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

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.

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.

A Luxury Condo for Less on the Beautiful Beach

A Luxury Condo for Less on the Beautiful Beach

Investing
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July 4, 2014

Las Terrenas on the Dominican Republic's Samana peninsula is a little piece of paradise. It boasts 19 miles of walkable, public beach, palm trees, warm breezes, and stars so bright it feels like you could pluck them from the sky. This isn't a manufactured beach or resort. It's a laid-back, cultured getaway. In town, behind and between the palm trees, are chic cafés and restaurants run by French and Italian expats.