Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, this lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, 250 miles of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Sunday 31 May - Mother's Day in France (also Algeria, Dominican Republic. First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia; celebrated on the last Sunday in May)
When people think about the Dominican Republic they immediately picture endless white sanded beaches under a perpetual sun, and they are right.
It is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. Coffee is their national drink, and baseball is their national sport.
Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. The city capital of the Dominican Republic is the oldest European settlement in the Americas.
Every year, the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Bay of Samana, welcomes between 2,000 and 3,000 of giant humpback whales.
The lowest elevation in the Caribbean, Lake Enriquillo, it’s an hypersaline lake that covers 375 square kilometers. A very diverse and interesting wildlife inhabits the lake and surrounding areas, among them, beautiful pink flamingos.
The Dominican Republic is the only country in the world to have an image of the Holy Bible on its national flag. People of the country are very thankful and religious. You will often read the statement, “God has blessed this business.” The Dominican Republic is known as the “Breadbasket of the Caribbean.”
This is a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons. The country is also known the world over for its golf courses that are set along the breathtaking coast.