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Life in the Dominican Republic

We have collected some information for you so that you can learn more about and explore the Dominican Republic. Locals can help us make this page better by sending us information about their favorite places throughout the DR. So, if you have found a fantastic or interesting place to visit (not an all-inclusive hotel or similar places which are highly advertised already) in the country, please send us a short description and a photo, if available, and we will post the information.


COUNTRY INFORMATION

World Factbook / Dominican Republic

Consular information sheet of DR, US Department of State

Presidency of the Dominican Republic

Maps of the Dominican Republic


WEATHER

Santo Domingo

Year round weather in the Dominican Republic.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Atlantic&Caribbean Weather Watch


NEWS

dr1.com provides local news and information about travel, business, living and legal issues in the Dominican Republic. This is an excellent site to get you started with exploring the DR.

dominicanrepublic.com

Listín Diario, the biggest newspaper in the country.

Hoy is another local newspaper.


SANTO DOMINGO

A walking tour of Santo Domingo's Colonial District

Santo Domingo presented by dr1.com


MOVING TO / LIVING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Living in Dominican Republic presented by dr1.com

Travel presented by dr1.com

U.S. Department of State: consular information sheet of DR

dominicanrepublic.com. A vast amount of information with related links.


TRAVEL SITES OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The web links listed below share a wealth of information about traveling in the Dominican Republic

hispaniola.com

debbiesdominicantravel.com  has a lot of reviews on hotels, restaurants, and places of interest.


LEISURE TIME

Fedogolf  Federación Dominicana de Golf

Scuba diving and snorkeling  in the DR.

Paragliding

Liga de Béisbol Dominicano

Baseball, national passion

Movies and entertainment  in Santo Domingo.

Riding schools in Santo Domingo:

•   Las Colinas, in Arroyo Hondo
•   Nitram, on Carretera Duarte behind Carrefour
•   Feria Ganadera, on Núñez de Cáceres

Adventure Tours and drpure.com, these are commercial sites pertaining to ecotourism and outdoor adventures in the DR. 


CULTURE

Calendar of events  on dr1.com

La cocina dominicana (Aunt Clare's Kitchen)