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Tropical beaches, surf breaks, magnificent mountain landscapes and a friendly welcome await visitors to this island destination in the heart of the Caribbean Sea.

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic shares its idyllic island setting with Haiti. Find striking mountain peaks, verdant rainforests and colonial heritage cities bordered by gorgeous beaches. It is believed that the Taíno people inhabited the island since the 7th century. In 1492, Christopher Columbus established the Americas’ first European settlement here.

Santo Domingo is the Dominican Republic’s fascinating capital. Explore colonial landmarks, shop for semiprecious stones, visit museums and watch passionate baseball games. Stroll along the waterfront in Malecón, home to cafés, live music bars and traditional “merengue” clubs. Just under a 2-hour drive from the capital is Concepción de la Vega, a city famous for hosting the country’s liveliest carnival.

Many visitors go directly to the beach resorts, with good reason. On the southeast coast are Bávaro and Punta Cana, both home to white-sand beaches, all-inclusive hotel complexes and superb golf courses. Visit the Jaragua National Park, on the island’s southwest Barahona Peninsula, to discover secluded beaches.

On the north coast you’ll find Playa Dorada, a complex of hotels, swimming pools, restaurants and bars. Nearby, find Puerto Plata, where the beach meets Victorian-era architecture. The beaches of Cabarete present excellent windsurfing and kite-surfing conditions. Some of the island’s most appealing coastline is at Samaná Peninsula, including the palm-fringed Playa Rincón. Spot humpback whales from the peninsula in winter or swim with the majestic mammals at Silver Bank.

There’s more to the Dominican Republic than beaches, though. Hike to the summit of Pico Duarte in the Cordillera Central mountain range. Spot crocodiles and iguanas at Enriquillo Lake. Ride on horseback to the waterfalls of Jarabacoa.

Reach the Dominican Republic via one of six international airports on the island. Get around using public buses or taxis. Cars, scooters and bicycles are available for rent. The country has balmy average temperatures of 77°F (25°C), although hurricanes are possible from August to September. Adventure, history and relaxation with year-round sunshine make the Dominican Republic a popular vacation choice.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Dominican Republic?

A: Step up your adventure with a rental car. Whether you're soaking up everything that Santo Domingo has to offer or heading out into the wider Peravia area, having your own car lets you do your holiday your way. Santiago de los Caballeros and and its surrounding region are also best explored from the driver's seat. So what are you waiting for? Have a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Dominican Republic and see if something catches your eye.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: The following airports service most of the international flights into and out of Dominican Republic:

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: Dominican Republic has plenty of options for all kinds of budgets. If you're after a break from the everyday, you'll find plenty of hotels. Apartments, villas and all-inclusive hotels are also popular with visitors.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: That depends on what kind of escape you want. Opt for a hotel and flight, or car, flight and hotel, or hotel and car — or any of these individually. You can also throw in some experiences and attractions.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Dominican Republic?

A: We'll let you in on a secret — it's our holiday packages. By booking your Flights, Hotels and Experiences with the help of Expedia, you'll score discounts that you'll want to brag about. It's as simple as that. Not ready to finalize that hotel or car just yet? No problem. You'll be able to add them to your existing booking at any time and still get access to impressive discounts. For example, how does up to 42% off selected hotels sound?

Q: What are the best things to do in Dominican Republic?

A: You'll have ample options — Agora Mall, National Theatre and Sambil Santo Domingo are some to start. These well-known attractions are located in Santo Domingo.

Salto Jimenoa Dos, Palacio Consistorial and Salto Baiguate Waterfall are worth checking out if Santiago de los Caballeros is where you're going to be basing yourself.

Let's not forget about Puerto Plata. Here, we'd recommend heading to Isabel De Torres National Park, Playa Preciosa and Malecón De Puerto Plata.




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Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive

Carretera El Maca, Punta Cana, Punta Cana
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Check in was fast. The Resort is nice and clean. Room was nice and had great closet space. Yossi did a great job eveyday with cleaning our room and leaving plenty of towels. Fridge was stocked everyday with beverages. Enjoyed the pool did not feel crowded, chairs were always available. Beach was ...

    Barceló Santo Domingo Rs5,217
    Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020
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    Barceló Santo Domingo

    Barceló Santo Domingo

    Maximo Gomez-Esq 27 de Febrero, PO Box 1915, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Loved this 5 star hotel. I will definitely be coming back soon. Loved everything about this place. Book with confidence. The luxury about this place is top dollar.

      Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive Rs25,899
      Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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      Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive

      Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive

      Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The property was very nice. There was a lot to do and a lot of things going on. The buffet food was good but not great. On the other hand the restaurants had very good food and very nice atmosphere. Definitely was enough food and the service was very good. The beach was very Nice, plenty of area ...

        Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma
        Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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        Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma

        Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Gourmet All Inclusive by Karisma

        Uvero Alto, Punta Cana
           
          4.2 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          I liked the beach and the beach amenities. You have to reserve things a day ahead of time if you want a cabana, and the towel areas have the sports equipment to borrow. The water park is for 8-9 years of age and under. The shows and characters are great. The staff is friendly.

          Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
          Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020
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          Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

          Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

          Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            I love everything about this resort. Second time coming back and I would go again. Even with the Corona outbreak majestic still made me feel like home.

            Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive Rs29,903
            Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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            Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive

            Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive

            Boulevard Turístico Del Este Km 28, #74, Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Always love staying there The food is great and staff very friendly and helpful

              Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive
              Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020
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              Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive

              Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive

              Bavaro, Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
                 
                4.4 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Phenomenal property. I went in March 2020 during the corona pandemic and I must say that it was a wonderful experience. The staff was really treat at this place. They were awesome. Me and a friend went and booked the junior suite with Jacuzzi over looking the pool on the second floor. We had a partial ...

                Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Rs11,206
                Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020
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                Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

                Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

                Carretera La Romana-Higuey, La Romana, La Romana
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Staff was very attentive, grounds were clean and the food was good. The supermarket at the marina was well stocked and had great prices

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