The Dominican Republic is part of the Caribbean and occupies two thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. It is renamed to its white sandy beaches and breathtaking natural scenery. The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus, and the island became the landing site for future Spanish discharges. Now after so many years, the island still provides visitors with historic sites and beautiful views of the island.
When you visit any Caribbean island you would expect the climate to be tropical; and the same applies to the Dominican Republic, where the climate is moderate with seasonal rainfall. Due to its location the island grows with hurricanes all year round, which can cause flooding. The country is surrounded by rugged plains and grassy mountains that add to the beauty of the islands. Some of the well-known cities on the island are Santo Domingo, which is the capital city along with the higuey; Puerto Pala, Punta Cana and Juan Dolio. The capital city of Santo Domingo is quite famous among travelers and its beaches are full of tourists all year round.
How to get here
Here you can get by plane and land in Santo Domingo at "La Isabela" airport, which accept flights from other Caribbean islands. You will usually need charter flights from other Caribbean islands to get to the Dominican Republic. For most visitors, the entrance visa is free of charge, but you need to purchase a tourist card upon arrival to provide detailed information about your residence information. Once you are in the capital, you can rent a taxi or rent a car that will take you to nearby hotels. The currency used here is the Dominican peso that you can change at the airport. For the tourists, various car rentals are available, with Hertz, Avis, etc. Providing quality service. Fuel here is expensive and can increase your total rental costs. You can also get to the country on boats and cruises that lead from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands to the capital of Santo Domingo. Other options include buses or trucks that you can rent; these can be easier to export around the island, although you have to take care of your luggage during any long-term movement.
People and accommodation
Most people here are friendly and speak Spanish; because it is a tourist destination, you will find a lot of English-speaking people. Locals are quite useful and willing to help if you are polite. Some people also speak French, as some Haiti remain. Accommodation is not such a big problem if you have booked your rooms and hotel earlier.
Food & Shopping
The food resembles the other Caribbean islands with spices and the fruit of the main flavor. Seafood is also easily available and many meals consist of fish and other marine creatures. Shopping is also fun in Santo Domingo because there are various places where you can buy local crafts. You can buy a lot of cheap gifts that are mostly made from local materials. Some shops also sell branded goods but are very expensive
Finally, you should know that malaria is a problem in the Dominican Republic and you must always decide against this and other diseases. Try to wear full-sleeved clothing during the night to prevent mosquito attacks.