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Dominican Republic is located in the middle of Caribbean Sea, between Cuba and Puerto Rico, and shares the Hispanola Island with the neighboring country of Haiti. It is bigger country than Haiti and their border region is very attractive because of the impressive mountains standing over three thousand meters high. Dominican Republic is one of the most visited countries in the Caribbean and it is easy to see why is so popular. There are lots of beautiful sandy beaches and palm trees in every holiday resort. Hotel complexes and other accommodation can be found everywhere at very affordable prices. Punta Cana region on the eastern coast of Dominican Republic is especially attractive, offering top class all-inclusive resorts, fantastic golf courses and lots of interesting tourist facilities.
The weather in Dominican Republic is similar like on most places in the Caribbean. That means tropical temperatures and hot weather all year long. Coastal region is a little bit warmer than the central part of the country. Dominican Republic has two rainy seasons in the year. One occurs between May and August and second one is between November and December. The first one is a bit heavier than the second one. However, the temperatures are always above 20 C.
One of the biggest attractions in Dominican Republic is the colossal monument of the legendary explorer Christopher Columbus located on the southern coast. It was built in order to mark the five century anniversary since South America was discovered. A strong beam of light glows from the monument at night, and that makes it visible as far as Puerto Rico. You should definitely visit this remarkable place and go to the lighthouse where you will find an interesting museum and attractive exhibits. There is one sarcophagus there which supposedly contains the remains of Christopher Columbus.
Dominican Republic is not just a regular beach destination. It has a lot more to offer besides great beaches. There are tropical rainforests, impressive mountains, semi-deserts and many mangrove swamps. It attracts wide variety of tourists, windsurfers, hikers, bikers, climbers and thrill-seekers. There is something for everybody, as this is a very diverse country. Dominican Republic has many vibrant cities and charming villages. You can enjoy the nice rhythms of bachata and merengue music, drink top quality rum or enjoy in one of the numerous green parks. Dominican people are also very passionate about their favorite sport of baseball, so if you are a baseball lover you will have lots of fun here.
Country`s history is impressive, so you should definitely visit some of the many great museums and learn more about this interesting nation. Capital city of Santo Domingo should not be missed where you will find many cultural and historic buildings, colonial churches and stunning fortresses. The city is loud and proud, and attracts many people seeking quality entertainment.
Dominican Republic is relatively big country in comparison to other Caribbean countries, which gives you the opportunity to combine many different attractive elements into one great holiday. Whether you are seeking great beaches, beautiful mountains, rich culture or picturesque countryside, the Dominican Republic has it all.