Dominican Republic

This is a Latin nation located in the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles and Archipelagos in the Caribbean region, where white sand beaches and enormous golf camps are waiting for all the tourists. Dominican Republic produces the world’s finest cigars. It is a country full of natural and urban activities warm and friendly people, music, party, and dance!

  • National Day: February 27th, 1844
  • Best know tourist spot: Punta Cana
  • Traditional dance: Merengue, bachata
  • A dish you cannot miss: Sancocho, a Spanish-style stew (various roots, green plantains, avocado and typically chicken or beef)
  • National alcoholic drink: Rum, coco loco
  • Architectural hostpot in the Capital: The Cathedral at the colonial city
  • Famous people: Amelia Vega, Oscar de la Renta, Juan Luis Guerra, Michael Camilo
  • Great baseball players: Osvaldo 'Ozzie' Virgil, Felipe Alou, Juan Marichal, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez

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News About Dominican Republic

Olympic dressage dream now a reality for Dominican Republic rider

A dressage rider from the Dominican Republic has become the first from her country to qualify for the Olympic Games in an equestrian sport. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz secure the Rio 2016 Olympic spot available for competitors from Central and South America by taking the top two places in

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Dominican Republic Air Force deploys measures against Zika virus nationwide

Members of the Air Force of the Dominican Republic (FARD) carry out a nationwide operation to prevent the Zika virus and eliminate proliferation of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, a carrier of this virus and also of dengue and Chikungunya fever. Major Wagnel Vallejo, is one of the members

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Havana’s older sister with cobbled streets and historic landmarks

Santo Domingo’s cobbled streets and its air of bygone Spanish colonial glory are far from the usual beach cliché, says Chris Leadbeater Chris Leadbeater @LeadbeaterChris Wandering across the Parque Colon, I momentarily lose track of the fact that I am in the Caribbean. It is no

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