Caribbean Tourism

Dominican Republic

Getting Around

Air Several companies offer air taxi or charter services within the Republic, all based at Herrera airport. Alas Nacionales, T5426688; Transporte Aéreo SA, T5674549; Coturisca, T5677211. Dorado Air (T6861067) flies between Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata several times a day on Friday and Saturday. Flights go to Santiago, Puerto Plata, Barahona, Portillo and...

Getting There

Air In addition to these scheduled flights there are hundreds of charter flights from N America, Europe & S America which are usually cheaper but vary according to the season. To Santo Domingo... From North America: American Airlines fly from Boston, Miami and New York; Continental, Queen Air, Tower Air and TWA also from New York. Aeromar and Apa...

Before Travelling

Climate The climate is tropical. The rainy months are May, June, August, September and November. The temperature shows little seasonal change, and varies between 18° and 32°C. Only in December does the temperature fall, averaging about 20°C. Humidity can be high, particularly in coastal areas, making physical activity difficult. Documents All visitors...

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic, occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola, has some spectacularly beautiful scenery. The country is mountainous and has the highest peak in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte (3,175 m). It has many more forests than its neighbour, Haiti, and is green and fertile. Within a system of widespread food production are large sugar and fruit...

Roseau

Roseau (pronounced Rose-oh), the main town, is small, ramshackle and friendly, with a surprising number of pretty old buildings still intact. The houses look a bit tatty with rusting tin roofs and a general lack of paint, but there is still some attractive gingerbread fretwork in the traditional style on streets like Castle Street. Quite a lot of...

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES UNITED STATES NEW YORK Director: Lucien Echavarria Address: 136 E. 57 St. Suite 803 New York, NY 10022, USA Phone: 212-588-1012/ 14 Toll Free: 1-888-374-6361 Fax: 212-588-1015 Email: drto...@verizon.net * Virginia, W. Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Delaware,...

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available-Local. Fast Food. International. Gourmet. Dress code is casual, however fancier restaurants require jackets and shoes for men and appropriate attire for women. Usual practice for tipping is 10%. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment available includes: Casinos. Bingo. Discos. Clubs. Theaters. Cinemas. SHOPPING Locally produced items:...

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY The Dominican Republic comprises the eastern two thirds of the island and is the second largest country in the Caribbean with an area of 30,000 sq mls. It is approximately 2 hrs from Miami and 3 ½ hrs from New York. Bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the South by the Caribbean Sea and on the West by Haiti. TIME GMT -4. EST +1....

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS Banco de Reservas. Banco Del Exterior. Banco Del Progreso. Banco Hipotecario Dominicano. Banco Mercantil. Banco Metropolitano. Banco Nacional De Credito. Banco Popular. Baninter. Citibank. Bank Ozaka, Bank Global. Scotiabank. BANKING HOURS Monday to Friday 0830-1700. Some banks have extended their working hours till 21:00 from Monday to Friday....

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES ACES. Air Atlantic. Air Europa. Air France. Air Guadeloupe. ALM. American. American Eagle. Carnival. Condor. Continental. Copa. Dominair. Hapag Lloyd Iberia. Lan Chile. LTU. Martinair Holland. PanAm. Tap Air Portugal. Turk & Caicos. TWA. Varig. Viasa. Wardair. AIRPORTS Las Americas Int'l Airport, located 25 mins east of Santo Domingo. Puerto...

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -This large destination shares the island of Hispaniola

This large destination (population 7,000,000) shares the island of Hispaniola, west of Puerto Rico, with Haiti. Santo Domingo, the capital, is the oldest city in the New World. As Columbus' first landing site, history buffs find it so fascinating that what lies beyond might be left for a second vacation. Besides parks and gardens, art galleries, monasteries...

Introduction

The Dominican Republic comprises the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola island and is the second largest country in the Caribbean with an area of 30,000 square miles. It is bordered on the North by the Atlantic Ocean and the South by the Caribbean Sea. Over 400 kilometers of sparkling beaches span the South, East, Southwest and North coasts. These include the...