OVERVIEW

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation situated on the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti occupies the west of the island). Famed for its many miles of spectacular coastline, its jungle-clad mountains and elegant colonial architecture, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place to visit, whether you’re looking for adventure or just a beautiful tropical getaway in which to relax and let all your stresses and strains melt away.

Accommodation in the Dominican Republic is abundant and varied, ranging from cheap and cheerful digs to more luxurious resorts, and there is a great deal to see and do in this picturesque Caribbean country, from swimming and snorkelling to visiting historic sites and savouring delicious local specialties.

One of the most popular tours available to visitors is a visit to Dolphin Island, where you will be able to touch and interact with these noble animals, or perhaps swim with them if you choose. There will also be time for snorkelling before you return to your hotel. But to experience the rustic beauty of the true Dominican Republic opt for a Mega Truck Safari, which departs from Punta Cana and journeys through the country’s picturesque countryside. Visit local villages and meet the people who call them home, taste the country’s famous coffee and tuck into a sumptuous buffet lunch beside the banks of a river, then have a refreshing dip before heading back to your hotel.

History buffs and adventurers are also sure to love the chance to delve into the majestic landscapes of the Parque Nacional del Este, which is home to over 400 caves, including Cueva del Puente, the only cave to contain ancient Taino pictographs. The cave also features dramatic stalagmites and stalactites and is a sight not to be missed if you can help it.

What is the currency in the Dominican Republic?                     

The official currency is the Dominican peso (DOP).

How long does it take to fly to the Dominican Republic?

Non-stop flights from Gatwick to Punta Cana last 9 hours and 15 minutes.

What is the time difference in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic is 4 hours behind London.

When is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic?

The most popular time for tourists to visit is the period between January and April, so if you want to beat the crowds and find some more affordable deals why not visit during the shoulder season, September to December, or in May and June – before hurricane season starts in July.

What language is spoken in the Dominican Republic?

Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, though the local way of speaking it is known as Dominicanese for its unique accent and elements.

 

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Experience the rock-star treatment at the vibrant and stylish Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Set on the stunning beachfront in Bavaro, the world-famous hotel offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and secluded lagoon.

Climate

Dominican Republic has a tropical climate, with warm weather throughout the year. The Dominican Republic tends to have two rainy seasons: a heavy raining season which runs from May through to August and then another one from November to December. It is not uncommon for hurricanes to occur in these periods.

Other than the rain, the weather in the Dominican Republic is fairly stable. The average temperature throughout the year tends to fluctuate around 30 degrees. The lowest average temperature is around 30 degrees, whilst the highest average temperature is around 32 degrees.

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Apr 31°c
May 31°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 32°c
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Nov 31°c
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