ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
The Dominican Republic is a favorite destination for many reasons: a collage of cultures, vibrant cities, all-inclusive resorts, scuba diving and water activities, whale watching, historic structures and its amazing overall beauty.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
There are over 350 beaches scattered along the hundreds of miles of coastline, making water activities a priority. The natural attractions offer mountain climbing, nature tours, hiking and horseback riding.
Santo Domingo's Zono Colonial, "the oldest city in The Americas" features many old churches, museums, shops, cafes and bistros.
When Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, he said, "There is no island that is more beautiful in the world". Many visitors today echo that sentiment as they enjoy the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters, lush green valleys, tall mountains and some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With average annual temperatures around 80° to 87° F (28° to 30° C), other than in the central mountain area, the Dominican Republic is a great place to visit at any time of the year.
The rainy period runs from May to October with August and September being the middle of the hurricane season. The high tourism season is December to February and July to August. February activities include Carnaval and whale watching in Samana.