Best Places for Backpackers in Dominican Republic.

Enjoy backpacking around Dominican Republic without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Dominican Republic.

Top 40 hostels in Dominican Republic.

These are the 40 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Dominican Republic.

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Sava Salinas

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Sava Salinas

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Sava Salinas is a hotel in Peravia. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa Azul-Apartment

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Casa Azul-Apartment

Casa Azul-Apartment is a private guesthouse located in a typical barrio of Puerto Plata. It is ideal for families, couples, sportsmen and tourists they want see more then the área of a all inclusive hotel”. The apartments consist of a double bedroom and living area with comfy sofa bed, TV and dinin...
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Samana Eco-lodge

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Samana Eco-lodge

We believe in living an organic natural life and co-existing within nature. We collect water from the sky, energy from the sun, and we recycle anything we can use. Our buildings are made from cob clay, earth-bags, bamboo and recyclables. Our hopes and dreams are to inspire people that come to stay w...
Samana Eco-lodge is a hostel in Las Terrenas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Whostal

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Whostal

Whostal offers private and shared rooms at the best value to our fellow travelers. On your arrival, we provide you an information board about touristic routes, restaurants, bars, and tips where to go. Also having a contact messaging in case of questions or how to get around.We promote art localism a...
Whostal is a hostel in Santiago. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Colonial Charm Hostel

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Colonial Charm Hostel

Escape from the everyday and step into a world of history, charm, and character on the sunning Caribbean coast staying with us at Colonial Charm Hostel. Pinpointed at the centre of the Santo Domingo and overlooking the Caribbean sea, Colonial Charm Hotel is the perfect location to explore all tha...
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La Choza

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La Choza

La Choza a unique travel experience with the Colonial Zone right on your doorstep.More than just a great location La Choza caters to the budget conscious traveler wanting to stay in clean, comfortable, affordable private or shared rooms with shared facilities including pool and outdoor kitchen....
La Choza is a hostel in Santo Domingo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hooked Cabarete

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Hooked Cabarete

Hooked Cabarete consists of 8 studio apartments located in a tropical garden with pool. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, shower, optional AC and a private terrace with hammock. Hooked offers 24 hour electricity, security, drinkable tap-water, high speed wifi, a yoga platform, cover...
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Via Emilia B&B

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Via Emilia B&B

Via Emilia Restaurant and B&B offers its visitors two double rooms with own bathroom, an excellent italian restaurant and the the famous Italian hospitality. We are located in the Reparto del Este, one of the most beautiful districts of the city, in a quiet street, but close to all essential serv...
Via Emilia B&B is a guesthouse in Santiago. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Island Life Backpackers

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Island Life Backpackers' Hostel

Island Life Backpackers Hostel is located in the 'Zona Colonial” the oldest European settlement in the New World. Located just steps away from historical sites, lively bars, great shopping, and amazing food. Our hostel is in a newly renovated historic colonial building with a variety of dormitory an...
Island Life Backpackers' Hostel is a hostel in Santo Domingo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast

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Santo Domingo Bed and Breakfast

We are a bed and breakfast designed for Back Packers set in a retro-modern colonial style and turn. Services and facilities and high quality furnishings, common, such as terrace, balcony, peaceful backyard and recreation halls. We are very close to parks, markets, supermarkets, excellent food, drug...
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Macao Beach Hostel

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Macao Beach Hostel

Backpacking on a budget in Punta Cana area now is possible as part of your Dominican Republic travels. Macao Beach Hostel is a unique space where you and travelers from all around the world have the amazing experience of getting immersed into the Dominican culture, going back to the basics and mergi...
Macao Beach Hostel is a hostel in Punta Cana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Tubagua Ecolodge

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Tubagua Ecolodge

This eco-village boasts a spectacular ocean view from 1000 feet above sea level. It is located off the beaten path, but it's still only 20 minutes from Puerto Plata airport, city and beaches. Accommodations are simple yet very comfortable single and queen beds in grass roofed palapas featuring ca...
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Hostel Laguna Park

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Hostel Laguna Park

The Hostel Laguna Park Cabarete is under new management as of the 15th November 2015. We aim to provide great value for open minded travelers from around the world who like to share and meet others while having the best time in Cabarete. LagunaPark is located right in front of the green lagoon of...
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Condominium Parque

