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Dominican Treasures Guidebook
Striving to advance sustainable tourism in the country, the Dominican Consortium for Competitive Tourism (CDCT) grants and oversees the Dominican Treasures certification. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism in the Dominican Republic, CDCT put together this informational guide in order to facilitate visitations

Puerto Plata Has It
This brochure describes the principal attractions in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete. It includes information on excursions, events, distances and maps.

Excursions Guide to the Dominican Republic
A complete guide that includes a description of the available routes and excursions in the different regions of the country. Developed by Asociación de Operadores de Turismo Receptivo (OPETUR). Available in Spanish, English, and German.

Download this Airport Map to the Domincan Republic

Download this Puetro Plata Map to the Domincan Republic

Vacation Planner
The planner is the official magazine of the Hotels and Restaurants National Association, which is intended to help the tourists visiting the country on how to plan their vacation. Includes a directory of hotels, maps and information from the main tourist areas of the country. Available in English, Spanish, French and German.


Alcázar Colón in Dominican Republic

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Woman in her small fruit and veg shop near Las Galeras, Samana.
Fry fish from Boca Chica beach in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. The country is the second largest in the Caribbean region, with a surface area of 18,704 square miles (48,442 square kilometers). Located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by the Caribbean Sea.

El Mundo King in Sosua on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is incredibly difficult to accurately describe, but in a nutshell it is a museum of Haitian / Caribbean art. But it’s so much weirder than that.

Botanical Garden at Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been a favorite destination for many years, attracting celebrities, sports personalities and travelers. In fact, the country now has the highest number of hotel rooms in the entire Caribbean, with over 69,000, according to the Hotel & Tourism Association (Asonahores).

Many of the world’s top brands are here, including AM Resorts, Barceló, BeLive, Blau Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites, Bahía Príncipe, Hard Rock Hotels, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hotetur, Iberostar, IFA Hotels, JW Marriott, Majestic Resorts, NH, Occidental, Palladium, Princess, Quality, Renaissance, Riu, Sheraton, Solaya Hotels, Meliá, Vista Sol, Westin and Viva Wyndham.

But the charm of the Dominican Republic is also in its small unique hotels, including Tortuga Bay (Punta Cana) and Peninsula House (Samaná) that made the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List.

Ballena Jorobada at Dominican Republic


Ministry of Tourism

General Information and News

Association of Hotels and Tourism

Punta Cana:

Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Samana,


La Romana:

Tour Operators
Association of Incoming Tour Operators (OPETUR)