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About Dominican Republic

Visiting the Dominican Republic

With plenty of sun and sand and lots of fun outdoor adventures, the Dominican Republic is a top vacation spot for many families. Tourists interested in Dominican Republic vacation rentals have many options, but choosing to rent a home by owner is easily the best way to get the most out of your trip. These accommodations are great ways to take advantage of all the space, privacy, and comfort of a private home. Because this is such a popular vacation destination, vacation homes in Dominican Republic tend to fill up fast! Make sure to book your reservation online to save time and money.
Visitors staying in vacation rentals in Dominican Republic will be curious to learn the best way to get around the area. Renting a car is the most flexible choice, although first-class buses and taxis are also an option in the Dominican Republic. Rentals are available for motorcycles, but these should be for experienced drivers only because of the country's poor road conditions. Cycling is also considered too dangerous, but many group bike tours are available through local businesses and visitors may choose to travel with a rental bicycle. Below you will find lots more information about this beautiful country to help make your vacation in the Dominican Republic a memorable one!


Best Beaches
Beach lovers will be in heaven in the Dominican Republic! Vacation rentals in this area disappear fast, so make sure to plan your dream vacation well in advance. The DR boasts some of the most beautiful, pristine, untouched beaches in the world, making it an ideal vacation spot for those looking for paradise. Here are a few gems waiting to be uncovered:
Bahia de las Aguilas - Located on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Bahia de las Aguilas is an isolated beach with beautiful sands and water. Snorkeling and camping are popular activities here.
Playa Rincon is a pristine, unspoiled beach on the remote Samana Peninsula. As one of the top beaches in the world, it features miles of white sand, palm trees, clear water, and lots of privacy. This is truly a little slice of paradise.
El Cortecito/Las Corales - For families that would prefer to explore beaches within a community, El Cortecito and Las Corales are the perfect areas to visit. These connected beach towns offer public beaches full of recreational activities like deep sea fishing, diving, windsurfing, and surfing. Many restaurants and shops can be found nearby.

Outdoor Activities

Lots of fun adventures like scuba diving, hiking, white water rafting, and horseback riding are waiting for you while staying in one of the area's many vacation rentals. Dominican Republic visitors have the option of choosing a relaxing, low-key vacation or a unique, action-packed adventurous experience. Whichever option you choose, Dominican Republic rentals are the most flexible and economic way to ensure a fun and memorable trip! Here are a few of the most popular activities:
Horseback Riding - Families looking for a unique, memorable experience will love horseback riding along the beaches of the Dominican Republic. Take in the breathtaking surroundings of Playa Rincon while riding through the secluded beach and forest.
Scuba Diving is a must while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. The warm Caribbean waters are the perfect place to view tropical fish and coral up close.
Adventure Tours are a great way for active families to participate in all the Dominican Republic has to offer. Packages are available for white water rafting, tubing, hiking, mountain biking, and much more.

Fun with Kids

Kids will have plenty to do while staying in vacation rentals in Dominican Republic! These rentals are great for families with kids because they allow so much space and comfort for the money. Dominican Republic vacation rental options are available in many convenient areas, making it super easy to travel in between attractions. Here are just a few of the best activities for kids:
Ocean World Adventure Park is located in Confresi Beach, near Puerto Plata. Visitors are able to see dolphin and seal shows as well as touch and feed many types of animals.
Manati Park Bavaro includes many zoological exhibits as well as sea lion, horse, parrot, and dolphin shows.
Fun Fun Cave - Located in Punta Cana, Fun Fun Cave is one of the largest caves in the country. After hiking through the cave, explorers will ride back to the ranch on horseback and enjoy a traditional Dominican buffet. This tour is great for older kids who love adventure.


There are lots of fun events taking place year-round in the Dominican Republic. For those who want to stay in the middle of the action, there's nothing better than a cozy, centrally-located vacation rental. Dominican Republic visitors are able to participate in the celebrations for as long as they want, without having to worry about leaving early to get back to the hotel. Here are a couple of the area's best annual events:
Puerto Plata Cultural Festival (June) - This week long celebration of Dominican art, music, and customs includes many concerts and dance performances. Jazz, meringue, Tribal African, and folkloric music are all represented.
La Vega Carnival (February) - This celebration lasts the entire month of February and is filled with bright, artistic costumes, music, food, and floats.


A Dominican Republic vacation rental is the ideal way to soak up the sun and culture of this Caribbean island. Located on the Island of Hispaniola to the east of Haiti, this nation is home to the Caribbean's highest peak, Pico Duarte. With rain forest, savannahs, and highlands, there are plenty of terrains to explore. The Spanish Colonial influence is clear in Santo Domingo's striking architecture.

Things to Do

The showstoppers in the Dominican Republic are its crystal waters, golden sand beaches, and its exquisitely maintained golf courses. Many vacationers pay a visit to Dolphin Island where for around $155 you can swim with the dolphins, or at least pet them and get your picture taken doing it. Manati Park is a sister park of Dolphin Island and features colorful birds and reptiles. If you've had enough of the natural kind of wildlife, try learning the official dance of the Dominican Republic, the Merengue.


If you plan on a beach vacation, getting around on foot is probably your best bet. However, if you want to do some exploring, you'll need a car. You can rent one from the airport or some of the resorts. Driving in Punta Cana is very different from driving in the U.S. Stop signs and speed limits matter little and because of this driving style, gridlock is common in populated areas like Punta Cana.
Taxis are also an option but make sure you barter and agree to a rate before getting in. A bus is the cheapest way to get around but schedules are erratic. If you keep in mind the journey is half the fun, and lose your watch, you'll do well.


The weather is warm year round with average highs around 80 degrees. Hurricanes and severe tropical storms are a concern, particularly June through November, but that also reduces the price on Dominican Republic vacation rentals.


Carnival and Master of the Ocean, one of the world's most intense surfing competitions, are held in Punta Cana in February. This nation is also popular with spring breakers so keep this in mind if you plan on traveling in March and April. The summer brings the Merengue Festival, a colorful and exciting event wrapped around their expressive national dance. The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival comes to town in November.


The national dish of the Dominican Republic is La Bandera ("The Flag"). The colorful dish with rice, red beans, meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish), and salad, matches the colors of the country's flag from whence it gets its name. In this country, you'll taste Spanish and African influences. Traditionally, lunch is the largest meal of the day. Local water is not filtered the way it is in the U.S., so for most visitors it's probably best to stick with bottled water.

Splurge for a Dominican Republic vacation rental on the beach if possible. The soft golden sand is too divine for explanation until your toes are buried in it and you find yourself saying you've found Eden.