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The Dominican Republic boasts a vast array of stunning scenery and bustling towns that will keep you exploring for the duration of your holiday. Over the years the island has developed a distinctive and vibrant culture with a spicy Latin flavour.

Travelling inland from the idyllic tropical coast you’ll find a magnificent landscape where dense jungles encircle towering rocky mountains. The majestic scenery is bathed in glorious year-round sunshine that has made the country a favourite destination for those seeking a bit of winter sun.

There’s a whole host of different accommodation to choose from; whether you’re looking for luxury all inclusive beach resorts or great value self-catering villas. Search today and experience one of the most colourful countries the Caribbean has to offer.

The Dominican people fuse intense flavours from the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean to create a truly unique national cuisine.

 

The national dish is a spicy chicken stew known as Sancocho. The locals see Sancocho as a social event, often making enough to feed family, friends, neighbours, quite frankly anyone within reach of the Sancocho’s tantalising aromas.

 

Dominicans love their beer and rum, which are found everywhere from fancy restaurants to beach bars and street stalls. If you’re feeling adventurous why not try Mama Juana – an ancient Native American blend of herbs soaked for days in sumptuous mixture of honey and rum.

Like most of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers a huge range of water-sports that take advantage of the beautiful tropical waters off its coast. However, what really sets the Dominican Republic apart is the combination of a beautiful coastline with a remarkable interior.

 

One of our favourite ways to pick a route through the country’s dense interior is with a visit to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. Damajagua is a series of falls, rock-pools and cliffs set amongst thick rainforest. Skilled guides will help you traverse your way up the falls, with all of the necessary safety equipment provided. The real fun however is to be had on the way back down where you will be able to jump and slide your way down through the various falls and pools like a giant natural water slide!

 

Those after a bit of urban adventure will love exploring the capital city of Santo Domingo. The sprawling city is said to be the oldest in the New World and blends ornate European architecture with Caribbean hospitality and a South American party vibe. Taking a stroll through the city you will undoubtedly notice the presence of the Dominican Republic’s unofficial religion, baseball. Head to the Estadio Quisqueya to see a passion for the game that rivals any city in the USA.

Holiday Resorts in Dominican Republic

Top Holiday Resorts In Dominican Republic

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Playa Dorada

For those who are looking for a life of luxury and leisure, Playa Dorada's stunning beaches are supplemented by exceptional resorts and facilities including a shopping plaza, casinos and a plethora of watersports.

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Puerto Plata

A holiday destination steeped in history, culture and offering dreamlike coastlines and vibrant town life, Puerto Plata is an ideal Caribbean destination.

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Punta Cana

Punta Cana's 50 miles of palm-fringed, golden coastline are considered some of the best in the world.

Location of Dominican Republic

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Dominican Peso
  • Time Difference from UK: -4
  • Flight time: London: 9-10 hours
  • When to go: November to April