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Well, my sister and I were born in the heart of the Dominican Republic, near to San Francsico de Macoris. We spent many innocent wonderful years living in rustic homes and simple communities and we still really LOVE our special island home.

Santo Domingo (as locals tend to refer to whole country) is a Spanish speaking corner of the Caribbean, and we have built this website to try and help future and returning visitors to the Dominican Republic to find information quickly and easily and to make the most of a visit to, or vacation in the Dominican Republic – all in one place!. There is a lot of information here, so grab a Dominican coffee, or perhaps light-up a Dominican cigar, and take leisurely some time to browse!

La Republica Dominicana -- Map of the Dominican Republic
Map of Dominican Republic

Being native Dominicans and passionate about the beauty of our beaches, finery of our forests and majesty of our mountains (Whoops! sorry about getting all poetic -- please blame my 'English' husband, who is helping to edit this page!) we hope our 'insider knowledge' will help you in your quest to plan the perfect Dominican Republic vacation and to find what you need to know about:

As you will see when you look through our website we've tried to cram in loads of other tid-bits and general information about the Dominican Republic, too, such as...

DR Bus Timetable

We know that you will find lots of useful information on this site that you might find useful in planning a perfect visit to the Dominican Republic! (And if you can't find what you need, then be sure to let us know so that we can add a new page!... Or why not use one of our 'article submission' forms to submit your own Dominican resort review, or other useful Dominican tourist attraction information!)... We invite you to keep browsing our site to discover all that essential information you need to ensure you have an enjoyable Dominican Republic vacation!

The information we have compiled here will potentially:

  • Save you time planning an itinerary for your visit

  • Help you discover those 'special' places you might otherwise miss

  • Save you money on accommodation, eating-out, and entertainments

  • Help you experience the REAL Dominican Republic we know and love!

Discover the 'True Dominican Republic'

Maybe you are planning your first Dominican Republic vacation and want to get the most out of your visit?...

Perhaps you've been before on one of those Dominican Republic all-inclusive deals and realize you were missing out on experiencing 'the real DR' virtually imprisoned inside your 'premium priced compound'...

...But now you'd like to know the 'inside' information about where to stay, what to see, where to go, what to do...(and maybe what not to do :-D) to ensure you have a truly wonderful vacation in the Dominican Republic!

Where to buy Mamajuana

As this short 'official' promotion video suggests... the Dominican Republic 'never fails' to impress, and offers a literally inexhaustible variety of delights and attractions to any lucky visitor to its shores:

And don't forget that we will be happy to publish any feedback about your vacation in the Dominican Republic, right here on the site as soon as you get back!

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So...if you are traveling to the Dominican Republic for a great vacation or perhaps on business? Or if you are seeking Dominican real estate as an investment or for retirement?... Then there's never been a better time to visit... whatever reason you are visiting for!

For any questions about a vacation in the Dominican Republic that we haven't yet covered on the site then please do contact us and we will try and answer your query if we can.

If you are planning a visit on business, for work, to seek that ideal 'place-in-the-sun', or simply for a wonderful Dominican Republic vacation - whenever you travel to our lovely homeland we hope that you have a fantastic time, and that you find our site helpful in planning a successful trip.

...And, once again, when you get back, be sure to take a few minutes to post us your Dominican hotel or Dominican Republic resort review, and help future visitors to La Hispaniola plan a great time too!

