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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to the Dominican Republic

Essential Information US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving. DOMINICAN …

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How to Get to the Dominican Republic

Airports and airlines: Las Américas, Santo Domingo (SDQ), Punta Cana (PUJ) serving Bávaro and Punta Cana; Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón (POP); Santiago’s Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao (STI); El Catey (AZS), Samaná; La Romana (LRM), Casa de Campo. Serving Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Jamaica, American Airlines, Continental, COPA, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Spirit, US Airways, and Caribbean Airlines …

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How to Get Around the Dominican Republic

Car rentals are easy to find around the airports, but you must be at least 25 years old and will have to leave a credit card deposit. Driving in the Dominican Republic is not for the faint of heart. Although the highways are good, traffic is erratic and police along the way more likely to solicit bribes than keep things …

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Where to Stay in the Dominican Republic

67,000 rooms, 66% occupancy. Overview The DR is all-inclusive, budget beach heaven, with Secrets, Barcelo, Dreams and Iberostar fighting it out with some great offerings in Punta Cana on the south coast and Puerto Plata on the north coast. Deals Nearly all the tourism arrivals to the DR come on package deals, with flights and accommodation included. Booked online, these …

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What to Eat & Drink in the Dominican Republic

At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the …

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Where to Go in the Dominican Republic

The seemingly endless stretches of palm-fringed beach touted in the tourist brochures are most heavily associated with Punta Cana in the southeast of the island, where most of the big all- inclusive resorts are, and Puerto Plata in the north, while Sammana is also gathering momentum as a hip tropical getaway. In the capital, Santo Domingo, the concentration of New …

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