Dominican Republic

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Travel information about Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is a nation in the island of Hispaniola and is second-largest Caribbean country by area next to Cuba. The total area is 48,315 km2 and the population is approximately 10,800,857. Dominican Republic has the Caribbean’s tallest mountain peak the Pico Duarte and the Caribbean’s largest lake the Lake Enriquillo.

Capital city of Dominican Republic: Santo DomingoClosest neighbors to Dominican Republic: It is located in the Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, east of Haiti, between Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Best times to visit Dominican Republic: High season for Dominican Republic is mid-December to February. The hotel rates are high and the beaches are crowded while whale-watching is from mid-January to mid-March.

How to get to Dominican Republic: There are lots of flight options going to the Dominican Republic from the US and Europe where the points of entry are Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. It’s also cheaper to go to the Dominican Republic through a charter flight.

Visa requirements for Dominican Republic: No visa is required to enter the Dominican Republic if you are from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea, and Uruguay. The US, UK, Canada, and European Union country need a tourist card.

Currency of Dominican Republic: Dominican Peso (DOP) is the currency of Dominican Republic.

Official Language of Dominican Republic: Spanish is the official language of Dominican Republic.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Dominican Republic

There are 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Dominican Republic and 14 on their tentative list.

 

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

 

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