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Ruth, Esther & Al

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Dominican Republic facts and information! Access to travel tips, useful contacts and Government stats here!
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Writer, beauty queens, designers, poets, baseball players - here are some of the famous people from the Dominican Republic
List of Dominican Authors and Writers
List of Dominican Authors, Dominican Writers, Dominican Poets
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Dominican Beauty -- Miss World Contestants, Winners and Fashion Personalities
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Our favourite Dominican Republic newspaper and useful links for Dominican Republic news
Dominican Republic news stories up to the minute newsfeeds
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Caribbean Map showing all the major countries in the Caribbean
Where is the Dominican Republic? Here is a Caribbean map!
Food of the Dominican Republic? We're proudly Flying the Flag!
Food of the Dominican Republic - Dominican food and Creole recipe influence
Dominican Republic food list
Dominican Republic food list
More Dominican Recipes
More Dominican Recipes
A favorite Dominican plantain recipe - it's Mangu!
Our delicious plantain recipe for mangu a taste of typical Dominican cooking that will 'drive you bananas' ;-)
Dominican Republic Christmas foods - our festive season favorites
When it's the festive season these are the Dominican Republic Christmas foods we traditionally enjoy...
A favorite drink for Christmas in the Dominican Republic
When it's Christmas in the Dominican Republic what better than a delicious warming Dominican Republic drink recipe to warm your hearts!
Dominican Mamajuana Recipe - The Secrets Revealed
Some claim it's an 'aphrodisiac' and maybe more - here is an amusing look at the genuine Dominican Mamajuana recipe
Know where to buy mamajuana? Right here!
Wondering where to buy mamajuana on the Internet? - HERE is the answer!
Dominican Republic holiday resorts info and great accommodation ideas here
The pick of the Dominican Republic holiday resorts - plus links to great hotels
Map of Dominican Beaches
Map of Dominican Beaches | Dominican Beach Videos
Best Dominican Republic beaches -- Let us be your guide!
See our pick of the Dominican Republic beaches -- Fine sand, swaying palms, great for family beach vacations!
The Best Beaches of the Dominican Republic
We want to share with you our favourite best beaches of the Dominican Republic.
The North coast of the Dominican republic - Dominican resorts and towns
A brief tour of the main towns, cities, resorts and features on the North coast of the Dominican republic
Puerto Plata the Silver Port on the Amber Coast
Find out more about what to do and see when visiting Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic
Delightful Cabrera Dominican Republic North Coast
Delightful Cabrera Dominican Republic North Coast
Samana Peninsula Dominican Republic
Samana Peninsula Dominican Republic
Samana the town and the Peninsula - get there while its hot!
Seaside town with whale watching and other natural delights for the visitor - Samana in the Dominican Republic
Looking for hotels in Las Terrenas, a beautiful part of the Dominican Republic?
Find suggestions and contact details for hotels in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, here!
Las Galeras an enchanting taste of what the real Caribbean is like
Visit Las Galeras, Dominican Republic, a charming and unspoilt resort... Before it is too late!
Cayo Levantado Dominican Republic | Another beauty of a Dominican Beach
Cayo Levantado a special place off Samana Peninsula close to the Humpbacks
Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Famous for high quality resorts on the Dominican East Coast - Punta Cana Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Dream
Punta Cana to Bavaro Dominican Republic 32km of Sun, Sand and Superb Hotels
Head for Punta Cana or Bavaro Dominican Republic and find your version of all-inclusive hotel heaven!
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort - Dominican Republic
Video reportage of the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort in Bayahibe, DR
Isla Saona | A paradise isle that has proved a bounty for theDominican Republic
Isla Saona is truly a pearl of an island set in the Caribbean Sea
Juan Dolio a Dominican Republic Resort Original
Juan Dolio one of the original all inclusive 'queens' of the Southern Dominican Resorts
Boca Chica hotel and accommodations still popular
For a vacation in a well established Dominican resort, Boca Chica hotel accommodations and night life still has something to say to many visitors!
Barcelo Talanquera all inclusive hotel, Juan Dolio - Dominican Republic reviews
Dominican Republic reviews submitted by visitors about hotels and vacations in the Dominican Republic
Altos de Chavon - offers Art and Beauty for visitors to the Dominican Republic
Altos de Chavon is one of the top Dominican Republic tourist attractions - a must see place of exceptional beauty!
Bonao Dominican Republic
