Travel information Dominican Republic
Travel information Dominican Republic : The Dominican Republic is a country in Central America with 9.5 million inhabitants. It is located in the Caribbean on the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola. Neighboring Haiti is located on the western part. The Dominican Republic has a coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The landscape is diverse. Many mountain ridges, fertile valleys, desert landscape, salt lakes, a limestone plateau, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. The coastal plains with caves, bays, lagoons, beaches, islands and coral reefs. Vegetation in the form of tropical rainforest, mangrove forests, pine forests, coconut palms and bush vegetation. There is a tropical climate with trade winds and a hurricane season. The capital, Santo Domingo has 3 million inhabitants. Sights include the old city gate Puerta del Conde, the palace of Diego Columbus, the lighthouse Faro Colon and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. The colonial part of town is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Other major cities are Bonao, Bajos the Haina, Barahona, Higúey, La Romana, La Vega, Puerto Plata, San Cristóbal, San Francisco de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís Santiago. Other attractions are the Christ Statue on Mount Isabel de Torres, the Brugal rum factory, Samaná Peninsula, the Creole cuisine, the merengue, the Amber Museum, the national parks and the Caribbean nature.
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