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Dominican Republic Flag The Dominican Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana) is the 2nd Caribbean nation (after Cuba) in terms of both population and land area. The country is located on the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola, and shares a land border with Haiti which lies on the western half of the island.

The population of the Dominican Republic is estimated to be just over 10 million (as of 2009, about a quarter of whom lived in the metropolitan area of the country's capital and largest city, Santo Domingo.

The economy of the Dominican Republic is the largest, or the possibly the 2nd largest, of the Caribbean and central American region. The country is classified as an upper-middle income developing country, and economic growth has been swift in recent years. Services and tourism in particular have grown to become an important part of the country, but agriculture and mining remain important. Remittances from Dominicans living abroad also make a significant contribution to the national economy.

Dominican Republic Country Details


Country Name The Dominican Republic
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Dominican Republic Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Santo Domingo


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Lonely Planet Dominican Republic (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Kevin Raub

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Lonely Planet Dominican Republic (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or dance merengue till the wee hours at a Santiago bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Dominican Republic Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including cuisine, history, art, architecture, music, dance, sport, politics, landscapes, wildlife
  • Over 28 maps
  • Covers Santo Domingo, Playa Rincon, La Vega, Damajagua, Cabarete, Punta Cana, the Peninsula de Samana, Lago Enriquillo, Pico Duarte and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dominican Republic , our most comprehensive guide to the Dominican Republic, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg and Kevin Raub.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Moon Dominican Republic (Moon Travel Guides)
By Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel
Released: 2016-10-25
Paperback (392 pages)

Moon Dominican Republic (Moon Travel Guides)
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Frequent resident and world traveler Lebawit Lily Girma offers insider's tips along with a tourist perspective in Moon Dominican Republic. Girma covers the best of the Dominican Republic, including coverage of Puerto Plata, the Samaná Peninsula, Constanza, and Santo Domingo. Girma also offers intriguing sidebars about Dominicanisms, from colmados to traditional dances and syncretic beliefs. With unique and diverse travel strategies such as The Seven-Day Culture and Food Tour, finding the Best Beaches or adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures, Moon Dominican Republic gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
 
National Geographic Traveler: Dominican Republic, 3rd Edition
By Christopher Baker

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Released: 2017-02-07
Paperback (240 pages)

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This guide covers all the main towns and cities of the Dominican Republic, helping travelers negotiate one of the region's lesser-known destinations. Travel information tips for Santo Domingo, La Península de Samaná, and Cordillera Central are all updated for this latest edition. The book also includes detailed city walks and regional drives, complete with maps, booking information, and features on colonial architecture, shipwrecks, reefs, whale-watching, cave art, and cigar making.

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the ever growing trend toward experiential travel, providing inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. The guides provide information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.
Top 10 Dominican Republic (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
By James Ferguson

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-09-01
Paperback (144 pages)

Top 10 Dominican Republic (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dominican Republic is your pocket guide to the very best of Dominican Republic.

Spend your days lounging on the beautiful beaches, adventuring through the tropical rainforests and alpine wilderness, or riding the best windsurfing waves in the western hemisphere, and then dance the night away to the intoxicating rhythms of merengue and bachata with a dark rum in hand. The most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean truly offers a little bit of everything.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dominican Republic.

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you:

   • "Don't miss" destination highlights .
   • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout.
   • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries.
   • Traveler tips and recommendations.
   • Local drink and dining specialties to try.
   • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities.
   • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dominican Republic.

Recommend: For an in-depth guidebook to the Caribbean, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean, which offers a complete overview of the island destinations in the region; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Dominican Republic (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic
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With a diverse landscape of tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, fertile valleys, arid deserts-like expanses and white sand beaches, the Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of the Americas. Let the expertly researched National Geographic's Dominican Republic Adventure Map serve as your guide as you explore this Caribbean Island nation. The front side details, with maps, photos and descriptions, someone of the countries most visited areas, including Metropolitan and Colonial Santo Domingo, Samana Peninsula, Del Este National Park, Lake Enriquillo and Pico Duarte. While the reverse side combines hundreds of points of interest, a detailed road network and topographic features, in one unparalleled map of the entire country, her islands and surrounding bodies of water.

A user-friendly index towns and protected areas, including forest reserves, national parks, natural monuments and wildlife refuges, will help you find your adventure site. Then plan your route with the mapped road network which includes primary and secondary roads, complete with distances, as well as tracks to help you travel off the beaten path. Additional transportation features mapped include airports, airstrips, ferry routes. sea ports and border crossings with Haiti. Mapped are cultural, historical, ecological and adventure points of interest, such as archeological sites and ruins, swamps, mangroves, coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves and areas for surfing, diving and fishing. Along with its abundance of travel tips and background information, the map is a complete travel guide to the country.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:450,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
The Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic
By Rough Guides

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Released: 2014-11-03
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The new Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island nation. Discover the country's highlights with stunning full-color photography, maps and more listings and information than ever before.

Inside The Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic, you'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in the Dominican Republic — from paradise beaches to pulsating baseball games, mountain hikes to merengue, kiteboarding and Carnival — as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets.

Whether you have time to browse detailed chapters full of off-the-beaten track destinations, or need fast-fix itineraries and author recommendations that pick out the highlights you won't want to miss, The Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic is the one guidebook you need.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than two hundred destinations to life.

Dominican Republic - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Ginnie Bedggood

Kuperard
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Occupying the eastern two-thirds of island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic has something for almost everyone – except perhaps obsessive perfectionists. If you can relax and go with the flow you will experience a land of great environmental diversity with a rich and varied culture, a turbulent history, some infuriating idiosyncrasies, and a people whose friendliness is legendary. The Dominicans are flamboyant, irrepressible, generous, headstrong, and resilient. Their culture is a distinctive mix of an easygoing Caribbean nature coupled with Latino verve and showmanship. For those who choose to break out of the confines of all-inclusive tourist resorts, Culture Smart! Dominican Republic offers a tantalizing insight into this warm, vital, and intriguing people. It takes you on a journey from the unspoiled coastline to the agricultural interior, to the imposing mountains and to the hamlets where time appears to have stood still. It then catapults you into the twenty-first century, through poverty and opulence, to the hustle and bustle of the large cities and the lifestyles of the luxury coastal tourist resorts. It offers practical advice on what to expect and to how to behave in a Dominican home, or in social and work settings. The authors of this book, both long-term residents in the Dominican Republic, have provided a unique roadmap to the interesting and challenging experiences that await you in this beautiful, varied, and complex country.
Fodor's Dominican Republic, 2nd Edition (Travel Guide)
By Fodor's

Brand: Fodor's
Released: 2010-12-21
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• Simple pleasures. Embrace the local culture as you take in a Dominican baseball game, stroll the streets of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, or sip an after-dinner mamajuana liqueur. 
• Boundless activities. Find choices for every traveler, from kite surfing in Cabarete to whale-watching in Samaná, from playing golf on a fabled Casa de Campo course to lounging on a perfect Punta Cana beach.
• Local Experts Fodor’s worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.
• Revised Annually Each year our writers hit the streets in search of the hot spots, while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.
• Travelers Like You Get candid advice from fellow travelers at Fodors.com, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book.

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