An ideal place for outside activities is Bonao Dominican Republic
Backpacking trip, an excellent way to get to know the 'Real Dominican Republic'!
Planning a backpacking trip? Looking for Dominican Republic camp sites, or simple rural Dominican accommodation? Here's the perfect place.
Cool Constanza in the Hot Dominican Republic
Constanza in the Dominican Republic a Cool Caribbean Mountain Beauty
Jarabacoa Dominican Republic | In The Caribbean Alps
Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic amidst the Scenic Beauty of the Caribbean Alps
Santiago Dominican Republic second largest city
A few notes about Santiago Dominican Republic - Santiago de los Caballeros another great city that's often underestimated
Hotels Santiago Dominican Republic | Accommodation in Santiago, DR
A Choice of Hotels Santiago Dominican Republic
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La Vega Carnaval -- the Best Carnival in the Caribbean
One of many Dominican Republic tours inland to see the more of the real DR
Some notes for those on Dominican Republic tours through the North side of the country through Santiago de los Caballeros and beyond
Punta Cana excursions, tours and adventures
Punta Cana excursions, tours and adventures ideas
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Yes, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic has a lot to offer. Come and find out why.
The Dominican Republic 's historic capital city - Santo Domingo
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Best way to get from Santo Domingo to Samana Peninsula
Guided Tours In Santo Domingo Area
Santo Domingo Tour Guide - Know the Real Thing!
Picture whales and picture dolphins swimming in the warm waters of the Dominican
Wonderful humpback whales - picture whales and watching dolphin in picturesque Samana Bay
Want to swim with dolphin | Beautiful dolphin swimming and 'singing' video
A short video that can take you to another world to swim with dolphin
Picture dolphins at play in beautiful Samana Bay Alongside the Mighty Humpbacks
Spotted dolphins and Watched Whales! - just picture dolphins and whales while on your vacation to the Dominican Republic
A bird watching vacation or bird watching tour in the Dominican Republic
Planning a bird watching vacation then the Dominican Republic is the perfect place
Watching birds in the Dominican Republic
Extract from Joe Thompson's report on watching birds in the Dominican Republic in 2004
Property buying tips - Buying a property in a Hot Spot - These tips may help!
Don't leave your common sense at home when buying land or property in the Caribbean sun - Property buying tips
Dominican real estate deals. Dominican Republic holiday homes and more.
Some superb Dominican real estate deals - your place in the sun is more affordable than you think!
Dominican Republic real estate for great investment property in the Caribbean
Dominican Republic real estate for vacations, retirement and one of the best investments in the Caribbean
Looking to invest in a Luxury Caribbean resort?
Here are some of the best villas, apartments and land available in a luxury Caribbean resort!
A mortgage for Dominican Republic real estate or property - what to think about
Looking for the ideal place in the sun - holiday home, retirementvilla, investment property - here is our online mortgage advice page
Looking for Caribbean investment property? Some of the best deals are here!
The Dominican Republic offers some of the best prices, and superb opportunities for Caribbean investment property seekers
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Getting around the Dominican Republic - useful information about private and public transport options!
Dominican bus timetable and services information
Dominican bus timetable, contact information, travel tips - free ebook.
Dominican Weather March | Springtime Weather in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Weather March: Month by Month Weather in the Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic history - Dominican Independence and the colorful 1800's
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Check out our air travel tips to help your check-in go without a hitch
Visiting the Dominican Republic - Vacation Advice link partners
Useful additional vacation advice from our link partners
Dominican Republic tourist information offices around the world
A list of Dominican Republic tourist information offices with contact details
Dominican Republic Tourist Card, Visas and Entry Requirements
Dominican Republic Tourist Card, Visas and Entry Requirements
Health and Travel Warnings
Health and Travel Warnings Tips
Use sun tan lotion sensibly and stay safe in the tropical sun
Don't take sun burn lightly - use sun tan lotion effectively and keep you and your family's skin safe in the sun
Dominican Republic malaria - get the facts not the fiction!
In the Dominican Republic malaria can sometimes be a problem, find out what you need to know here.
Dominican Republic Resort review page - Submit Yours
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Is Dominican Tourism Your Business?
