Dominican Republic Travel Guide

  • Vacations to the Dominican Republic: a dream destination for beach goers

    Travellers and time-share owners fly again and again to the Dominican Republic because of its magnificent beaches (like the ones in Punta Cana) and verdant natural landscapes (like those found in Samaná).

    This popular tropical destination promises pure relaxation, beautiful weather, and a healthy dose of outdoor adventure. Best of all, it’s only a short flight away from Canada.

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  • The beaches

    Punta Cana Will open in a separate browser window is prized for its endless white sand beaches and luxurious tropical vacations offered at an affordable price. Located on the Coconut Coast, Punta Cana delivers an unforgettable all-inclusive experience for sun-seeking tourists.

  • Dominican cuisine

    Dominican dishes are as textured, colourful and varied as the nation’s history, many of which are inspired by Taino, Creole, European and even African flavours. The most traditional Dominican dish is bandera, featuring meat, rice, beans, fried plantains and salad. Food lovers have many a tasty option to feast their eyes on!
  • Nature in all its glory

    Tourists looking to reconnect with Mother Nature travel to the Samaná Will open in a separate browser window peninsula for its refreshing and relaxing environment, where mountains covered in lush vegetation contrast beautifully with the peninsula’s white sand beaches and the bay’s smaller islands.

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Important Information

  • Airports in South serviced by Air Transat


    The Dominican peso is this nation’s official currency, but the American dollar is accepted almost everywhere, especially in tourist locations.

    Official Language

    Although Spanish is the Dominican Republic’s official language, employees in most hotels and resorts understand and speak English.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    To get information regarding taxes, passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada's travel website.


    To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

    Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean

    Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.

    Mandatory electronic form to enter and exit the Dominican Republic

    All travelers are required to complete this electronic form  Will open in a separate browser window prior to entering and prior to departing the Dominican Republic. We strongly recommend all travelers complete both forms in one single step prior to departure to avoid any possible inconvenience with the Wi-Fi at your destination. Once both forms are completed, travelers will receive two QR codes that must be presented to authorities at the airport. Without QR code, boarding the aircraft will be denied.

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