The Dominican Republic is Just a Click Away

  • Population

    10 million people

  • Location

    Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region

  • Shopping

    Rum, cigars, jewelry with semi-precious stones like amber, sculptures, traditional dolls, paintings, statues, clothes, bags or foods like coffee, vanilla or chocolate.

Bavaro, located on the East Coast of The Dominican Republic was originally developed as a town for resort workers from Punta Cana. Bavaro quickly become a holiday resort in its own right when hotels started springing up along its tropical eastern coast. Ideally situated on the famous Costa del Coco (Coconut Coast) and known for its six miles of pristine, sandy white beaches and shimmering crystal waters, Bavaro has vast stretches of beaches that rarely experience overcrowding. This makes it ideal for everyone to have their own piece of holiday paradise when they visit.

Many of the resorts offer loads of exciting daytime activities and water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, waterskiing and parasailing, as well as golfing, sightseeing and more!

Great Flights

Flying these days is simple. If your local airport is an international airport and you’re flying internationally, that will most likely save you some time. If your local airport isn’t an international airport, be prepared for the travel time to be a bit longer.

Extra Luggage

Think carefully when packing. You might not need so much, many of your days will be spent relaxing in the sun. Depending on which airline you fly, extra fees might apply for additional suitcases.

Cancellation Policies

Make sure to ask us about trip insurance. You might not think it’s worth it, sometimes things come up that are inevitable. The small investment could save you a huge headache as well as a saved expense!

About The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western one-third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area after Cuba, 18,705 sq miles.

For more adventurous travellers, a trip off the not-so-beaten track to the nearby town of Cortecito, the only fishing village left on this stretch, is an absolute must. This little village, known as the downtown area of Punta-Cana-Bavaro, where friendly local vendors can be found selling heir wares along the edges of palm-fringed beaches, is frequently mostly by backpackers and independent European travelers intent on having a truly authentic Dominican experience.

Passport & Visa Information

All passports must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay.  It is highly recommended that travelers always have six months validity on their passports after departure.  If departing from the United States a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.

Most visas can be extended up to a total of 180 days per calendar year.

Learn more about passports here.

The Language

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. The local variant of Spanish is called Dominican Spanish, which closely resembles other Spanish vernaculars in the Caribbean and the Canarian Spanish. In addition, it borrowed words from indigenous Caribbean languages particular to the island of Hispaniola. Haitian Creole is the largest minority language in the Dominican Republic and is spoken by Haitian immigrants and their descendants.

Odds & Ends

Time Zone: Standard Time Caribbean (UTC – 4:00)

World Clock

Currency: The currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso. US dollars and traveller’s cheques are easily exchanged. Only exchange money at banks or official exchange offices (casas de cambio). UK credit cards and debit cards will usually work in ATMs. Take great care when withdrawing cash at an ATM. Credit card cloning and identity theft are common. It’s generally much safer to use cash.

Electricity: Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as U.S./Canada, most other areas are 220-240 Volts)