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Condominium Parque

Enjoy your vacation in Santo Domingo in our friendly family Hotel in the middle of the Colonial Zone. The rich history of this part of the city tells many interesting stories since the days of Christopher Columbus. You can take a refreshing walk along the Malecon by the Carribean Sea or you can...
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La Rancheta

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La Rancheta

La Rancheta offers eco-friendly, self-catering accommodations in a tropical garden located a few minutes walk from one of the best swimming beaches in Las Galeras. Just a 20 minute walk from the centre of Las Galeras, La Rancheta is close to all amenities but far from the disco and traffic noise....
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Hotel Spa Bellamar

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Hotel Spa Bellamar

Hotel Spa Bellamar is created by and for travellers. We offer comfortable private rooms. One of them offers a comfortable Jacuzzi. We are located only a few minutes from famous colonial area. You will be close to all amenities. We offer comfortable privates rooms: Suit junior, Double room, Twi...
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Casa 51 guest house

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Casa 51 guest house

Casa 51 guest house is all you need for your stay. The Old Town famously known as 'Zona Colonial' offers a variety of artsy places, rich culture, historic spots, local food in many modern and fresh restaurants & bars. The promenade with turquoise sea views is right in front of our door. Our local st...
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Jardin del Caribe

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Jardin del Caribe

Our hotel Located in the heart of the city of Las Terrenas, a few minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Samana peninsula 'and the center of the city. Built to European standards mingle with the locals, you can enjoy all the features that you do not want to give up, but at the same time, soak in...
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Hotel Cotubanama Samana

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Hotel Cotubanama Samana

Welcome to the Hotel Cotubanama Samana. We have 14 rooms, all with air conditioning, hot water 24 hours, cable TV and free WiFi in all our facilities and surroundings of our hotel. It is a space where you will feel like family, with a personalized treatment from your administrator, Deisy Gonzalez,...
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Hostal Playa Bibijagua A & L

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Hostal Playa Bibijagua A & L

Hostal Playa Bibijagua A & L offers to our clients the best stay that you can find in Punta Cana at the best price and the best services, we have free breakfast for the guests, excursions, service of transport and sale of drinks, we are located in one of the best beach of Punta Cana. Guests have at...
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Fata Morgana

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Fata Morgana

Special offer! Between 10.10.2017- 01.12.2017, pay 2 nights and you can stay 3. Fata Morgana is a fine budget hotel/hostel offering the best room rates available in Las Terrenas.The hotel lies midway between the tourist beaches of Las Terrenas and the more peaceful Playa Bonita and Coson.Playa...
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Casa Osiris Boutique Hostel

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Casa Osiris Boutique Hostel

Casa Osiris Boutique Hostel is a colonial building of three stories. The building has a huge kitchen where guest can prepare their meals. Casa Osris has staircase, not elevators. We have a common terrace with a bar. All guests are invited to enjoy our bar. Guests are walking distance from famous str...
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Lodging House Beach Punta Cana

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Lodging House Beach Punta Cana

The Lodging House Beach Punta Cana offers accommodation with free WiFi. Next to the convention center Barcelo and just 5 minutes walk from the beach Bibijagua. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Some rooms have a seating area. Each has a private bathroom. There is also a shared kitchen. N...
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Rancho La Cueva

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Rancho La Cueva

Ecotourismo in Playa Limon, Rancho La Cueva We offer in our small but comfortable hotel (part of rooms with cableTV) outside of the world accommodations in a natural environment. Our Restaurant is specialized in fish, seafood and beef from the grill. - daily open from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm. W...
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Suncampdr

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Suncampdr

Experience a different lifestyle under the tropics! At Suncampdr countryside apartments, you will find peace in a friendly atmosphere and you are not far from the beach. Our apartment and rooms are furnished and have an equipped kitchen. Free Wifi internet. You can play pool, enjoy a barbecue by...
Suncampdr is a apartment in Puerto Plata. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hotel Salome 56

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Hotel Salome 56

Hotel Salome 56 The perfect place to spend your days on the beautiful Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo place. Homely with spacious rooms, beautiful terrace, jacuzzi with hydromassage, gym and personalized attention. Barbecue facilities and free WiFi access. Guests can enjoy the hotel bar. Our ro...
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Conrado

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Conrado's Guesthouse B&B

Casa Conrado is a basic outgoing point for active- and adventuretrips like hikingtours, biking, waterfalls, camping in tents, agrotours like coffefarm, avacadofarm, oranic farms, sheeps, wild pigs ideal for families and couples. situatet in the small mountains of the central valley of san jose...
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B&B Pavillon

