One of the most popular tourist’s destinations in the Caribbean is still Dominican Republic resorts. You will be amazed by fascinating sand beaches, fantastic mountain scenery as well as great colonial architecture and unique spirit of local sights. No matter you choose Dominican Republic family resort or Dominican Republic adult resorts, be sure you will spend an unforgettable time in this exotic country. This place is famous for enormous palm trees and amazing lagoons that attract visitors from all over the world.
Plan your Dominican Republic destination wedding and it will be the most fantastic experience in your life. It is a dream that can easily come true. A great variety of things to do will be to the taste of even the most fastidious tourist. Don’t waste your time and get ready for your perfect Dominican Republic vacation!
If you have already decided to visit the Dominican Republic, you should be aware that citizens of almost 100 countries should get tourist card as soon as they arrive in the country. The card can also be bought online beforehand. It costs $10 and is valid for 30 days. If it is necessary the tourist card can be extended for additional pay. There is a list of 8 countries whose citizens don’t need a visa or tourist card to come to the country and stay there for up to 90 days.
Actually, Dominican Republic has two high seasons that are popular among tourists. If you are looking for pretty hot and dry weather, it is better to go in July and August. But get ready that you will meet a lot of of tourists on the beaches at this time. A good idea will be to book a hotel beforehand as most of Dominican Republic all-inclusive resorts are overcrowded in the high season. If you are tired of high temperatures, visit the country from December to February. It is a good time to enjoy mild weather while relaxing on the fantastic sand beach. For those who are looking for cheap Dominican Republic vacations and want to save on accommodation, come from in the early autumn as it is considered to be the low season. But get ready that your holidays may be spoilt by hurricanes that are extremely common at this period of time.
As it is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic has about nine international airports, although some of them are normally used for domestic flights. The busiest airport is considered to be Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana that serves the biggest amount of passengers. Another important airport is located not far from Santo Domingo and is called Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas. As soon as you arrive, it will be a good idea to rent a car in the Dominican Republic and continue your fantastic journey along the coastline with comfort.
If you want to make your holiday interesting and unforgettable, don’t spend all days lounging on the beach as there is a great variety of places to visit in the Dominican Republic.
One of the most popular places among the tourists is a waterfall in Las Terrenas. It is 52 meters high and surrounded by amazing forests. A natural pool at the bottom of El Limón will be a perfect place to escape from the extremely hot weather. The best way to get to the place is by riding a horse so it is better to book a tour with a guide and not be afraid to get lost.
Don’t miss a chance to discover some interesting facts about the history of the country and visit Fortaleza Ozama that is located in Santo Domingo. About 25-minute tour with a guide will be enough to explore the place and listen to an exciting story about this ancient fortification. Until it was opened to the tourists, the fort served as a local prison.
Take a catamaran trip to a fantastic Isla Saona that is extremely popular among tourists due to white sand beach and enormous palm trees. For those who just want to relax and forget about everything on a paradise island, it is the must-visit place. Get ready that you will meet a great number of tourists there but be sure you will spend a fantastic time all together drinking rum in a beach bar.
The must-visit place for every tourist in the Dominican Republic is the National Botanic Gardens that covers more than 200 acres. It is one of the most amazing places in the world. The huge park has a great variety of flora that impresses with its fantastic beauty. Get ready that you may spend all day hiking around so be sure to put on comfortable shoes and take plenty of water. For more comfort, special trains may take tourists to the individual gardens so they can enjoy unique local plants and flowers. The Botanical Gardens will give you a great opportunity to relax in a peaceful atmosphere. All tourists can visit this park every day from 9 am to 5 pm at an affordable price – $5.
The food in Dominican Republic is a mixture of Spanish, African and Taino culinary styles. You will be impressed by a great variety of national dishes that are definitely worth trying. A good idea will be to start your day with national breakfast that is called ‘Los Tres Golpes’. It consists of fried eggs and salami as well as fried cheese and mangú. One of the most popular dishes in the Dominican Republic is called ‘La Bandera’. Order this meal in a local café and you will be served with white rice that comes with stewed beans and fried meat. Don’t miss a chance to drink the most popular Caribbean rum or popular local beer in a beach bar. It is a good place to meet local people and know more about their lifestyle.
Ecotourism has become extremely popular nowadays. There is nothing better than enjoy fantastic views and explore wildlife without causing harm to natural resources. Get ready for exciting hiking through mountainous area in the most popular national parks of the country. You will get a great chance to enjoy flora and fauna in a peaceful atmosphere of protected areas. A great activity for the whole family will be dolphin watching at The Dolphin Island Park. A great variety of Dominican Republic beaches gives you a unique opportunity to try snorkeling and explore the amazing underwater world.