The Dominican Republic is a part of the Caribbean, and occupies two thirds of the Caribbean Hispaniola Island. It is renamed to its white sandy beaches and a breathtaking scenery. The Dominican Republic was explored by Columbus, and the island became a landing point for future Spanish conquests. Now after so many years, the island still offers visitors with historic sites and beautiful island views.
Visiting any Caribbean island you expect the climate to become tropical; and the same is true of Dominican Republic, where the climate is moderate with seasonal precipitation. Due to its location, the island pumps with hurricanes around the year, which can cause flooding. The country is surrounded by rugged plains and grassy mountains that contribute to the beauty of the islands. Some of the famous towns on the island are Santo Domingo, which is the capital together with higuey; Puerto Pala, Punta Cana and Juan Dolio. The capital Santo Domingo is quite famous among travelers, and its beaches are filled with holidaymakers all year round.
You can get here by plane and land in Santo Domingo at "La Isabela Airport, which receives flights from other Caribbean islands. Most of you are going to take charter flights from other Caribbean islands to come to the Dominican Republic. For most of the visitors admission tickets are free, but you must purchase a tourist card on arrival detailing your stay information. Once in the capital you can rent taxis or rent cars that will take you to your nearby hotels. In use here are the Dominican pesos that you can change at the airport. There are different car rentals available to tourists, with Hertz, Avis etc. Delivering quality service. Fuel here is expensive and can add to your total rental price. You can also reach the country on boats and cruises that run from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands to the capital Santo Domingo. Other options include buses or lorries that you can rent; these can take you easy around the island with ease even if you have to take care of your luggage during any prolonged movement.
People and Accommodation
Most of these are friendly and speak Spanish; Since it is a tourist destination, you will find a few English-speaking people. The locations are quite useful and would be willing to help if you are polite with them. Some of the people also speak French, as some Haitians also stay here. Accommodation is not that big problem if you have booked your rooms and hotel earlier.
Food and Shopping
Food here looks like other Caribbean islands with spices and fruits that make up the main flavor. Seafood is also readily available, and many dishes consist of fish and other marine animals. Shopping is also fun in Santo Domingo, as there are different places to buy local crafts. You can buy lots of cheap gifts here, which are mostly made of local materials. Some stores also sell branded goods, but they are very expensive.
Finally, you should be aware that malaria is a problem in the Dominican Republic and you should always make decisions against this and other diseases. Try to cover yourself with clothes on your entire sleeve at night to protect yourself against any mosquito attack.