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B&B Pavillon

B&B Pavillion offer a year-round outdoor pool and terrace, Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. You can play table tennis and darts at the bed and breakfast. You can eat typical Italian meals on request at a very economical price. B&B Pavil...
B&B Pavillon is a guesthouse in Sosua. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Oasis Hotel Las Terrenas

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Oasis Hotel Las Terrenas

Born as a dream, we embarked on an adventure in late 2003 filled with excitement and a desire that we still haven’t lost. Almost eight years have passed and through dedication and passion, we have become a true Oasis in the heart of the Caribbean. In the town of Las Terrenas, on the Samaná Pe...
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Casa Lily & Coco

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La Hacienda Hostel Ranch

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La Hacienda Hostel Ranch

We are 3 Miles away from the center of Las Galeras is La Hacienda a house on the hill with panoramic view of the ocean and Las Galeras countryside. We are close to the main beach of Las Galeras 'La Caleta' and on the trail to Playa Madama, Playa Fronton and El Punto makes it ideally situated for na...
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Tropical Island Apart-Hotel

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Tropical Island Apart-Hotel

Tropical Island Aparthotel offers Excellent self-catering Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments - great location - Free premium Wi-Fi, hot water, gated parking, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron and board, washing machine, 24 hour power supply and security available - perfect for couples and family! 15...
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Bavaro Green

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Bavaro Green

The apartments are spacious and bright. They have a kitchen and living room. Each air-conditioned rooms and fan in the living room. It is ideal to know the area and have contact with the local people. We are 7 miles from airport int. punta cana and 8 minutes drive from the beach 'Cabeza de toro'...
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RIG Hotel Boca Chica

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RIG Hotel Boca Chica

RIG Hotel Boca Chica is a beach hotel part of the RIG Hotels family, located in Calle Abraham Nunuz No 91 only 10 meter from the beautiful Boca Chica beach, 2 walking minutes from the beach just cross street from all best beach front restaurants and bars. We offer 27 rooms, one two bedrooms apart...
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Barefoot Beachpad

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Barefoot Beachpad

Welcome to Barefoot Beach Pad in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. situated on the northern coast, Cabarete is known for its beautiful, natural beaches and world class wind kite surfing. Cabarete offers everything from a relaxing holiday to an action packed adventure. from amazing nightlife to pristi...
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Hotel Palococo

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Hotel Palococo

It has 16 double rooms (8 of them with air conditioning) and 1 apartment spread over 9 bungalows surrounding a beautiful swimming pool with Jacuzzi located in the center of a luxurious tropical garden. Snack-bar with Spanish tapas and Basque Pintxos. Light 24 hours, own well water supply. Ple...
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Costa Linda Beach Hotel

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Costa Linda Beach Hotel

Costa Linda Beach Hotel is located on Boca Chica Beach. It is a building of 5 heights composed of 23 rooms, of which 4 are apartments, lobby, reception and bar-restaurant. All our rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, fridge and safe in the closet. Many of our rooms have sea view and the others to...
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Villa Florie Guest House and Condo

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Villa Florie Guest House and Condo

VILLA FLORIE Guest House & Condo is located in the secure residential area of Villas Ana Maria. It is a beautiful house of Victorian style that lies in perfect harmony with its lush tropical surroundings. It offers excellent room rates. Combine that with our special Caribbean charm and get your v...
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Hotel Boutique Puerto Malecon

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Hotel Boutique Puerto Malecon

This colonial-style hotel boutique is situated in the historic Centro of Santo Domingo, Zona Colonial, half block from the sea or Boulevar El Malecon Av. Puerto Malecon boutique hotel has a Lobby bar Small breakfast restaurant, and a charming roof terrace, the hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk servi...
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Oasis Apartments

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Oasis Apartments

Oasis Apartments offers facilities that include an outdoor swimming pool and offers free parking. Activities such as trips to Saona and Catalina Islands can be arranged. Several restaurants are located close to Apartamentos OASIS, such as SCA club 100 meters away and Ristorante El Sueño 4 kilometre...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Dominican Republic.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Dominican Republic.

If you're already planning to visit Dominican Republic - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Motorcycle Diaries.Why not start your own.

