Things to know about the Dominican Republic
January 14, 2014 | By Travel Bug |
The Dominican Republic has never-ending options and activities. Punta Cana offers world-class golf and famous beaches and is an ideal setting for water sports, while La Romana awes with classic Caribbean beauty. Puerto Plata has lively urban culture, and Samana features charming village surrounded by lush tropical forests.
Language : Spanish is the official language.
Electricity: 110-120 Volts (same as Canada)
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP). The US dollar is also generally accepted.
Famous Landmark: Los Haitises National Park, in Samana, with beautiful islands and mangroves.
To do list
Altos de Chavon
This half-day tour explores the picturesque artists' village of Altos de Chavon. Visit a cigar factory, then enjoy free time for shopping at a local market.
Experience the real Dominican Republic. Taste homegrown organic coffee and chocolate, meet the people, visit a typical home, and see local schools and villages. Cool down at secluded Macao Beach and try boogie boarding.
Start off at El Castillo, where Christopher Columbus dropped anchor. Next stop is Cayo Paraiso, a sandbank surrounded by a coral reef. Snorkel amidst colourful fish or soak up the sun.
Experience the exhilaration of driving a four-wheeler through the breathtaking countryside. Head to Macao Beach for a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters.
Los Haitises National Park Ecological Tour
Travel via speedboat to the Los Haitises National Park. See flocks of birds, lush rainforest, mangroves and maybe even a manatee! Explore the park's intricate maze of caves and limestone formations.
Did you know?
- Over 800,000 children play organized baseball in the Dominican Republic.
- The Dominican Republic is credited with creating and developing Merengue, a fast-paced rhythmic dance music.
- The Dominican Republic is known as the “breadbasket of the Caribbean” because it grows, farms or catches almost all of its food.