The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that is shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are major attractions.
Total Area: 48,671 km2 (18,792 sq mi)
Capital: Santo Domingo
Country Code: +1-809, +1-829, +1-849
Country Population: 10,878,246
Credit Cards: Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly accepted cards in the Dominican Republic.
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)
Departure Tax: When leaving the Dominican Republic you’ll need to pay a departure tax of $20. We always advise checking with your airline or tour operator to see if this is included in your holiday package.
Electricity: The standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.
Ethnic Groups: 70.4% Mixed, —58.0% Mestizo/indio, —12.4% Multiracial, 15.8% Black, 13.5% White, 0.3% Other.
Location: The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that occupies the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The western one-third of Hispaniola is occupied by the country of Haiti.
Official Language(s): Spanish
Religion: Religion: 69.1% Christianity, —47.8% Catholicism, —21.3% Protestantism, 28.0% No religion, 2.2% Others, 0.7% Undeclared
Time Zone: GMT -4
Tipping: In the Dominican Republic, it is customary to leave a 10% if you enjoyed your services. Some restaurants will add 10% gratuity to your bill, so make sure you look at your check before leaving extra. You will know if it has been added if you see propino incluido or simply servis on the check