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Travel tips for Dominican Republic - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. Going to the Dominican Republic on vacation, it is very important to learn some basic phrases in Spanish. Most locals do not speak English, especially outside large cities, and without the basic knowledge of Spanish, you can get into an awkward situation.
2. The tropical country's relaxed rhythm implies that everything here takes place half an hour or even an hour later than planned, so you need to be patient.
3. Don't move away from Dominicans who approach you close during the conversation. This country has its own ideas about personal space, and this "maneuver" may be regarded as rudeness and unwillingness to communicate.
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4. Arriving in the Dominican Republic, be sure to exchange some US dollars for Dominican pesos at ATM. Many restaurants and hotels accept American dollars, but this may be unprofitable.
5. It's very important to avoid drinking tap water and water in restaurants. Do not buy coconut water on the street. You can only drink bottled mineral water bought in a food shop. Use it to rinse the mouth after brushing your teeth. In restaurants and cafes, ask waiters if they purify water used for drinks. Bacteria in the water are safe for most Dominicans but can cause indigestion in tourists.
6. In the Dominican Republic, it is common to share food. Eating in front of the interlocutor is considered bad manners.
7. It is very dangerous to go out alone to a dark, deserted street. In the evenings, you should avoid wearing jewelry and designer clothes attracting too much attention. Copyright
8. Clothes and overall appearance are important for Dominicans, especially in Santiago and Santo Domingo. If a person wears beach shorts in the city, he will immediately be marked as a tourist. Shorts are only suitable for the beach. For evening walks, you need to dress properly. A stylish suit and good shoes are the best choice for visiting clubs and restaurants.
9. It's always better to mix with the crowd and avoid looking like a tourist. That's how you can greatly reduce the risk of being robbed.
10. Tourists should expect that their new Dominican friends will only communicate with them through What's App. Making phone calls and writing SMS are rare among Dominicans.
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Advices for popular cities of Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo
1. Tourists arriving at the Las Americas airport may opt for taxi booking service. A taxi car can be ordered in advance prior to the flight. A cost of a service will be about 35USD. A trip from the airport to the city center will take about 30 minutes by car. 2. One can plan a visit to the tourist destination at any season of the year as the city of Santo Domingo features a favorable warm and sunny weather all the year round. An average daytime temperature is about 30C and the current climate … Read more
1. Fans of hiking and excursions are better to refrain from visiting Bavaro during the period from May to September as it usually rains every day during this season. Showers are rare during the rest of the year, so nothing will prevent tourists from their active excursion program. 2. August is the hottest month of the year, so the temperature rarely falls below 30C. 3. Tourists might consider taking a Spanish phrasebook with them as virtually all local people speak this language. English … Read more
La Romana
1. The ideal time to visit the resort is between December and May. This period is characterized by the most favorable weather and the largest number of sunny days. 2. There is no international airport at the resort or in its vicinity. From other countries, the easiest way to get here is through Punta Cana International Airport that regularly receives flights from many countries and connects them to La Romana. 3. Besides traditional hotels, individual bungalows for rent are quite common … Read more

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