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Cheap Flights to Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is something of a surprise. Whilst it has the beautiful beaches and shorelines that Caribbean countries are famous for, it also has desertous stretches, soaring mountains, lush jungles, rocky cliffs, and serene lagoons. The cities and towns meanwhile offer even more variety, from the historic Santo Domingo, the resort hot-spot Punta Cana, to the old fashioned streets of Puerto Plata.

Things to do in the Dominican Republic

You cannot start anywhere else but Santo Domingo when you come to the Dominican Republic. The oldest city in the so-called New World, this UNESCO listed treasure is replete with winding cobbled streets, imposing colonel architecture, and borders that hide some of the best museums, restaurants, nightclubs, and galleries in the country.

Meanwhile, Punta Cana in the east is for the beach lovers. Filled with powder-white stretches that will evoke a feeling of being Robinson Crusoe on your own desert island, this resort town has the advantage of a hopping nightlife, and adventure sports such as ziplining tours, jetskiing, paragliding, and scuba diving that run down its length and breadth.

But the terrain of the Dominican Republic isn’t limited to its beaches; visit Jarabacoa, deep in the Central Mountains, where you can hike through pine forests and come out along rivers, and out to waterfalls. Or head out to Lake Enriquillo, a saltwater lake where a flurry of elegant flamingos spend their time, or journey to the barren Neiba Valley, at the end of Lake Enriquillo, a hot and arid plain, that typifies the highland valleys of this nation.

Best time to visit the Dominican Republic

·         The average temperature in the Dominican Republic is a balmy and beautiful 25°C so being cold won’t be a problem here. However, you’ll want to visit the island of Hispaniola during its dry season which runs from the middle of December right through to April.  

·         You can visit during the May to November wet season, as the country only tends to experience short and sharp showers, but be warned this is also hurricane season, so check the weather closer to your departure if you book during this time.

Flights to the Dominican Republic

·         Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in the city of Punta Cana is the country’s busiest airport, but Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo also offers a lot of routes.

·         From Australia, you are looking at one, but possibly two stops to get to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. Layovers are usually in the USA, with frequent routes through Dallas (DFW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (EWR).

·         Flying to the Dominican Republic can be done with American Airlines, Qantas, United, Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, COPA, JetBlue and Delta.

Currency

·         Dominican Peso (DOP).

Visa requirements

·         Upon entry, you will need to pay for a tourist card that will allow you to stay in the country for up to 30 days, and this costs 10USD ($14). For more details on this process, please visit the Smart Traveller advice page on travel to the Dominican Republic.

 

Please note that information is correct as of December 2016

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