Sun and Beach, a destination opened to the world

CULTURE, VALUES AND NATIONAL SYMBOLS

Sun and Beach, a destination opened to the world

The North Coast has many and very beautiful beaches that are ideal for water sports

Dominican Republic is recognized as one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean. Obviously, there are many reasons for this massive arrival of tourists, including having quality infrastructure with first-class services and venues for holding events and activities of all kinds. The country is well known for having a tempting package of touristic offers, and especially possessing great hotel infrastructure along its entire coast, which offers tourists a varied experience of relaxation, recreation and discoveries, along the most beautiful beaches of the world.
 
The North Coast has many and very beautiful beaches that are ideal for water sports, notably Cabarete, a forever young, tempting and dynamic destination, where the winds coming from the Atlantic have favored the development of sports like surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding, paddle boarding and more. 
 
Although, when the goal is relaxation and enjoyment, the North Coast has a wide hotel offer, golf courses, safaris, landscapes, cities full of history and tradition and much more. You can discover destinations like Montecristi, and La Isabela, spot where sailors had their first encounter with the Old World; Puerto Plata and all its charms, Playa Dorada, Sosua, Cabarete, Rio San Juan, Playa Grande, Nagua until you arrive to the beautiful Samana Peninsula and its beautiful scenes populated by tall coconut trees and the blossoming coast of Las Terrenas. These and more beaches await to be discovered.
 
The Southern Coast continues from Punta Aljibe, across from touristic Saona Island, up to the mouth of the Pedernales River at the western end of the province of Pedernales, bordering Haiti. Along this coast are important cities, being the main one Great Santo Domingo, but as sun and beach destinations we have Dominicus, Casa de Campo, La Romana, San Pedro de Macoris, and Boca Chica; which have a low, flat coast with wide cliffs and sandy beaches usually connected to river mouths. In this coastline, towards the west of Santo Domingo, there are beaches such as Palenque, Nizao, Salinas, and the wonderful seashore full of dunes in Baní and Palmar de Ocoa. Further south, in Barahona, we find the beaches of El Quemaito, La Cienega, Los Patos, San Rafael, until we reach Bahia de las Aguilas, one of the most beautiful beaches of the south.
 
The East Coast is perhaps the best known by tourists coming to the island. It is where the largest hotel complexes are and new investments are permanently being projected to expand the offer in this tourist spot that amazes locals and foreigners. This coast is dominated by low reliefs and a series of coastal lagoons interrupted by sandy beaches of great tourist attraction. In addition, noteworthy on the south coast of Samana Bay up to Los Haitises is an extensive karst system, the largest of the Antilles. South of Cabo Engaño, which is the easternmost point of the country, there is a steep coastal reef occasionally interrupted by sandy beaches.
 
On this coast you can discover extraordinary locations in towns and destinations like Sabana de la Mar, Miches, Uvero Alto, Macao, Bavaro, Punta Cana and Boca de Yuma.
 
No matter which destination you choose, the point of the compass simply points toward the Dominican Republic, as the destination to be discovered.
  • POPULATION
    10.41 MILLION
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
    SPANISH
  • CURRENCY
    DOMINICAN PESO
  • AREA
    48,670 SQ. KM
  • GOVERNMENT
    PRESIDENTIAL REPUBLIC
  • CLIMATE
    PREDOMINANTLY TROPICAL
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is located in the eastern part of Hispaniola Island, occupying two thirds of the territory, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. It is the second largest island in the Caribbean region.
 
FOUNDING FATHERS. Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sanchez and Matias Ramon Mella are the most important representatives of the fight for independence and national sovereignty who constituted the patriotic secret society “La Trinitaria” that promised to “implement a free, sovereign republic, independent from any foreign domination”.
 
SHIELD. Created at the time of the proclamation of independence. It has a Bible in the center and is surrounded by an olive branch and a palm branch. A blue ribbon on the shield says: “God, Country, Freedom” and a red underneath says: “Dominican Republic”.
 
FLAG. Conceived by Juan Pablo Duarte and made by Concepción Bona and María Trinidad Sánchez during the period of independence. It was raised for the first time on February 27, 1844 by Francisco del Rosario Sanchez.
NATIONAL ANTHEM. It was composed by Jose Reyes and written by Emilio Prud’Homme. First sung in 1897 and officially since 1934, it highlights the values that characterize an arduous, worthy and willing to fight nation to permanently improve the living conditions of its people.
 
CULTURE. Dominican cultural life presents a strong fusion product of the mixing of Spanish, African and American Indian. These roots can be seen in the cultural expressions and folklore, especially with great force in music, which is filled with cheerful and earthy rhythms such as merengue and bachata, which are heard around the world.