Scenic, vibrant, verdant, fun, family-friendly, and affordable are just a few ways to describe the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is Haiti’s neighbor to the east, comprising two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola that they share.
The Atlantic Ocean lies north, and the Caribbean Sea to the south. This fortuitous location means that the Dominican Republic is a veritable tropical paradise, studded with palm trees and mountainscapes, and enjoying 900 miles of coastline. The beaches are legendary, featuring a sun-baked rainbow of colors, from black volcanic sands to sands gleaming gold in the sunlight to pure white silk beneath your feet.
It is topographically diverse, with picturesque mountains mingling with verdant valleys and mysterious caves. Friendly local residents and a large variety of activities make the Dominican Republic pretty close to a perfect holiday destination.