Dominican Republic Travel Guides for Backpackers

Experience the Beauty and Paradise of the Dominican Republic!

If you are a lover of exploring the beauty of nature, then the Dominican Republic is one of the most adventurous countries in the Caribbean island that should be on top of your list. The country is on Hispaniola Island and it is the second largest Caribbean island, after Cuba. Santo Domingo ranks as the top city in the country. A travel to the Dominican Republic will involve a range of adventurous activities whose fond memories will be stuck in your mind forever, and it will bring a smile to your face always. This tropical paradise, which is also the Caribbean’s […]
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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. Experience the First Country in the New World The Dominican Republic was the first country in America to be being discovered, […]
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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. I'm talking about the hot tropical weather, blue skies, turquoise waters and white sands. Punta Cana is located to the east of the Dominican Republic Island and it is known to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean. Playa Blanca in Punta Cana. With just a few kilometers Playa Blanca is one of the most beautiful beach spots on the east side of the island and all […]
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Santo Domingo: A Tale of Two Cities

Before I moved abroad to the wonderfully grey England skies, I lived 18 years in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Blue skies, warm people, and extremely warm weather. My childhood was sitting under the shade of the mango tree at my grandpa's house, while gleefully – of course, enjoying a mango. Because I lived in Santo Domingo for so long I never had the chance of seeing my city through a tourist's eye. This past summer my very German boyfriend came to visit, and I think I saw a new Santo Domingo thanks to him. The nuances became pleasures. The food […]
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Santo Domingo, the first city of the 'New World'

If you have ever been captivated by the beauty of The Americas, you have probably wondered about the moment in history in which such a culturally rich continent collided with the western world. Yes, we all know about Christopher Columbus' exploits, but do you know about The America's first continuously inhabited European settlement? Founded in 1498 by Christopher's brother (Bartholomew Columbus), Santo Domingo, the capital city of what is now the Dominican Republic, holds the title of the first European city in the Americas. A title that its citizens hold with pride, mainly because they know how it feels to be the […]
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Santo Domingo: traffic chaos and the Dominican passion

HISPAÑOLA AND SANTO DOMINGO Avenida Espana looking towards the city 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. This beautifully chaotic Dominican Republic and it's […]
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PARADISE IN PUNTA CANA

At the beach   At the Cave           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 […]
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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. The most popular spot and easiest destination to fly to is Punto Cаna and the area is totally nice to visiting but I want to take you to the another area worth exploring. La Romana is located only 40 min away from Punto Cana airport […]
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Exploring the Dominican Republic: Excursion to Saona island

Why Saona? 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. This time we are going to Saona island that is a natural park as well, meaning that there are no buildings, no electricity, no water… All natural […]
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