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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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...

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.