Dominican Republic :
Where to go?
Know before you go
Know before you go
Tourist Office of the Dominican Republic – 18-21 Hand Court - High Holborn - London WC1V 6JF - t 0207 242 7778 - www.gotodominicanrepublic.com
Embassy of the Dominican Republic – 139 Inverness Terrace - London W2 6JF - t 0207 727 7091- www.dominicanembassy.org.uk
Republic of Ireland
The Dominican Republic does not have an embassy or tourist office in Ireland, but travellers can consult its embassy and tourist office in London.
When to go
The climate is predominantly humid and tropical and temperatures range between 18 and 28°C. The most pleasant period is from mid-December to late March, when the weather is drier and the temperatures are around 25°C. This is also the peak tourist season.
The time in the Dominican Republic is GMT-4. So, when it is 12noon in London and Dublin, it is 8am (winter) or 7am (summer) in Santo Domingo.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of twice the length of your stay from the date of entry into Dominican Republic.
You will be asked to purchase a 30-day tourist card on arrival and pay an exit tax on leaving.
Also see Practical A to Z.
Recommended vaccinations: DT-polio.
Anti-malarial medication recommended.
Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).
First aid kit
Don’t forget anti-diarrhoea and intestinal medication and water purifying tablets.
www.godominicanrepublic.com – General, practical, cultural and tourist information.
www.dominicanrepublic.com – Tourism, economy, and culture.
www.dominicanway.com – Practical and tourist information.
www.colonialzone-dr.com – Privately developed and well-researched site.
www.wikidominicana.edu.do – Spanish. Virtual Dominican encyclopaedia.
www.medioambiente.gov.do – Spanish. Information about national parks and scientific, flora and fauna sanctuaries.
www.logitour-repdom.com/forum – A forum is attached to this quite extensive general information site.