Looking for a family destination, a place to sit, relax and enjoy the sun or perhaps play a game or two of golf?? Why not travel to the Dominican Republic, a country that offers all and much more.
The Dominican Republic offers an array of water themed parks and beach destination for anyone. It is the place where you can enjoy cascading down the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua.
Climate: The Dominican Republic enjoys a tropical climate all year round, with average temperatures ranging from 19° to 34° C. The coldest season is between November and April, and the hottest season is between May and October. August is the hottest month.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? WHEN IS THE RAINY SEASON?
The Dominican Republic is surrounded by almost 1,000 miles (1,576 km) of coastline on its north, east and southern borders and the climate is tropical. Noontime temperatures range from 80 – 90 F (27 – 32 C), and can fall to 64 – 73 F (18 and 23 C) during the winter.
Because we are in the tropics, it is hard to say if and when there is a rainy season. Rains are usually short lasting.
WHEN IS THE HURRICANE SEASON?
The Atlantic Basin Hurricane season begins on 1 June, and extends to 30 November.
In the Dominican Republic, this is the summer and early fall season when the weather is sunny with some cloudiness and occasional rain showers, which tend to fall in the late afternoon or at night.
Historically, most hurricanes have occurred in the month of September. Take note that the Dominican Republic is a large country. This means that while one coast may be affected, another may be completely unscathed by the storm.
Full name: Dominican Republic
Population: 9,445,281 (2010 Census)
Capital: Santo Domingo.
Language: Spanish is the official language, however, you’ll be surprised how many hotel and tourist destination employees speak English, French, German and Italian.
Currency: Dominican Peso (RD$)
Government Type: The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy. The Constitution does not allow for consecutive re-election.
Electricity: 110 volts, the same as in the United States and Canada.
Visas: Tourist cards, available upon arrival for US$10, are issued to foreign visitors from Australia.
Area: Total – 48,442 km2 (130th), 18,704 sq mi
Tips: It is customary to give an additional 10% for good service.
Smoking: Not allowed in most restaurants, clubs and enclosed premises.
Calling Code: 809, 829, 849
Religion: 68.9% Roman Catholic, 18.2% Evangelical, 1.6% no religion and 2.3% others