Where is the Dominican Republic?

Island of Hispaniola

The Dominican Republic, also known as DR, is located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola which it shares with Haiti. The island of Hispaniola is part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.  

Paradise Awaits!

Some of the world's most beautiful beaches are located here!

The area of Punta Cana in DR is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, attracting over four million international tourists, musicians and entrepreneurs every year.

Coconut Coast

Punta Cana and Bavaro Beach together form what is known as the Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast-a 30-mile strip of pristine coastline with at least ten distinct destination-worthy beaches. Punta Cana refers to a region that encompasses the beaches of Cap Cana, Bavaro, Macao and Uvero Alto, among others. This area is known for breathtaking beaches, from oases of calm to party hot spots, this country’s coastline can satisfy every taste. 

Punta Cana

You can take a boat tour of Bavaro Beach to snorkel among the reefs and discover natural pools. Or if you're into nightlife, you'll also find the best in all of the Dominican Republic from beach parties with live music to exclusive upscale clubs and events.  

In between swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving you can play volleyball or enjoy a round of golf at one of the world-class golf courses in the area, and if you’re looking for a more action-packed holiday, there’s zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking, horseback riding and sailing. The balmy days and electric nights create the ideal atmosphere for an exciting and action-filled getaway.


When to Visit the Dominican Republic?

April to December

The Dominican Republic is blessed with year-round warm temperatures and waters, so bring a boatload of sunblock to avoid sunburn and your favorite bathing suit and live it up. The best time to visit the DR is between April and December, which is when the dry season in Punta Cana is at its peak.  The DR can be affected by hurricane season, June 1 through November 30, but usually is spared from severe tropical storms. The rainiest months are September and October. 

A must try when visiting DR!

No! Not it's not what you think! Mamajuana is the native spiced rum of the DR. It is said to be of the first distilled spirits in the Americas, dating back 500 years to the native Taino people. 

It's an alcoholic beverage that stands alone as the top spirit in the DR. It's made from a smooth blend of rum, spices and honey. Traditionally, it's made homemade, with every family coining their own recipe and passing it down from generation to generation. 

It's a must try to experience the DR to the fullest!

Sites of DR worth a visit!
Get a stronger feel of the culture and beauty in the DR

Visit the largest city and capital of the DR, Santo Domingo. La Zona Colonial is full of rich history and historic sites to visit. 

Saona Island is a small and remote place you should not miss! It has some of the most turquoise waters and stunning beaches lined with palm trees. This is a full day trip from Punta Cana and well worth it!

Other places worth considering: Catalina Island, Puerto Plata, La Romana and others. I can help you plan this special vacation so you don't miss a thing!

How quickly can I get there?

From the east coast of the US, in less than 3 hours!

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is conveniently located on the east side of the country, close to the resorts located in the Punta Cana, Bavaro Beach area. 

With private transportation included in the price packages to these resorts, no worries on how you will get there! Arrive in style with an upgrade to deluxe if you so wish! 

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