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Things to do on Dominican Republic Vacations
With an annual average temperature of 25° C (77° F) the climate of the Dominican Republic makes the beautiful beaches enjoyable nearly year round. Punta Plata on the North Coast in particular is extremely popular for their golden beaches and plethora of water activities, and Punta Cana on the eastern tip of the island is a beach lover’s dream with its serene, ivory white beaches. Playa Bavaro. Cabarete, La Romana, Samana and Santo Domingo all have great beaches to enjoy as well.
The Dominican Republic has a wide variety of fun-filled, exhilarating activities to enjoy on Dominican Republic vacations. There are many 18-hole golf courses where you can hit the links, thrill seekers can find extreme sports such as kayaking, hiking, white water rafting and parasailing, and of course there is every water sport and activity you can think of, including deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing and more. Whether you are interested in singles trips or Dominican Republic family vacations, you will never be short on things to do.
The Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo offers some of the best local arts, crafts, Dominican cigars, rum, and coffee. Most shops and boutiques are located around the Plaza de la Catedral and in Calle del Conde.
Founded in 1496, Santo Domingo is the oldest capital in the New World, and its many historic buildings are quite a sight to see. There are many museums in the city that highlight its culture and history, including the Plaza de la Hispanidad, the private Museo Bellapar, and the Museo de Arte Moderno.
Restaurants and Nightlife
On most Dominican Republic all-inclusive vacations the resorts will feature local specialties (rice and beans and grilled seafood) with more international flavors meant to appeal to tourists, but some of the best food can be found right on the beach where locals serve fresh grilled fish, shrimp, lobster, or whatever else is caught that day from makeshift stands. Some of the best nightlife can be found in Santo Domingo which hosts nearly 20 casinos and a number of discotheques and bars.
Things to Know
Flying time to the Dominican Republic from:
Toronto: About 4 ½ hours
Montreal: About 5 hours
Calgary: About 6 hours ½ hours
Vancouver: About 7 hours ½ hours
Spanish, though English is widely spoken in tourist areas
Sub-tropical; average temperatures range from 25° C (77° F) in January to 30° C (86° F) in July
Same as in Canada and the U.S.
Canadians taking vacations to the Dominican Republic must purchase a tourist card, at a cost of $10 US, which is valid for 30 days. It is strongly recommended that all Canadians be in possession of a valid Canadian passport while abroad as well. For direct air travel to the Dominican Republic, Canadian tourists are only required to be in possession of valid official photo ID and proof of citizenship as well as a return airline ticket.
All other nationalities going on Dominican Republic vacations please consult a vacation specialist or the Dominican consulate at 1-888-494-5050.
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