Destination Overview

Dominican Republic

Known for its warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history, and rich culture. The lush tropical island paradise boasts some of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation, and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the thrill of the merengue, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in magnificent national parks.

Capital

Santo Domingo

Time

GMT -4

Currency

Dominican peso

Language

Spanish

Religion

Christianity

Population

11 Million

International Airports

Santo Domingo

Weather

The Dominican Republic has to a large extent a tropical savanna climate. The northeast of the country has a tropical rainforest climate due to the high amounts of rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures during the day are between 28 and 33 degrees Celsius (82.4 - 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year and at night the temperature rarely drops below twenty degrees Celsius (68° F), with the exception of the higher areas.

Top Highlights

Carnival Culture

Dominican Carnival is the most vibrant celebration of Dominican culture and identity. It’s a time when Dominicans of all ages and from all regions take to the streets, at home or in neighbouring carnival cities, to enjoy parades with their families and loved ones. Every Sunday during the month of February, colourful parades take place in every major city and region. Costumes, masks, and mystical characters are distinct to each area and reveal Dominican folkloric traditions and beliefs, as diverse as the country’s population.

Water Wildlife

If you love critters, then you’ll be happy to find a wide variety in the DR, across coastal and mountainous climates. Hop on whale-watching boat tours from Samaná during the mating season and watch the world’s largest mammals mating and birthing in the bay. In the north, watch manatees’ surface at Estero Hondo Marine Reserve, or dolphins flipping in the bay waters of Los Haitises National Park. Whether you’re hiking, kayaking, or boating, excursions abound to get you close to the DR’s wildlife world.

Beautiful Beaches

White sand beaches that seem to endlessly run into the horizon, punctuated with slim coconut trees reaching the skies: it’s what the Dominican Republic is best known for. South to east, and north, you will be kept busy finding your favourite plot of sand along the lengthy 1,000-mile sandy coastline. Over 200 beaches—many of which remain uncrowded and undeveloped—line the Caribbean and the Atlantic coastlines, ranging from a brilliant white to a handful of black sand stretching southwest.

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Hamburg

With its maritime charm, Hamburg is for sure one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and calls itself, as a port city, rightly "Gateway to the World”.

Frankfurt am Main

Definitely a city of contrasts, where tradition and the modern are nestled side by side in colourful harmony. Little wonder that Frankfurt is called “Mainhattan” with its skyscrapers of all shapes and sizes.

Berlin

The 20th century began and ended in Berlin. The German capital knows how to look backward and forward at once, how to remember and how to renew. Shaking off its heavy past, today Berlin is fast-changing, lively, and fun.

Cologne

A city that is truly addictive. Anyone who has ever lived in the cathedral city never wants to leave again. It is the unique feeling, the result of a cheerful way of life and Mediterranean flair that captivates everyone.

Dresden

The city is is the capital city of the "Free State of Saxony", situated in a valley on the River Elbe. Before and since the German reunification Dresden was and is a cultural and economic centre of Germany.

Ruedesheim

place that is known worldwide as the small wine town with the big name. Medieval grandeur in close proximity with half-timbered romanticism attract wine lovers from all over the world every year. The famous Drosselgasse has an international reputation.

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