Travel guide
Dominican Republic

Between New World history and dream beaches.

While the Dominican Republic is blessed with a lush natural environment, its main attraction is its magnificent beaches. Under the mangroves, or out on the water to watch the humpback whales in the distance. A Caribbean cocktail that can also be seen in es villes, the cradle of the New World.

Time difference



Dominican Peso


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

This trip will be an opportunity to put your Spanish to good use!

  • Good morning/Good evening = Buenos días / Buenas tardes
  • How are you? = Cómo estás?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Muy bien, gracias. Y tu?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Habla francés / inglés ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Entiendo / No entiendo
  • Sorry = Lo siento
  • Goodbye = Adios
  • Welcome = Bienvenido
  • Thank you (very much) = Muchas gracias
  • Please = Por favor
  • I am French = Soy frances(a)
  • My name is… = Me llamo…
  • No thanks = No, gracias
  • Yes/No = Si / No
  • You’re welcome = De nada

Key figures

Area: 48 442 km²

10.77 million inhabitants (2017)


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment


Travelers to the Dominican Republic are required to carry a tourist card, which can be obtained locally if the travel agency has not included it in the tour package, or if it is not included in the airline ticket. This card is valid for 30 days.