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Dominican Republic
Discover the heart of the Caribbean
Start with a tour of its tropical rainforests, mangroves and flourishing valleys. Then soak up some rays on the powdery, white sand beaches, often acclaimed as the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The Dominican offers a vast array of water and land sports, and activities of all descriptions.
Dominican Republic destinations
Puerto Plata Santo Domingo La Romana Punta Cana Santo Domingo
La Romana
Between Santo Domingo and Dominican Republic, this resort area with stunning, white sand beaches offers every imaginable land and water sport. The snorkeling off the living reefs is not to be missed. Nor are the wildlife preserves of Catalina and Saona or Altos de Chavon, the “artist’s village” showcasing the local artists and artisans.
Puerto Plata
The north or “Amber Coast” is on the Atlantic side and is ideal for energetic water sports. The Playa Dorada region plays host to the majority of Puerto Plata’s resorts, as well as 3 casinos, an 18-hole championship golf course and long beaches. The town of Sosua offers restaurants, cafes, shopping, nightlife and 2 km of soft, golden sand beaches.
Punta Cana
The DR’s finest beaches are found here. Bavaro Beach is the best known with 60 km of palm lined white sand and a multitude of water sports and championship golf. Enjoy the many colorful flea markets selling native arts and handcrafts. Visit Manatee Park (300,000 sq. meters!) and view an awe-inspiring array of birds, fish and plant life; and definitely see the “Dancing Horses,” performed by purebred Spanish stallions.
Santo Domingo
The country’s capital is the oldest (1496) city in the New World. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1990, it contains many museums and historic sites, such as the home of Christopher Columbus. The resorts, with sparkling beaches along the southern coastline, offer a range of water and land sports.
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Dominican Republic travel tips
Dominican Republic travel tips
Language spoken in Dominican Republic
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic peso is the local currency, although U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are not commonly accepted.
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E-cigarettes advisory
Please note that Dominican Republic Airport Authorities do not permit the carriage of e-cigarettes either in carry-on or checked luggage. If you’re travelling with e-cigarettes to this destination please be advised that DR Customs officers may confiscate these items.
Traveling to Dominican Republic
While on vacation in Dominican Republic
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Dominican Republic to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Documentation required to visit Dominican Republic
Documentation needed to visit Dominican Republic
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Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Dominican Republic consulate or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.
Fun facts
Must-see three! The oldest cathedral, university & city in the “New World” are all in Santo Domingo.
Merengue, the Dominican national music, is a serious contender for the fastest music in the Caribbean.
National treasure…The awesome amber jewellery, sold in many museums here, is actually millions of years old. (Yes, millions!)
Almost all major league ball teams have a Dominican player. Think stars like Tony Fernandez, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez & Manny Ramirez.
Map of Dominican Republic