The Dominican Republic is where the European colonization of the Americas first began which would change the trajectory of the world. In addition to being the first European colony, it would also suffer the first genocide of Tainos and the first arrival of an enslaved African which ignited the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. This impactful history has also cultivated a unique cultural fusion of Afro-Indigenous-Iberian influences.MORE ABOUT US
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The Dominican Republic is where the European colonization of the Americas first began which would change the trajectory of the world. In addition to being the first European colony, it would also suffer the first genocide of Tainos and the first arrival of an enslaved African which ignited the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. This impactful history has also cultivated a unique cultural fusion of Afro-Indigenous-Iberian influences.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CULTURE & HISTORY
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The Dominican Republic is often referred to as mini-continent because the island is home to diverse types of climates and topographies ranging from arid desert to chilly pine-studded mountains.
THE DOMINICAN OUTDOORS
The “Dominican Republic has it all” is the country’s tourism slogan; and for good reason. We have desert dunes, freezing cold steppes, lush jungles, beaches, waterfalls and a little bit of everything else.20+ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WATERFALLS
The Dominican Alps
Hiking Pico Duarte – The Tallest Mountain in the Caribbean
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A trip to the Dominican Republic is incomplete without a visit to its capital and cultural center: Santo Domingo. Check out our Santo Domingo Guide for Travelers. And for those interested in a long term stay, here is a Beginner’s Guide to Moving to to Santo Domingo.
THE DOMINICAN CITIES
Dominican cities are home to some of our best museums, restaurants, and cultural events. They make for easy launching pads; perfect for day trips and easy Uber rides. Here are the top cities in the Dominican Republic to visit.best boutique hotels in the dominican republic
PUNTA CANA TRAVEL GUIDES
Punta Cana can be so much more than just the resorts Here are a few of our favorite things to do and places to visit in Punta Cana + day trips.Best luxury resorts in the dominican republic
Dominican Republic Safety
Outside of major cities (Santo Domingo and Santiago), the Dominican Republic is relatively safe. It is important to always use common sense, of course.
Currency & Exchange
The Dominican Republic uses the Dominican peso. It’s very easy to exchange your American dollars in the Dominican Republic or withdraw dollars from an ATM
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Visit Haiti From the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic shares an island with the beautiful country of Haiti. Don’t miss a trip to the other side of the island to enjoy its delicious food, rich heritage, and beautiful natural wonders.HAITI 3 DAY TRIP from dr