Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola – the most diverse island in the Caribbean. The second largest country in the Caribbean at more than 18,704 square miles (48,442 km2), it occupies the easternmost two thirds of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. It has a population of about 10 million and enjoys a tropical sunny climate throughout the year. The average temperature ranges between 78°F and 88°F (25°C and 31°C). The cooler season is from November to April, while the warmest is May to October.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, our lush tropical island has more than 900 miles (1,400 km) of coastline, dotted with the best beaches in the world, outstanding accommodations, and a variety of entertainment and recreation options. Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other – here you can dance to the rhythm of the thrilling merengue, relax in our luxurious
hotels, explore the ancient relics of the First City of the Americas, enjoy delicious Dominican cuisine or take part in exciting adventures in our national parks, mountains, rivers and beaches.
With such a wide range of attractions and different settings, Dominican Republic offers something for everyone. It remains the premier destination for visitors looking to play challenging golf, thanks to our 26 stunning courses created by the world’s top designers; arrange romantic celebrations for all styles and budgets; organize meetings, conferences and group incentives while providing an unparalleled experience, and more.
Easily accessible through its eight international airports, paradise has never been easier to explore. We invite you to discover our amazing country and create memories that last a lifetime.
Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic, is the most culturally rich destination in the Caribbean and arguably the most vibrant, preserving all the splendor of the colonial era. Visitors are captivated by the charm of its colonial buildings and contemporary hotels stationed in ancient cobbled streets, as well as the gastronomy reflected in the gourmet restaurants of Dominican and international cuisine. With abundant boutiques and recognized chain stores from the United States and Europe, shopping attracts tourists and residents alike. Santo Domingo’s Colonial City was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990 for its high historical and cultural value and wealth of museums, art galleries and theaters – all ensuring countless cultural experiences for international visitors and locals.
COLONIAL CITY Travel to the past while walking the cobblestone streets of the Colonial City and let your imagination be free to walk with the pirates and colonists who once inhabited it. The first city established in the New World, built by Bartholomew and Diego Columbus, still keeps the first structures of the Americas well-preserved and open to guests – the centuries-old cathedral, hospital, university, monastery and historically significant Calle Las Damas beckon to travelers.