MICHELIN Travel Discover the world
Home > > > > > Know before you go Dominican Republic

Leaving for Dominican Republic

Where to sleep?

View 270 hotels for Dominican Republic

Know before you go

Enlarge map

Know before you go


Useful addresses

United Kingdom

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.


Time difference

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.


Documents

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.


Health

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.


Websites

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.

Top of page