Dominican Republic is located in the heart of the Greater Antilles, it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Mona Channel to the east, which separates it from Puerto Rico.
The country is located on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. The Dominican Republic has four mountain ranges, with peaks of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, giving it a great variability of climate, temperature and biotopes. Its economic and administrative capital, Santo Domingo, is located in the south of the island. It is the largest city in the Antilles.
The bay of Samana, one of the most remarkable places in the Caribbean for humpback whale watching, is located in the north-east of the country, a three-hour drive from Santo Domingo. The Banco de la Plata is the ﬁrst marine protected area of the North Atlantic region and now is a part of a large marine mammals sanctuary, which is also included the Banco del Pañuelo, the Banco de la Navidad, part of the Samaná bay and the intermediate waters in the banks.
How to come
The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, and many airlines ﬂy into the country. Most airlines ﬂy into Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, the country’s main airports. The two cities can be reached in about two and a half hours by road.
Other smaller airports are spread throughout the rest of the country. Santo Domingo International Airport is about an hour’s drive from the centre of the capital.
Airlines to Republic Dominican
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