Just a Few Hours From the U.S.
The Dominican Republic is very accessible to travelers from the world over with four international airports — several daily flights from Europe and major US cities.
It's political stability, easy currency exchange, sound investment opportunities, state-of-the-art worldwide communications, abundant and accessible airports, roadways and rental vehicles make it the perfect destination.
Most visitors need only a valid passport to enter the Dominican Republic. In accordance with Dominican Republic laws, upon arrival at the customs and immigration desk in the airport you are required to purchase a 30-day tourist card (US$10 fee in cash only, no credit or debit cards).
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, although most resort, restaurants, discos and activities operators speak English and an array of other languages. However, in the country, locals may not speak English.
The local currency is Pesos and its value fluctuates between 30-40 pesos per US dollar and 48-53 pesos per Euro depending on daily exchange rates.
Punta Cana is located in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The province's 100 kilometers (62 mi) coastline boasts mostly white sand beaches. From north to south, the main beaches are Uvero Alto, Macao, Arena Gorda, Bávaro, El Cortecito, Los Corales and Cabeza de Toro, all north of the cape; and Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo south of the cape.
The Punta Cana International Airport is one of the busiest and best connected airports in the region with many daily flights from New York, Miami, Chicago, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, among others, and is conveniently located very close to the resort areas.
The weather is fairly consistent all year, with an average temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). The hot and humid season lasts from May to October, and during the day temperatures might reach 35 °C (95 °F). From November to March, temperatures during the evening are around 20 °C (68 °F). Very little rain falls around the area, primarily because of the mostly flat landscape, a combination of savanna and mountains.