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    Dominican Republic Hotel Travel Guide

    Welcome to Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic is often overlooked as a vacation destination, but those who have visited it have loved it. Experience it for yourself by booking a trip today using Expedia. Take a tour of the capital, Santo Domingo, or enjoy a serene visit somewhere quieter. Expedia will help you find the right trip for you. See just how simple it is to visit the country of your dreams, begin your search right now.

    Eager to reserve a room at an exquisite retreat in Dominican Republic? Take your pick. We've got a massive range of budget lodges also. And there are a wealth of choices in between. It's simply based on what you're in the mood for and how much you'd like to spend. And as far as location is concerned, you can choose a room in any part of the country you'd like. You'll locate an assortment of accommodation options at the center of the action, as well as private lodges on the border of Dominican Republic. When you browse our catalog of accommodations in Dominican Republic, you're certain to find cheap rates and shocking packages on any type of lodge around.

    Quick facts about Dominican Republic:

    • With 10.1 million denizens, Dominican Republic ranks 132nd in population compared to other countries
    • The currency in Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso
    • Don't forget to stop in Punta Cana , Puerto Plata , and Santo Domingo while you're in the country
    • Haiti is right next to Dominican Republic, so you can easily add a second country to your trip

    Looking to educate yourself about the nearby hotels in Dominican Republic? Here are a few stats you should know:

    • 18 people have reviewed this country on Expedia, and 15 of them wholeheartedly recommend taking a trip here.
    • Average hotels here receive a ranking of 4 on a scale from 1 to 5.
    • The average room has a cleanliness rating of 4.
    • Service at local hotels have received a rating of 4 on average.
    • Comfort levels at local lodges garnered a score of 4.

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    Geography

    The Dominican Republic is a slice of paradise that features a little bit of everything: mountains, rainforests, deserts, and beaches. Four mountain ranges sprawl across the island, one of which is the Cordillera Central, the highest range in the West Indies. In some areas, rainforests cover these mountains, while drier, more desert regions are located in the valleys. As for the coast, the Atlantic Ocean borders the northern shores, and the Caribbean Sea lies to the south.

    Best and Worst Times to Visit

    The Dominican Republic is blessed with warm weather year round, making any month a pleasant time to visit. The temperature usually lingers in the 80s F during the day and only slightly dips in the evenings. Although the weather barely changes throughout the year, vacationers often flock to the island during high season, from December to April. It’s drier during this time, and even warmer weather tends to roll in around May.

    The rainy season differs depending on the region, but the eastern and southern regions usually see rainfall in September, October, and May. This doesn’t mean it will be wet all season though as there is still plenty of sunshine during these months. When planning your trip, keep in mind that hurricane season spans June to the end of November, but satellites can predict these storms in advance.

    Lodging

    Whether you’re venturing to the island for a destination wedding or a family reunion, you’re certain to find lodging that matches your preferences.

    All-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic are a popular option on this island, especially in Punta Cana. Many of these feature several on-site restaurants and bars, along with private beach access, full-spa services, and activities. Some provide multiple pool areas, while others boast casinos. With so much taken care of, it’s tempting not to the leave the resort’s premises.

    The island also provides more traditional Dominican Republic hotels with standard amenities, such as pools, fitness centers, and lounges. These hotels may have fewer on-site services than resorts, but they still cover your basic needs.

    Things to Do

    Punta Cana is the hot spot on this island. Known as the Tip of the White Palms, it sits on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic and is home to some of the most picturesque beaches. Bundle up all your travel needs with one of the Punta Cana vacation packages, and then bask on the shores of this resort area. Soak up the beach life as you snorkel just off the coast in the Marinarium, kayak around Playa Juanillo, and take surf lessons at Playa del Macao. The island also flaunts a number of tranquil beaches on other sides of the coast, including Boca Chica in the west and La Romana to the south.

    The Dominican’s diverse terrain offers endless opportunities for excursions and extreme adventures. Raft along the country’s only whitewater river, Rio Yaque del Norte, go caving in the caverns at Fun Fun Cave, or soar through the country’s largest zip line in Samana. Hike to the waterfalls at Jarabacoa and mountain bike the trails at Cabarete.

    After bumming it at the beach and hitting the trails, get a sense of the past in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo. This historical district in the heart of the capital dates back to the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Officially founded in 1498, the city features some of the oldest buildings in the New World. Take a walking tour through the cobblestone streets and discover the Catedral Primada de America, or visit the Alcazar de Colon, which was once a palace belonging to Columbus’ son. You may even find travel guides who will give tours and provide you with the insider scoop on these destinations.

    Culture

    The Dominican is more than just inviting shorelines and swaying palm trees. This island was home to the original Spanish colony in the New World, and it still maintains much of that history. The first hospital and Catholic church still stand today amongst other ancient attractions and museums dedicated to the country’s history, art, and culture.

    When it comes to culture, the Dominican people dance to the moves of their own choreography. They take pride in the merengue, a fast-paced dance they created, along with the bachata, which originated in the rural areas of the country. As for music, Palo is a genre usually reserved for religious ceremonies, while salsa music and Dominican rock are everyday go-to beats.

    Baseball is also deeply rooted in the culture. America’s favorite pastime was taught on the island in the late 19th century, and by the early 20th century, four teams were formed that still exist today: The Tigers, Eastern Stars, The Eagles, and The Lions of the Chosen One. The island takes the game seriously as there are baseball fields scattered around almost every town.

    Food

    Prep your taste buds for the Spanish-, African-, and Caribbean-infused concoctions served up on this island. La Bandera is the most common meal, which is a plate of rice, beans, and meat, while plantains are another staple often incorporated in meals or served on the side. Sancocho is a meat stew that will warm your heart and soul, and mangu is a combination of boiled plantains, red onions, and fried cheese. When it comes to quenching your thirst, jugo de chinola is a popular passion fruit juice, and Presidente is the cerveza of choice.

