Dominican Republic

Logan Whaley

Location

The Dominican Republic is located near the middle of the Caribbean and is Southeast of Florida and shares an island with Haiti. Half the island is Haiti and the other half Dominican.
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Capital

The Capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo is one of the Dominicans oldest cities, dating back to the 1500's. It is also very cosmopolitan and is known for its nightlife.
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Pastimes

The most popular sport of the Dominican Republic is baseball, many professional baseball players are from the Dominican one example is David Ortiz.

Cuisines

The most popular food eaten in the Dominican is a combination of multiple foods nicknamed "La Bandera" (the flag). It consists of: rice, red beans, meat, and salad.

Famous Places

La Bahía de Samana

The Yuna River flows into the Samaná Bahía, and it is located south of the town and peninsula of Samaná and features whale watching, marinas, and beaches.

La Iglesia de Santa María la menor

The colonial zone of Santo Domingo is dedicated to St.Mary of Incarnation.

El Museo Del Amber

The Amber Museum. An outstanding example of Victorian architecture, the museum houses a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber. Experts say this amber is known to be the most transparent in the world. Amber is classified as semiprecious and is actually tree sap that has hardened for millions of years, capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

La Playa De Bávaro

Bávaro is a tourist area in Punta Cana, located in La Altagracia province, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. Bavaro was developed together with the resort area and tourist region of Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers

El Templo Del Dominican Republic

The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple is the 99th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple to be built in the church's Caribbean area.

Las Montañas de Pico Duarte

Highest peak in the Dominican, 53 miles North-East of the lowest point in the Dominican.

El Lago Enriquillo

Lake Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic located in the southwestern region of the country.

El Parque Nacional del Este

The rich biodiversity of the Eastern National Park (Parque Nacional del Este) has made it the ideal habitat for an abundance of tropical plant and animal species.

Casa de Campo Resort

Many activities to do here including swimming and snorkeling.

Los Restuarantes de La Romana

The local restaurants that serve the local cuisines and are very popular.

La Plaza de la Cultura

This is the area where the National Theater is located, also the museum of modern art is located here.

El Teatro Nacional de Eduardo Brito

The centerpiece of the complex and hosted miss universe in 1977

Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración

This was built in honor to the beginning of the despot Rafael Leonidas Trujilo.

El Parque Colon

In a diverse city with streets that vary from colonial cobblestone to well-worn dirt paths, the bustling square of Columbus Park proves iconic, with an energy that unifies old world Santo Domingo with contemporary Dominican Republic.

Ocean World Adventure Park, Marino and Casino

One of the most popular amusement parks in the Dominican. It was the Travelers choice 2015 winner.