Guide to The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a slice of paradise! Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, this destination is known for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history.

From the powdery white sands of Punta Cana to the secluded coves of Samaná, visitors can bask in the sun, swim in turquoise blue waters, and indulge in a variety of water sports. Snorkeling, parasailing, and scuba diving are among some of the most popular excursions.

Of course, you can dip into your adventurous side with horseback riding, ATVing, and waterfall hikes.

For travelers looking to relax resort-side, and sip on bottomless fruity drinks consider an all-inclusive resort. There are currently 156 to choose from in the Dominican Republic all with their own unique flare. Whether you’re traveling as a family or looking for a romantic couples getaway, this Caribbean destination is sure to steal your heart!


punta cana



parasailing with my best friend. the views were unlike anything I have ever seen.

punta cana

What I Packed for The Dominican Republic:

BIKINIS- You’ll be a beach bum here… pack a few extras!

LINENS- Perfect to cover up and for casual beach bars.

DRAMAMINE- Roads are super windy in the DR, especially since they drive on the opposite side of the road.

STRONG SPF- The sun is strong so packing aloe is also a good idea if you’re prone to burning.

so many excursions perfect for thrill seekers!

the locals here were so fun!



What to Expect


Spanish is the official language of The Dominican Republic. Most employees will speak some conversational English.


The Dominican Republic is generally not the safest country as their governent system and laws are much different than the United States. This is an area I would recommend staying within the resort areas and choosing trusted companies when booking excursions. Still plenty safe to visit but do stay alert, especially if you are a young female traveler.


Cards are widely accepted in the DR however it’s a good idea to have some cash on hand for tips, taxis, and small local purchases. ATMs are easy to access in the major cities and airports


The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Peso. Although American dollars are widely accepted, especially as tips.

high season:

December-April Low Season: June-November It gets hot in the Dominican during the summer months so most tousits choose to stay away then. It is however paradise if you choose to go to beat those winter blues!

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