the heart of the Caribbean, bathed by the
the North Atlantic
and the impetuous
Caribbean Sea, there is a
placid and beautiful
the Dominican Republic
facts and Things to do
Discovered by Christopher Columbus on 1492, the Dominican Republic was
the first new world colony settled by Spain.
Formed by the
peaks of two undersea mountains which come from Jamaica and Cuba, the
Hispaniola is the second biggest island in the West Indies.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the
island with an area of 48,442 square kilometers, about 18,000 square
is larger than the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, all the Virgin Islands,
and the entire French West Indies put together. It is slightly larger than
the Netherlands, about the size of the state of Maryland.
The country’s highest
point is the Pico Duarte, the tallest mountain in the Caribbean at 10,414
feet above sea level. The country’s lowest point is the Enriquillo Lake,
the lowest in the Caribbean at 148 feet below sea level.
It has a population of approximately
8.7 million people.
The average annual
temperature fluctuates between
18ºC (65ºF) and 27ºC
(81ºF). There is only one season in
the Dominican Republic:
About Boca Chica
Boca Chica beach is a reef-protected
beach of tranquil blue waters and
powder-white sand. People walk a 100 yards from the shore into glassy
waters and still be only waist deep with nothing but soft clean sand
It's the perfect beach for small
children because there are no waves or
deep waters. Boca Chica can be very crowded on Sundays when city
make the 45 minutes commute to the beach, returning home at dusk.
rest of the week, the beach, sand and sun are for the tourists.
Bachata and Salsa
The official currency is the
The exchange rate fluctuates
daily and it's currently
between $40.00 and $50.00 pesos
to one US dollar.
Places to visit
The Colonial Zone: the first street of the new world “Calle
Las Damas”; the Ozama fortress the oldest in the Américas; the first
cathedral in the new world (Cathedral Basílica Santa María La Menor); the
Museum of Las Casas Reales (The
Royal Houses); the
Alcázar de Colón (Columbus’s Castle); the Independence
Park; the Pedestrian
Street El Conde; the famous indoor craft market El Mercado
Modelo located on the Mella Street.
lighthouse (Faro a Colón).
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