If you’ve had the chance to watch ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ then you will understand the appeal of getting on the back of a bike and exploring a scene untouched by many others – If it’s a trip to Nepal, Cambodia, The Dominican Republic or Morocco, or maybe just exploring the local surroundings around a resort in Vanuatu. Wherever you may be, taking a voyage of adventure and self-discovery is what every traveller pursues, a chance to understand how ones-self fits into the bigger picture.

Sheree Bazzi

Santo Domingo: A walk on the city streets

When you think about Dominican Republic the first thing that comes the everyone’s mind is: beaches! We do in fact have the most beautiful beaches you could think about, with any kind of sand, any kind of water and any kind of views… BUT, if you are thinking about coming to the Dominican Republic I have to tell you that you can just walk around the streets of Santo Domingo and you will be able to find a lot of things to do and a lot of beautiful places to see and visit.

gabriela-matos

Street vendors

In 2009, I was fortunate to combine work and play in the sun-swept resort of Iberostar PUNTA CANA  in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. As a professional tennis coach, I applied for a teaching gig through a site named vacationing coaches which catered to professionals at various Caribbean resorts for a maximum two week stay. I was torn between DOMINICAN REPUBLIC and Jamaica, however, after a coin toss-up I was heading to the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC in style. Fortunately as a tennis professional all my expenses were paid albeit my flight.  My assignment was straightforward:  As the visiting tennis pro I was to teach guests ranging from beginners to advanced for two hours a day. After teaching  it was my time to not only relax but to explore the resort and beyond. I vividly remember arriving at Punta Cana International Airport back in July 2009, It had a real party atmosphere to it and upon arrival guests were met by a live band playing Merengue music which is a style of Dominican music and dance. In addition, arriving guests were welcomed by local dancers who showcased their moves to the beat of the drum.

yoofi-derby

Santo Domingo: traffic chaos and the Dominican passion

For all of you who are not completely sure what or where that is; Santo Domingo is in the capital of the second biggest island in the Caribbean, right after Cuba. The island is now officially called Hispañola, due to Peter Martyr d’Anghiera (with his apparently bad Spanish thinking it means ‘small Spain’) who changed its name from La Española – as Christopher Columbus named it in 1492. Dominican Republic is sharing the island with Haiti and as most of neighboring countries they are not precisely fond of each other.

Anja Johnny

La Romana, Casa de Campo Piece of Paradise

The Dominican Republic has a reputation for being a paradise on earth thanks to its incredible beaches, vibrant culture, and seafood! For me, DR truly lived to this expectation! I had an excellent chance to experience some of the finest things Dominican Republic has to offer and may I say one of the most tranquil experiences.

Anna Pavlisova

Exploring the Dominican Republic: Excursion to Saona island

Let’s start at the very beginning. I have been living in the Dominican Republic for more than a year now (yes, I live where you vacation) and this is the second time that my mom visits me. I am originally from Budapest, Hungary, a beautiful European country. On my days off I always organize some trips or excursions so I can take her to different places to discover this beautiful country.

AgObaBa

Dominican Republic: The Perfect Holiday Destination

I found myself living in the Paradise. Yes, in the Dominican Republic, maybe you don’t know it as the Dominican Republic but I’m pretty sure you have heard about Punta Cana. Well, we are more than that. This part of the island with a little bit less than 11 million inhabitants is the second largest Caribbean nation by area after Cuba and is ready to satisfy all your needs in this tropical vacation gateway for both locals and internationals.

Emma Rolston

Santo Domingo: A walk on the city streets

When you think about Dominican Republic the first thing that comes the everyone’s mind is: beaches! We do in fact have the most beautiful beaches you could think about, with any kind of sand, any kind of water and any kind of views… BUT, if you are thinking about coming to the Dominican Republic I have to tell you that you can just walk around the streets of Santo Domingo and you will be able to find a lot of things to do and a lot of beautiful places to see and visit.

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Playa Blanca beach in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic is the place where your paradise beach dreams will definitely come true, and yes, we are talking about Punta Cana, the destination you’ve always dreamed of for your vacations.

Sharon Morales

Santo Domingo: traffic chaos and the Dominican passion

For all of you who are not completely sure what or where that is; Santo Domingo is in the capital of the second biggest island in the Caribbean, right after Cuba. The island is now officially called Hispañola, due to Peter Martyr d’Anghiera (with his apparently bad Spanish thinking it means ‘small Spain’) who changed its name from La Española – as Christopher Columbus named it in 1492. Dominican Republic is sharing the island with Haiti and as most of neighboring countries they are not precisely fond of each other.

Anja Johnny

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