For non-residents, passports and tourist cards are required upon entry into the Dominican Republic. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The Dominican peso is the currency of the Dominican Republic, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
La Romana weather is tropical and humid with year-round sunshine. The temperature is steady around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, with colder temperatures from November to April and warmer temperatures in summer months. Historically most hurricane activity in the Dominican Republic's part of the Caribbean has taken place in the months of August and September.
Playa Mariposa is a popular local beach with clear and warm reef waters, perfect for starfish spotting. Minitas is another beach option, with private cabanas for rental and plenty of water activities.
Activities & Attractions
The Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog golf course is the Caribbean’s best, and also one of the top one hundred courses worldwide. Other popular activities include diving and snorkeling through the crystal clear reef water and riverboat trips along the Rio Chavon for waterfall and wildlife spotting. On land, Altos de Chavon is a must-see old-world village with a number of nearby shopping centers.