5 Things Travelers Should Know About Dominican Republic


There are plenty of reasons why the Dominican Republic is attractive to travelers. The country has beautiful beaches and plenty of entertainment options, and it’ i’s quite affordable. However, before going there, there are some things you should know about it.

You Need to Get a Tourist Card

While United States citizens don’t need a visa to visit the Dominican Republic, they are required to have a Tourist Card to enter the country. Luckily, the Tourist Card can be obtained at the point of arrival, including airports and ports, and costs only $10.

The US Dollar is Widely Accepted

The US dollar is widely accepted as a form of payment, which is quite convenient considering that the local currency, the Dominican peso, can only be acquired within the country’s borders. However, you should still exchange some money for Dominican pesos and have it on you just in case.

Tap Water Isn’t Safe for Drinking

While the tap water in the Dominican Republic can be used for showering or brushing teeth, it isn’t safe for drinking. You can easily get bottled water on almost every corner, and hotels also provide it for free to their guests.

Winter is the Best Time to Visit

If you want to have the best experience, visit the Dominican Republic in the winter months. From December to April, the weather conditions are almost perfect. There is plenty of sunshine in other parts of the year, but you will be risking occasional rainfall.

You’ll Need to Know Some Spanish

You won’t have too much trouble finding someone who speaks English in resorts and popular tourist areas. However, this becomes challenging in other parts of the country, so if you intend to explore, make sure to learn some basic Spanish words and expressions.


Jas C
Jas C
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