The Dominican Republic

Located on the island of Hispaniola and part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is the 2nd largest nation in the area after Cuba.

Similar in size to Switzerland, the DR sits at the mid point of the Americas, bordering the Caribbean Sea at the South and the Atlantic Ocean at North.

Located in the same time zone as New York City, the Dominican Republic is linked to the rest of the World by one of its 8 international airports, with over 250 scheduled flights to European, North and South American destinations every week.

Ideally located in the Caribbean, the DR enjoys an ideal weather all year long. The climate in the country is mostly tropical with an average temperature at sea level of 28C (80F?) making it one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations.

Tourists and visitors are enchanted by the beauty and diversity of the natural landscape of the Dominican Republic. Pristine white sand beaches, green valleys, rain forests, 3,000 meters-high mountains, deserts, dunes and natural parks are part of the natural sceneries available. With over 20% of its natural resources protected, the country is a leader in the preservation of natural resources. The Dominican Republic counts with more than xx National Parks with protected species of fauna and flora

Rich in history and culture the Dominican Republic was reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492. This is the first land that he discovered. Such incredible heritage makes the Dominican Republic a country of “firsts”. Santo Domingo, capital of the country, is the first city and first capital of the New World. It is also the place where the first university, the first hospital, the first Cathedral, the first street and the first royal mint were built.

Since then, the country never stopped progressing and is now fully projected in the XXI century as a leading nation in the Caribbean.