Dominican Republic

 

Dominican Republic

 

    Much more than beach resorts, Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most geographically diverse countries, from stunning mountain scenery to desert scrublands, not to mention an evocative colonial architecture and warm welcoming people. Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba) and an estimated 10 million people, one million of which in the capital city, Santo Domingo. State language of Dominicans is Spanish. Income of the country is formed from tourism and export of sugar, tobacco and coffee.

    Pure beaches with golden sand round the Caribbean island, azure transparent water of gulfs, lagoons, coral reef are paradise on the earth. And around there are set of coconut palm trees and recreation areas.

    The main resorts of Dominican republic are - Punta-Cana, Puerto-Plath, Boca-chica, Khuan Dolio, Bayahibe, Samaná. The certain, small resort is La-Romana small town with a big hotel complex, and Kap-Cana.

 

Climate of Dominican republic

 

    The climate of the Dominican Republic is mostly tropical. The annual average temperature is 25 °C . At higher elevations, the temperature averages 18 °C while near sea level the average temperature is 28 °C. Low temperatures of 0 °C are possible in the mountains while high temperatures of 40 °C are possible in protected valleys. January and February are the coolest months of the year, while August is the hottest month. Some snowflakes can fall in rare occasions on the top of the Pico Duarte.

    The wet season along the northern coast lasts from November through January. Elsewhere, the wet season stretches from May through November, with May being the wettest month.

 

Hotels of Dominican republic

 

    In hotels of Dominican Republic you may have a perfect holidays with all family. The most luxurious resorts are here. Each hotel has "stars level" and hotels are working by system "all inclusive", that means three meals a day. Various snack and drinks are offered round the clock. The children's menu is provided.

    The SPA salons, pools, massages, restaurants and set of other entertainments created for tourists will not leave you indifferent.

    Hotels comfortable, not big (two - five-floor) and calm prevails in them at any time years. If you have a rest with children, hotel will provide you the babysitter of high qualification. Round each hotel big green territories with kids playgrounds.

 

Shopping and shops of Dominican republic

 

    Most people who visit the Dominican Republic want to explore the unique shopping offered in the country. The Dominican Republic has excellent options for shopping, where you will find plenty of souvenirs and keepsakes of your visit to the country.

    In the tourist areas as well as in the cities, you will find upscale open air markets and well-known shopping centers with a variety of stores.

    In the sophisticated capital city of Santo Domingo, there is a wide array of products, goods and services in the large shopping centers. The city is filled with shops and boutiques, many of which offer international brands. Whether you are looking for the latest fashions, leather articles, bags and shoes, cosmetics, jewelry, books, electronic games or liquor and cigars, you will find an endless array of options in any of the commercial centers scattered around the city.

 

Cuisine of Dominican republic

 

    Dominican Republic cuisine is predominantly made up of a combination of Spanish, indigenous Taíno, and African influences, the first and last occurring over the last five centuries. Dominican cuisine resembles that of other countries in Latin America, those of the nearby islands of Puerto Ricoand Cuba, most of all, though the dish names differ sometimes.

    Breakfast can consist of eggs or meat and mangú (mashed plantain). A heartier version uses deep-fried meat, such as Dominican salami. As in Spain, the largest, most important meal of the day is lunch. Its most typical form, nicknamed La Bandera ("The Flag"), consists of rice, red beans, meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish), and salad.

   Don't forget to complete your culinary experience with aromatic Dominican coffee, or with the unique taste of rum or a refreshing Dominican beer.

 

Entertainments, excursions and sights of Dominican republic

 

    The local travel companies offer and organize set of excursions.

    In Santo-Domingo there is Columbus's beacon and the palace which belonged to his son – Diego Columbus. You may visit tobacco factories and a tobacco museum in the city of Santiago, and also you may visit a city cathedral, city park and the museum Santiago which is located in old town hall

   The underwater park in a museum La-Kaleta will bring a lot of new impressions.

   PadreNuestro with abundance of underwater caves which represent a great interest for divers are also very famous. Near the city of Harabakoa there is a series of waterfalls and reserved area of Armando-Bermudes.

 

Events of Dominican republic

 

    Different festivals pass from January to December in the country. In February before the Lent the carnival begins in Santo-Domingo which lasts week. In the same time in Kabaraeta locals compete in a throwing of knifes, arrange competition of sand figures and bicycles race.

   Monthly agricultural exhibitions are held where you can buy the products which have been grown up without fertilizers harmful to a human body. And also you can try the dishes prepared on local recipes.

   In Puerto-Plata every year in June passes a festival of the Caribbean culture. It is concerts of jazz music, the blues, and local folklore. Dancing displays of different collectives and loner steam are arranged.

   August in Dominican republic the meringue festival is held.