Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean which occupies the western half of the island of Hispaniola, with Haiti occupying the other. Sandwiched in between Puerto Rico and Cuba, this is very much the heart of the Caribbean and enjoys the sun, sea and sand associated with it. As with much of the area, the Dominican Republic has a long association with Europe and the official language is Spanish. Many of the greatest landmarks and architecture in the country are from the colonial era such as the first cathedral, castle and university to be built in all of the Americas.

Tourism has been an important industry in the Dominican Republic for many years and much of its estimated 10 million population are employed by it. There are plenty of beach resorts with restaurants, bars and nightclubs to enjoy and of course the beaches are usually only a short walk away. Much of the nightlife is influenced by the lively merengue style of music which originated here. Serviced apartments in Dominican Republic are usually found in these beach resorts but the cities are also worth exploring. Watersports and scuba-diving are also very popular in the country due to the abundance of tropical fish to be seen.

Cities of Dominican Republic