THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, also known as "Heaven on Earth"
The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, also known as the DR but not to be confused with Dominica, is a country located in the middle of the Caribbean region, sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and occupying the eastern two thirds. To give you an idea of its size, the DR has a surface of 48,442 km² (18,703 sq mi), and a Population of 10.93 million (WorldOmeter).
Did you know that the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is...?
• #1 Tourist destination for the Caribbean
• #1 Golf destination for the Caribbean & Latin America
• Fastest growing economy in its region for the past 10 years
• Most stable economy in its region for the past 10 years
• 2nd. largest goldmine in the world (Pueblo Viejo mine)
• 2nd. largest country in the Caribbean by size after Cuba (19,000 sq mi)
• 3rd. largest country in the Caribbean by population (10.63 million)
• 9th. largest economy in Latin America
The REAL ESTATE investment opportunities in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC are backed by a solid infrastructure, steady economic growth, and business-friendly legislations all contributing to cementing the DR's position as the #1 place to BUY REAL ESTATE in the Caribbean.
INTERESTING FACT: To buy property in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC you only need a valid passport and a valid driver's license - yes, even as a foreigner.
What is the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC best know for?
With seven international airports, paradise has never been closer i.e. by air the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is only two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York, and only around eight hours from most European cities.
The DR has a sensational combination of beautiful beaches, great people, rhythmic music, and delicious food that captivates its visitors reenergizing them to create memories that last a lifetime!
The island has a great biological diversity, in addition to a fantastic climate with an average temperature of 78.8°F. Culturally sports and music are very important, with MERENGUE and BACHATA being the national rhythms and fuel to the yearly Dominican Carnival. Baseball is the favorite sport although the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is also home to 26 world-class golf courses sprinkled in different areas of the country.
Along the years the DR has also earned a worldwide recognition for its cigars produced primarily in EL CIBOA, which is the green area on the adjacent map.
CARNIVAL IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The most vibrant celebration of the Dominican culture!
Overwhelmingly the most vibrant celebration of the Dominican culture is the DOMINICAN CARNIVAL – CARNAVAL DOMINICANO. It is the time when people of all ages and from all regions take to the streets to enjoy some of the most beautiful and festive parades in the world.
The CARNIVAL in the DR is a celebration that takes place in seven different cities throughout the island every Sunday for the month preceding Lent season (which usually falls in the February).
The merriest event is the Final National Carnival Parade held the capital SANTO DOMINGO on the first Sunday of March, in co-celebration with the Dominican Independence Day, which is February 27. That day the celebrations in SANTO DOMINGO include a large military display with the Dominican air force, navy and army along with carnival groups from all around the DR for one last fiesta along the city’s Malecón waterfront boulevard.
A FEW DYNAMIC CITIES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
JARABACOA - With perfect spring weather all year round!
JARABACOA is perched at an altitude of 529 meters (1,736 feet) above sea level in the lush mountains of the CIBAO region, and is the favored mountain escape in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for tourists, retirees and Dominican natives alike.
JARABACOA is heavenlike for everyone seeking fresh air, cool temperatures, running rivers, and an exuberant mountainous landscape. At about 33 miles south of SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS and 15 miles south-west of LA VEGA, this exquisite mountain town has the ideal tropical rainforest climate due to its location and high elevation. Its heavenly climate has warm days and mild nights during most of the year, and temperate days and cool nights during a few winter months. Because of these ideal temperatures, JARABACOA earned its nickname "The City of Everlasting Spring".
Interestingly, the name JARABACOA was formed out of the words 'Jaraba' and 'Coa', meaning "Land of Waters" in the native language. Today the town boasts a variety of charming accommodations, from riverside ranches and eco-lodges to luxury vacation villas perched in the mountains. Many adventurous travelers come to this unique side of the country on a quest to conquer the tallest peak in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte, standing 3,087 meters above sea level (10,125 feet). From this mighty summit flows the Río Yaque del Norte, the longest river in the DR, running through the heart of this Cibao region like its lifeline to the area's renowned waterfalls and outdoor water adventures.
PUNTA CANA - Resort Capital of the Caribbean
Did you know that PUNTA CANA:
Is the #1 tourist destination in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, hosting around 60% of the country’s 7 million visitors in 2019?
Has the most hotel rooms in the Caribbean, giving it's title of "The Resort Town of the Caribbean"?
Is a world-class golf destination with 10 magnificent designer courses?
Has its own international airport which has the most international flights in the Caribbean?
The airport is privately owned by company called GROUPO PUNTA CANA?
By land is only 1 hour away from La Romana and 2.5 hours from the capital SANTO DOMINGO?
50 megaresorts are all (but two) owned by European entrepreneurs, particularly Spanish hotel chains?