Dominican Republic Fast Facts

Dominican Republic

Population: 10,219,630

Capital City: Santo Domingo

Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall

Time Zone: GMT-4

Language: Spanish (official)

The Dominican Republic: Easy Caribbean Living

The beaches in the Dominican Republic are long expanses of fine white sand that stretch out along the coast. The blue-green waters are excellent for diving, swimming, surfing, and wind surfing.

From the Archives of Dominican Republic Articles

I Don’t Have a Car, I Don’t Have a Watch

I Don’t Have a Car, I Don’t Have a Watch

Daily Postcard
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October 6, 2018

“I came here on vacation and quickly realized this is where I needed to be,” says Kathy Pow. She lives in Cabarete, a small beach town on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. With two international airports nearby, in Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros, it’s fairly easy to get to and from North America, with many direct flights from the major cities there....

The 3 Best Islands for a Caribbean Dream Home

The 3 Best Islands for a Caribbean Dream Home

Dreamy, silky-soft beaches that run for miles. The warm, turquoise waves of the Caribbean Sea. A hammock stretched underneath a coconut palm, rocked by the afternoon breeze... There are many reasons why so many folks are in love with the idea of owning a home on a Caribbean island. But with thousands of islands scattered across the Caribbean, which one should you go for?

Run Your Own Beach Bar Overseas

Run Your Own Beach Bar Overseas

Beach Living
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January 28, 2017

As a busy carpenter and contractor in his native Canada, Steve Quinn relished his regular trips to Costa Rica to relax and unwind on the beach. After six years of short visits, he decided to make this beach lifestyle permanent. He took over a beach bar and restaurant in Tamarindo, a funky surf town on the country's northern Pacific coast. He's leasing the property for three years, with an option to buy, which is a great way to test the waters without committing to purchasing property right off the bat.