Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Known for their warm and friendly people, Dominican Republic is a destination with some of the world’s best beaches and creational activities which include adventures to their national parks and rivers. Uniquely from the other countries, Dominican Republic over flows with fascinating nature, history and culture.
Things not to miss in Dominican Republic
This beautiful island which offers a fantastic combination of entertainment, history, culture and adventure has so much you can do. In this island of paradise you can dance to beautiful music, explore ancient relics and enjoy adventures in the parks, mountains, rivers and beaches. While in Dominican Republic, don’t forget to make these activities part of your made memories:
Constanza & The Dominican Alps
Climb he mountains – Pico Duarte or La Pelona
Damajugua and CiguapaFalls
Explore the secluded paradise of Bonao
N Day Spa
Catamaran Teresa – Private Tours
Shopping in Dominican RepublicThe Dominican Republic is the only place in the world where larimar, a pale-blue gemstone is naturally found. It is also one of the few places in the Western Hemisphere where amber is mined. Both stones are widely available in jewellery pieces. The island is also famous for producing cigars. You will also come across locally made products include embroidery, fabric dolls, leather goods, rum and coffee. Boutiques on the island also stock garments by Oscar de la Renta, the world-famous fashion designer who was born in Santo Domingo.
Main Shopping Places in Dominican Republic:Duty Free Americans (Luxury goods)
Tip:When making duty-free purchases, be sure to have your passport or airline ticket with you.
Coming up Events
Festival Presidente de Música Latina- October 3rd -5th 2014
The Festival Presidente de Música Latina occurs annually in Santo Domingo. Thousands of spectators gather to enjoy the fun-filled 3 days of music with national and international artists.
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival – 6th– 9th November 2014
This is the longest running jazz event in the Dominican Republic. It is a free multi-day festival full of rhythm, flavor, and color that each year is wrapped in the lively beach of Cabarete, but also includes presentations in other locations such as Santiago, Sosúa and Puerto Plata. Every year we present some of the best international and local Latin Jazz groups and musicians to satisfy music lovers, locals and tourists.
V International Long Drive Challenge – 16th to 23rd November 2014
Some of the longest hitters in the world will come together in beautiful Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic for the 5th annual “International Long Drive Challenge - World Team Championship" at Playa Dorada Golf Club & BeLive Hotel’s Grand Marien Resort & Spa.
Best time to visit Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is an affordable tropical destination with warm weather all year round. The high season (December to April) in Dominica Republic is during the winter months when tourists come to escape the cold up north. The rest of the year (May to November) brings fewer crowds and reduced hotel rates. You might consider visiting Dominican Republic from May to November. During this time, you are likely to benefit from both affordable rates and beautiful weather.
The Dominican Republic has a pleasantly warm climate. Ten out of twelve months experience average highs of 85 degrees in the day and 72 degrees at night. The climate cools off in January when temperatures only reach 80 degrees in the day and 65 degrees at night. Hurricane season begins in July and ends in September; however, storms typically don't affect the country for longer than 24 hours. .
May to November
The Dominican Republic is one of the most inexpensive vacation destinations year-round; however, hotel prices are lower from May through August. Though it's high season, airfare is actually cheaper from January through April because airlines add more flights to meet demand and the competition for traveler dollars keeps prices competitive. However, hotel rates are more expensive during high season, as there is a fixed and limited supply of rooms.