Why visit the Dominican Republic?

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Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities. Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse- pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

The #1 destination for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America, Dominican Republic delights visitors with 25 designer golf courses amid breathtaking coastlines with mountain backdrops and lush green fairways. With so many beautiful natural settings like romantic waterfalls, breathtaking coasts and idyllic accommodations,

Dominican Republic is a top destination for weddings and romance. Many world class-resorts and hotels also cater to meetings and incentive groups who flock to Dominican Republic for excellent, friendly service and dynamic meeting venues.

Dominican Republic offers a fantastic combination of environments to capture your imagination and refresh the soul. And with eight international airports, paradise has never been easier to explore. We invite you to discover our breathtaking island sanctuary and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This is a list of the top reasons why you should discover this Caribbean paradise!

  • Dominican Republic hotel rates are among the best in the Caribbean.
  • You get a very good value for your money.
  • A big island with breathtaking landscapes and beaches.
  • Friendly, hospitable and easygoing Dominicans assures an enjoyable stay.
  • Warm and pleasant climate makes this a good destination all year around.
  • We are here and will make a difference with a well organized event.
  • Music to get you dancing.
  • Diving, sailing, fishing, river rafting, hiking Pico Duarte, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
  • Every year during spring, about 10,000 Humpback whales travel to Samana Bay to spawn. You can take a boat trip to an unforgettable event.

Water

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Tap water is not drinkable because it is not purified. All hotels and restaurants that you might book through us serve purified water and ice.

All our tours are Crystallized. Also all all-inclusive hotels we work with are crystallized. This means that all their food and beverage is supervised in terms of health and safety by an outside, independent specialist.

ONLY TRAVEL IN STYLE GUARANTEES THAT ALL TOURS AND EXCURSIONS ARE CRYSTALLIZED.

Otherwise, we recommend that you only consume bottled water which can be purchased in most hotel shops or local supermarkets.

Waterfall

Visa & Departure Tax

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  • Non residents of the Dominican Republic have to buy a tourist card. This costs USD 10.00 and can be bought at all airports on arrival.
  • Preferred payment is US Dollars cash.
  • There is also a USD 20.00 departure tax when leaving the country.
  • Most airlines have the departure tax included in the ticket.


The nationals of the following countries do not need visa or tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic:
Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, Uruguay.

The nationals of the following countries just need a tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Slovakia, Slovenia, El Salvador, Spain, Finland, France (including French Guyana, Martinique, Guadalupe and Reunion), Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, San Vincent and Grenadines, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, UK, United States (including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Hawaii), Venezuela.

If you are unsure about the requirements for your nationality, send us a mail and we will check with the Dominican authorities.

To buy a tourist card go here

Vegetarian and all inclusive

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I am a vegetarian, will I find something to eat?

This is a question we get asked very often. The truth is that Oh yes, all inclusive hotel buffet are very good for vegetarians as you can see the food and only serve what you want. Many hotels also have a special healthy buffet as well as the normal buffet.

Fish is served every day in most hotels as an alternative if you do not want to eat meat.

In general it is easy to get a good meal without meat in the Dominican Republic as good vegetables and fresh fruit is available all year around. However most people here have very little understanding for a vegetarian life style. So, asking if the food contains meat products the answer will usually be a guess. Better check out the stuff yourself and thats were a buffet comes in handy.


A word of caution. Be careful with soups as they are almost always made with chicken stock.

Tobacco

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Any serious cigar amateur probably knows the Dominican Republic from the cigars.

It is no secret that when Fidel took over Cuba many prominent Cuban cigar families took their know how and fine seeds to the D.R. This infused more quality to an already tobacco producing island. Today the Dominican Republic is known throughout the world as a place where the cultivation and curing of tobacco and the manufacture of cigars is an art form.

There are cigar shops all over the place. Most hotels have a cigar market once a week when they invite cigar vendors to set up shop inside the hotel. Often they will roll cigars right there and then.

However if you are serious about cigars and it is part of coming here, you will be best off on the north coast (POP) where you will be close to the center of the island. This is where the best Tobacco is produced due to the fertility of its soil. The Cibao valley and the Santiago area is la creme de la creme for cigars. This is where the art form was developed and formed for centuries, from father to son.

We have weekly tours that visit well known cigar factories, so just let us know and we will set you up.

Contact us

Punta Cana office
Hotel H2, Friusa, Bavaro
Punta Cana
809 552 0184

Santo Domingo office
Diamond Mall, ave Los Proceres, Santo Domingo
809 616 3000

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