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.

Real Estate in Las Terrenas: A Beach Home in the Dominican Republic

Real Estate in Las Terrenas: A Beach Home in the Dominican Republic

For many in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, the Dominican Republic is a go-to Caribbean vacation destination. Just under 6.2 million tourists visited the country in 2017 (2 million of those from the U.S.)—that's a 3.9% jump from the previous year...

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

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

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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....

Do You Have the Right to a Second Passport?

Do You Have the Right to a Second Passport?

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March 23, 2017

You may not have considered it, but you may have a right to become a citizen of more than one country—and doing so could change your life for the better. Under U.S. law, upheld by several U.S. Supreme Court decisions, “dual citizenship” (holding a second citizenship) does not jeopardize U.S. citizenship.

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

Skip Winter and Live Part Time in the Caribbean for $1,000 a Month

For six months of the year, Owen Hughes spends his days wandering down to palm-tree-lined Sosua Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic. Sitting at a table in the shade of the palm trees, or enjoying the occasional swim or snorkel in the warm, turquoise water is a nice contrast to the cold winters back in Ontario.