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.

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Cabarete is a coastal haven on the north coast of Hispaniola, the island that the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti. Although it first gained attention as one of the world’s premier spots for kiteboarding and windsurfing, Cabarete has much more to offer visitors and expats. Year-round warm weather, a lower cost of living, friendly locals...