About the destination

Part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Santo Domingo is rich in history. It is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, as well as the capital of the Dominican Republic.


The official currency of the country is the Dominican Peso (DOP). US dollars and credit and debit cards are also accepted in tourist centers. Do not forget to give the dates of your stay in the Dominican Republic to your bank if you plan to use your cards at your destination.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends to consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and cholera. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the United States border.


Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your arrival in the Dominican Republic.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 30 °C 20 °C 51 mm
February 30 °C 20 °C 64 mm
March 30 °C 21 °C 62 mm
April 31 °C 21 °C 62 mm
May 31 °C 22 °C 148 mm
June 32 °C 23 °C 114 mm
July 32 °C 23 °C 135 mm
August 32 °C 23 °C 156 mm
September 32 °C 23 °C 157 mm
October 32 °C 23 °C 150 mm
November 31 °C 22 °C 111 mm
December 30 °C 21 °C 81 mm


The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but in the tourist areas, most people can also communicate with you in English. Before you leave, learn a few words and phrases in the local language. You’ll impress the locals!

Things to do in Santo Domingo

City Tour

Discover the capital of the Dominican Republic! It is a city rich in history. For example, did you know that it is the largest city in America? In fact, you will find a house built by Christopher Columbus.


There are several golf courses in Santo Domingo. Ask your travel advisor for more information.

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