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Dominican Republic

Ultimate guide (November 2019)
Dominican Republic 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]

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This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in the Caribbean"
Rating: 9.2 - 181 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.

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How to get there [edit]

Main airports in Dominican republic: Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ), 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.

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When to go [edit]

Any time of year. In summer the sea is warmest, but also the most intense heat. And also there is a possibility of a hurricane from June to October. The winter weather is more comfortable.

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[2017-09-04] Lionel

Gua gua is a bus between towns. The only option for tourists at night is a taxi (from 50$).

But if in your hotel you buy a ticket to the night club, round trip from hotel to club and back is usually included in the ticket price.

[2017-09-04] Joan

What are the transportaions options in Punta Cana at night? Moto taxi, gua-gua, taxi? The distances between hotels and clubs are large, but taxi can be very expensive...

[2015-03-31] zest

Costa Rica is expensive but safe. Also Spanish language is the most good in Costa Rica.

Dominicana is cheap but not quite safe.

Cuba is cheap and safe, but their Spanish is not so good.

Guatemala is the most popular country in America to learn Spanish.

[2015-03-31] User

Learn Spanish language: Dominicana vs. Cuba vs. Costa Rica?

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