    From tasty stews to serene beaches, you won’t want to miss this tropical destination. Sort through our vast selection of lodging to find cheap deals on resorts and hotels in the Dominican Republic for your next trip to the Caribbean.

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    Hotels in Puerto Plata (and vicinity)

    Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive

    Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    "Excellent location close to beach and restaurants"
    This is one of the resorts older hotels so there are signs of wear and tear but the rooms are kept clean by the cleaning crew which is excellent!
    A Traveller
    Popular with budget-minded European and American vacationers, this beachfront all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata is on …More
    Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort All Inclusive

    1 Paradise Drive, Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    "Beautiful surroundings, amenities."
    Multiple resorts connected, expansive grounds, beautiful vegetation, pools. Beach is on the smaller side but because of the many pools, it never felt crowded. Depending on which part of the resort you stay, the buildings can be older or more modern and updated. Even the older accommodations have very spacious, air conditioned rooms with balconies and they are kept clean. Don't expect cable (about 10 channels, 8 local, 2 English speaking). WIFI is extra. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and the food is excellent; plenty of choices and the quality of foodd is very good too. All inclusive at its best!
    Traveller from Bellevue, WA
    Less than 4 km (2 miles) from Puerto Plata and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea, this all-inclusive resort has 11 …More
    Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive - Puerto Plata Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Be Live Collection Marien - All Inclusive

    Carretera Luperón, Km. 4.5, Puerto Plata - Map
     
     
    "Nice hotel with a massive pool and ocean!"
    Constant, delicious food from the buffet welcomed you each morning. The friendly staff always greeted you with a smile and normally a Spanish greeting. The ocean and massive pool were a minute away from our room. The room itself wasn't anything special, but nice nonetheless. The drinks were fantastic and it was fun trying different ones.
    Traveller from Boston, MA
    Located along Costa Dorada Beach on the Dominican Republic's Amber Coast, this resort faces a golden-sand beach and the …More

    Hotels in Santo Domingo (and vicinity)

    BelleVue Dominican Bay - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    BelleVue Dominican Bay - All Inclusive

    Juan Bautista Vicini s/n, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "It was ok"
    Maybe I'll return. I hope they have ATM in hotel. And I hope there's wifi included on the package next time.
    Traveller from new jersey
    This family-friendly Boca Chica resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Caribbean Divers and Boca Chica …More
    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Be Live Experience Hamaca Garden - All Inclusive

    Calle Duarte #1-A, Esq. Caracol, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "Nice on the beach "
    Very few English speaking people. Staff where easy to communicate with. Most of the other people staying where russian very loud and rude cutting in front of you in line
    Traveller from Dorr Michigan
    Nestled on the beach, this Boca Chica resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caribbean Divers and Boca Chica. Coral Hamaca Resort …More
    Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach - All Inclusive - Boca Chica Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Be Live Experience Hamaca Beach - All Inclusive

    Calle Duarte #1-B Esq. Caracol, Boca Chica - Map
     
     
    "Stayed here before it's very nice."
    This hotel has good food and amenities. I like the shows, disco, food and beach. The rooms are very nice and clean. The staff is always friendly and helpful.
    A Traveller
    The hotel has an oceanfront location at Boca Chica, beach with crystal clear waters and white sands, and is located only 30 …More

    Hotels in Punta Cana

    Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive

    Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "All Inclusive with amazing pools and beach."
    Had an amazing time. This was my first all-inclusive experience at a resort and I found it very enjoyable. I'd recommend going with the Elegance Club and getting one of the cabana beds by the pools or on the beach. It was extremely relaxing.
    A Traveller
    This beachfront property is located in Punta Cana a white sandy beach surrounded by astonishing landscapes all Jr Suites & …More
    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Meliá Caribe Tropical - All Inclusive

    Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Beautiful Resort with Great Restaurants!!"
    My daughter and I decided to take a 4 day getaway to Punta Cana, and chose Melia Caribe Tropical! We were both very impressed with the friendliness of the staff... The rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. I requested the room to be closed to the beach and pool area-only a three minute walk. The staff at this resort made sure we were comfortable at all times; from the waiters at each restaurant, to the cleaning lady who attended our room, to the staff at the pool making our drinks, to the zumba dancers Alex and Nelly, to the groundskeeper who offered us fresh coconuts from the palm trees!!! I can't express how satisfied we both felt!!They made our stay a very special one for us!!! I have a lot of gratitude towards them...One thing that bothered me was actually behavior from the travelers, some were arrogant and were getting upset at the staff because of the communication issues! Not everyone speaks English in the world!!!
    Traveller from Florida
    Located on the island's eastern tip, the Melia Tropical All Inclusive faces Bavaro Beach, famed for its white sands and …More
    Excellence Punta Cana - Adults Only - All Inclusive - Punta Cana Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Excellence Punta Cana - Adults Only - All Inclusive

    Playas Uvero Alto - Punta Cana, Punta Cana - Map
     
     
    "Excellente!"
    Lovely grounds, lots of choices for sun or shade near the pool or the ocean. Like all Punta Cana locations the water can be rough. Swim up rooms are great. Wonderful staff. Jeannette, David, Santos, the staff at the Excellence Club, everyone went out of their way to be as friendly, helpful and accommodating as possible. Resort is just the right size, not too big. Adults only is a plus. Atmosphere is laid back and very friendly. Lots of activities if you want them. Can't wait to go back.
    Traveller from USA
    This all-inclusive retreat is surrounded by a lush canopy of coconut palms, vast grasslands, pristine beach, and the …More