayo Levantado is an island near the mouth of Bahia de Samana where tropical rainforests cover the island and pristine beaches cover its shores.
There certainly are a plethora of activities and adventures to get lost in while in The DR, no matter which way you turn. If you’re one who loves the idea of a exuberant festival, than venture off to La Vega the last weekend of February to partake in the annual colourful Carnival. Go golfing, whale watching off the Samana headland, windsurfing on the north coast, fishing, snorkeling at Playa Rincon, or horseback riding along the shore. As baseball is the national sport, you’ll want to catch a game if you’re in the DR between October to January. Take a stroll back in history as you explore the Columbus Lighthouse, the Mueso del Hombre Dominicano or the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. Take in the old town charm of Puerto Plata, explore the Parque Nacional Los Haitises in the Samana Peninsula or go hiking up Mount Isabele de Torres.
Dining & Nightlife:
Many resorts have a plethora of restaurants throughout the resort, but if you’re looking to explore the DR a little bit more than visit El Patio in Casa de Campo for some authentic Caribbean cuisine, The Caribbean Blue, The DR’s most popular restaurant in Santo Domingo or La Yola’s fresh seafood eatery in Punta Cana. No matter where you want to dance the night away, you’ll be sure to find a bar or two that will have you tickled fancy in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, or Puerto Plata.
Why We Love It:
We just can’t get enough of The Dominican Republic because of its perfect blend of colonial history, small fishing villages, backpackers, honeymoon suites and white sandy beaches. No matter what type of traveler you are, The DR is the spot for you.