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

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and sand, these islands are great for a vacation. But move there? Most folks assume it’s just too expensive and don’t give it another thought.

Can You Really Bag a Beach Home for $78,000?

Can You Really Bag a Beach Home for $78,000?

For most folks, the perfect way to start a day is with a stroll on the sand or a dip in the ocean. Owning a beach home so that they can do it every day is at the top of many wish lists. Many people think they can't afford to do that. Understandable: When you take the limited supply of beach property and combine it with strong demand, what do you get? Sky-high sticker prices. But you can still bag a beach bargain in some overseas destinations

Earn $20,000 a Year From This Home in Paradise

Earn $20,000 a Year From This Home in Paradise

Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic is a special hidden place where miles of beach weave their way around verdant elevated points. The sands are tan in places, white in other. The turquoise waters break in white explosions offshore where they meet reef. French and Italian pioneers came to this charming little place before the rest of the outside world had found it. They came in search of adventure...the perfect beach...and friendly local neighbors to share it with.

Seven Things for Expats to do in the Dominican Republic

Seven Things for Expats to do in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination of all the Caribbean islands. And while it’s best known as a vacation destination—a place to unwind and let the stresses of the world melt away—some are making this tropical paradise their full-time home. Two Dominican Republic coastal havens popular with expats are Cabarete and Las Terrenas. They’re culturally vibrant places where you’ll meet expats from more than 50 countries.

Where to Get More for Your Dollar (and What to do if it Devalues…)

Where to Get More for Your Dollar (and What to do if it Devalues…)

Countries
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October 3, 2013

You ain’t nothin but a hound dog...cryin’ all the time... Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit... And you ain't no friend of mine... Elvis was in the house last night. Young Elvis. Dressed in a nicely tailored black suit with a white, open-collared shirt, he serenaded our VIP readers over cocktails in the 20th-floor penthouse here at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. As I wandered through the crowd yesterday evening, I was pleased to hear that—the occasional Elvis recollection aside—the conversations had turned to the details shared thus far about the world’s best retirement destinations.

Affordable Caribbean Escapes

Affordable Caribbean Escapes

Beach Living
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January 29, 2013

The tops of the palms wave cheerily in the breeze like giant green feather dusters against a soft blue, cloudless sky. I’m bobbing contentedly in the warm turquoise waters looking back at the beach, its silky white sands speckled with tiny seashells. Despite it being mid-summer I’m the only one swimming in this small cove...the only one enjoying this flawless slice of beach this morning.

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