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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Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

There are 572 million Spanish speakers in the world, of which 477 million are native speakers. Spanish has the second-most native speakers in the world, after Mandarin, and it’s one of the most studied languages. It’s no surprise it’s so common. Centuries of conquest and colonization spread the language throughout the Americas and beyond—even to Read more...: Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

The Best Places for Scuba Diving and Kiteboarding in the Caribbean

The Best Places for Scuba Diving and Kiteboarding in the Caribbean

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December 12, 2019

Some of the best spots in the world to go kite boarding and windsurfing, as well as scuba diving and snorkeling, are within a short flight of the U.S. Moreover, lessons, equipment rental, accommodation, entertainment, food, and transportation are a fraction of the cost of what you could expect to pay in the U.S...

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

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June 18, 2019

“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...