Do you own a Tourism Business in the Dominican Republic? Take advantage of some FREE Dominican Tourism promotion possibilities on this popular website.
It's a 'big hit' - Dominican Republic baseball - or as the locals say 'beisbol'
The 'passion and the pride' of the DR - Dominican Republic baseball, be sure to 'catch' a game while you're there!
Famous Dominican baseball players
Just a short list of some of the distiguished and famous Dominican baseball players since the 1950's
Kiteboarding videos - Cabarete Dominican Republic and more!
Some short kiteboarding videos showing the thrills and spills of the kite board! Then learn to kiteboard in the Caribbean capital of best kiteboarding, Cabrete in the DR!
Dominican Republic Golf Vacations and Golf Courses
Dominican Republic golf courses and golfing vacations are some of the best in the world
Golf swing video | Golf Courses in the Dominican Republic
Watch our useful golf swing video and check out Pete Dye designed courses at Casa de Campo, La Romana in the Dominican Republic
Golf vacation opportunites in the Dominican Republic are World Class
Superb weather, amazing golf courses by World Class designers - for top class Craibbean golfing choose a golf vacation in the dominican republic
Getting Married in the Caribbean | More Caribbean Wedding Tips
More tips and thoughts for those planning on getting married in the Caribbean
Caribbean Weddings Venues and Resorts to Consider
Caribbean Weddings -- Thre are many resorts to consider , but we suggest the Dominican Republic is a fine choice!
For Dominican brides some Tips to make Your Caribbean Wedding Day just Perfect
HERE are useful tips and advice for a perfect Caribbean Wedding for any beautiful Dominican brides to be!
Spanish language lessons in the Dominican Republic
Spanish language lessons in the Dominican Republic. Learn Spanish at Spanish language Schools in the Sunny DR
Christmas traditions in the Dominican Republic: here are some fond memories
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Starting a business in the Dominican Republic - it's a Tax Haven
Relocate and try starting a business in the Dominican Republic TAX FREE ZONE
The Perfect Retirement Plan: Could the Dominican Republic be part of YOURS?
The perfect retirement plan - beautiful place, low cost of living, friendly people, plenty to do! Perhaps the Dominican Republic is an ideal base!
So just how much money do you need to retire in comfort?
How much money do you need to retire in the Dominican Republic - and how can you make it?
Investing for Retirement - Don't Leave it Too late
Don't Leave it Too Late to Start Investing for Retirement
Merengue music and Merengue Videos from the Dominican Republic
Merengue music and Merengue Videos from the Dominican Republic
Sultry, steamy , sexy bachata music and bachata videos
Here's a few sample of bachata music! Phew!!
Hurricanes in the Dominican Republic - be prepared and be safe
Avoiding the worst of the weather - a look at hurricanes in the dominican republic
La Hispaniola - The Spanish Island
La Hispaniola home to Haiti and the La Republica Dominicana
Christopher Columbus | Cristobal Colon | Discoverer of La Hispaniola
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Toussaint L'Ouverture the first black Governor of La Hispaniola
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Buy genuine hand-made Dominican Craft items, such as Amber and Larimar jewelry, and more, here now!
Find memorable images in our new Dominican Republic Art gallery
Dominican Republic art and photo gallery - impressions of our lovely homeland by various artists
Some exquisite larimar jewelry - every item unique - natural Dominican gem
Dominican Republic larimar jewelry - that captures the essence of the Caribbean sky!
Visiting the Dominican Republic - Dominican shop - pick up a beautiful gift
Our 'Dominican shop' now offers lovely gifts and mementos of the Dominican Republic
Dominican T shirt and more at Visiting the Dominican Republic new shop
Now you can get some Visiting the Dominican Republic clothing or a Dominican T shirt plus other gifts at our new store
Buy Visiting the Dominican Republic ebooks here
We will be adding Dominican Republic ebooks to this page as we prepare them - to help you plan your vacation in the Dominican Republic or to learn more about Dominican traditions and culture
Dominican Republic on eBay - Take a look at the bargains of the moment!
See the current bargains from the Dominican Republic on eBay!
The Dominican Visitor
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See the sights and sounds of the lovely Dominican Republic - here's a video snapshot of this GREAT Caribbean resort!
Visiting the Dominican Republic Video Compilation
Lots of Free Dominican Republic Videos
Dominican Republic North Coast Video Clips
Take peek at what the Dominican Republic North Coast looiks like via these lively short videos
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Dominican Republic News 2012
Dominican Republic News 2012
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Small Change for a Big Change | About Donations
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Dominican Video Blog and FAQ's
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