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Located on the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic's white-sand beaches, resorts, and golf courses make it the Caribbean's most-visited destination. It's famous for its rum, merengue music, and its nationwide love affair with baseball. Book your flight to the Dominican Republic with LATAM today and get ready to dance the night away at Santo Domingo's nightclubs.
Top things to see in the Dominican Republic
- Discover the natural beauty of Punta Cana's Juanillo Beach. Its turquoise waters, brilliant white-sand, and calm waters delight visitors the world over.
- Visit Altos de Chavón, a Punta Cana artist village resembling a 16th-century Mediterranean town. Here, you'll find art galleries, local crafts, and restaurants. Don't forget to try la Bandera, the Dominican Republic's national dish.
- Take a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres and experience panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cordillera Central mountain range, and Puerto Plata's all-inclusive resorts. Then, hike, swim, and slide at Damajagua's 27 Waterfalls complex.
- Explore Santo Domingo's colonial zone and step back in time while you discover the oldest European city in the Americas. Spend the day exploring museums and parks, and then take a carriage ride down the Malecón and enjoy the Caribbean breeze.
Dominican Republic tourism
The Dominican Republic's tropical climate makes it a year-round beachgoers dream. Its best visited during the winter, spring, and early summer. Most cities in the Dominican Republic offer privately owned minivans for hire, called guaguas. If you hail a taxi, make sure the driver is wearing a license around his or her neck and be sure to negotiate the fare in advance.