Plan a break to the spectacular Dominican Republic (DR), where there is a warm tropical climate, spectacular beaches and lots of activities and things to do all year round. There is something for everyone in the Dominican Republic - couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, groups and travellers seeking a relaxing vacation.
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You can book a trip to the Dominican Republic all year round due to the warm climate. In July and August which are consider peak high season temperatures can reach 80 degrees so beaware of this. Hurricane season lasts from June to November but the Dominican Republic is rarely affected by this.
There are so many different experiences in the Dominican Republic, you could go in search on the best beach, see breathtaking architecture in Santo Domingo or visit the highest peak in the Caribbean. If you have a passion for wildlife you could go whale watching in Península de Samaná and enjoy dancing in La Vega. There are lots of land and water sports available to book like horseback riding, white water rafting, learning to surf, going canyoning and rappeling, cliff-jumping, visiting remote waterfalls, exploring caves or trying one of the local passions - salsa dancing.
Here are some of the most popular places and attractions to add to your Dominican Republic itinerary:
Here are some of the top rated resorts located throughout the country:
You might need to visit your local healthcare facility to check vaccinations, you might want to consider getting jabs for hepatitis A/B, typhoid and rabies. The Dominican Republic is a very safe destination for travelers and crimes against tourists are very low but you should always keep your wits about you e.g. walking in a group and letting people know where you are going
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