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Dominican Republic

Ultimate guide (April 2024)
Dominicana is a country with the best beaches in the Caribbean. Dominican beaches feature a lot of palms. Such landscapes are rare in other Caribbean islands. There are also notable attractions in the inner lands - waterfalls, mountain hiking and many more. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This island ranks #3 of the "Best islands in the Caribbean"
Rating: 9.1 - 397 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 18.905914, -70.148563
See also: Best beaches in Dominican Republic

Hotels [edit]

Most common option is "all inclusive" hotels. Also cheap apartments with kitchens and other specific types of accommodations are available in tourist areas.

How to get there [edit]

Main airports in Dominican republic: Punta Cana international airport (PUJ), Santo Domingo international airport (SDQ) and Puerto Plata international airport (POP).

It is convenient to use a taxi, which is relatively inexpensive. For example, a trip from south to north of the country can cost $100.

To move between the small towns you may use minibuses (shuttle buses). Locals call them gua-gua. One ride costs a few dollars. Bus stations are called parada.

There is also good bus transport system in the country. We recommend Caribe Tours and Metro companies. Buses are brand new, and travel from one end of the country to another will cost about $10.

Though all prices given above are in U.S. dollars and, it's better to have local money (peso) when traveling around the country.

When to go [edit]

Feel free to relax in Dominicana any time of year. The sea is warmest in summer, but the heat is the most intense as well. And there is also a hurricane season from June to October. On the other side, the winter weather is more comfortable, but seawater at the northern coast is too cold.

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