Everyone has particular lifestyle, vacation and travel needs – we look forward to meet them with total confidence. Our major belief is to touch people’s hearts with the charming and breathtaking natural beauties of the Dominican Republic and provide quality service at reasonable prices.
Planning your vacation should be fun and exciting, that is why we want to share our passion of the beautiful, intriguing, and enchanting Dominican Republic with you. We have been discovering this beautiful island country for decades, and never lost enthusiasm for it. We love the Dominican Republic, and we want the world to experience it and get to know it the way we do.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers smile, hearing what unique experiences they had in the Dominican Republic and send us their friends to taste the same unforgettable moments they have had. Our guest’s satisfaction and gratitude let us know we are working well.
We are happy to review numerus options and packages available and based on your vacation plans, budget and lifestyle needs – we will together create a perfect holiday package for you.
We look forward to being your host in this beautiful country.
We would love to get you all questions answered about your trip to the Dominican republic, from choosing the best period for you to visit the county, arrange the most optimal flight tickets and accommodation, book the transportation from your chosen airport to your accommodation, make the recommendations on the best restaurants and clubs to visit, select the best places to visit based on your field of interests, so you could relax and fell the real Dominican Republic. All our local partners are prechecked and passionate about their job and are always ready to go that extra mile to meet the Concierge lifestyle standards.
THE PEOPLE ARE VERY WELCOMING
Dominicans are friendly and hospitable, always ready for lively conversation or a good party. Friendships and familial relationships are important to them, and it’s fairly common for families and friends to display affection publicly. Dominican also like to gather and celebrate life with good food, good music and great rum. Nothing is rushed, everything is peace and tranquility so just go with the flow and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Official language: Spanish
Capital city: Santo Domingo
Population: 10,3 mio
Ethnic groups: European 16%, African origin 11%, mixed 73%
Religion: 95% Catholics
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR TRAVEL
A passport valid for six months is required when entering the Dominican Republic.
As of June 2018, the Dominican Republic allows nationals from eight countries to enter without a visa or tourist card. These eight countries are Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea and Uruguay. Serbia is under a process of ratification of Visa free travel between these 2 countries.
Nationals from other 95 countries can enter the Dominican Republic with a tourist card, which from April 2018, is included within the air fare.
Validity of the tourist is 30 days from the date of entry the Dominican Republic.
Entry with pets: If bringing a pet to the Dominican Republic, your animal needs an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate (issued at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, before travel) and a veterinary certificate of good health.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HEALTH CARE AND VACCINATIONS
Vaccinations: No special requirements.
Health care: Health insurance is recommended.
Food and drink: it is advised to use bottled water, which is widely available and affordable.
The hot weather and humid climate of the Dominican Republic mean that it is very easy to become dehydrated, so make sure to drink enough water throughout the day, in addition to your favorite cocktails.
Currency information: Dominican peso (DOP, symbol RD$). The daily rate fluctuates depending on the day and the location of exchange. As a general guideline, keep these numbers in mind:
RD$100 = EUR2
RD$500 = EUR10
RD$1,000 = EUR20
Credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted.
ATM: Most ATMs in the Dominican Republic accept international bankcards.
Currency exchange: The peso is not available outside the Dominican Republic. The best way to change the money is to bring with you EUR or USD and convert them to local currency once you are in the Dominican Republic. The import of foreign banknotes is allowed provided that sums being the equivalent of US$10.000 and more are declared.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DUTY FREE
The following goods may be imported into the Dominican Republic by travelers older than 16 without incurring customs duty:
- 200 cigarettes or a box of cigars
- 1l of alcoholic drinks
- Gifts to the value of US$100
All animal products, agricultural and horticultural products are forbidden
Flight connections from Europe to the Dominican Republic are very good. Bigger EU cities enable direct flights daily, while some smaller cities have one stop break before getting to Dominican Republic. Flight duration from major EU cities lasts from 8-10h (direct flights). Major airports in the Dominican Republic are Punta Cana International Airport, Las Americas International Airport (Santo Domingo) and Puerto Plata International Airport.
Important note: a proof of onward or return travel must be provided when traveling to the Dominican Republic, otherwise you may be refused to entry the country.
The Dominican Republic is the perfect cruise destination. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches and plenty things to do. With 6 Cruise Ports and millions of Cruise Visitors a year, the country became in the recent years on of the most important tourism destinations for Cruises.
Cruise ports in the Dominican Republic: Amber Cove at Puerto plata, Isla Catalina or Isla Saona in Bayahibe, Casa de Campo at La Romana, Punta Cana, Samana Bay, Santo Domingo.
Packing for the Dominican Republic means bringing a layered assortment of clothing, tailored to your chosen destination. Bring your swimwear, cotton long sleeves for sun-protection, and shorts for the beach, but also pack casual daytime clothes for city visits. Keep in mind that walking around in your bathing suit is acceptable on the beach, by the pool, or in outdoor areas of your resort, but not in the streets, supermarkets, or resort restaurants.
Dominicans dress up and keep their appearance neat at all times, especially when stepping out in the evenings. Pack a couple of nice outfits for dining out and nightlife.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN
According to the Dominican Republic authorities, visitors under 18 travelling to the Dominican Republic don’t need written authorization from their parents as long as they enter and leave with the same person or people. If visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 are travelling alone, or in a group with no one over 18, then parental authorization is not required as long as the group remains the same on entry and exit.
Otherwise, a visitor under the age of 18 must carry a sworn affidavit drawn up by a solicitor and signed by the child’s parents or legal guardian(s) authorizing their travel.
Electricity in the Dominican Republic operates at North American standards, which is 110V/60Hz. As most of today’s devices come with a flexible transformer range 110-230V for most appliances you shall mainly need an adapter for the electricity socket.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The climate in Dominican Republic is generally hot with tropical temperatures all year, although it does vary from region to region. In Santo Domingo, the temperatures are constant throughout the year, ranging between 25°C (70°F) and 28°C (82°F) with rain periods from May to October. The Punta Cana and Bavaro region is extremely popular with Europeans and American tourists from November to April who seek to escape the cold in real winter time. In January, the average high in Punta Cana is 29°C (84°F) while the average low is 22°C (72°F).
If you’re visiting the mountainous interior, it is best to pack a sweater or a jacket as it can get very cold at high elevations.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to October although Hurricanes in the Dominican Republic are rare. Almost all storms develop above the Equator line and take a turn to the open ocean, up to north and not a significant threat to the Dominican Republic.
For more precise information on hurricanes season you should monitor local and international weather updates and follow the advices of local authorities and your travel agent.