Visit the Dominican Republic

  • Holidays 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.

Discover the Dominican Republic

  • The beaches

    Punta Cana is prized for its endless white sand beaches and luxurious tropical holidays 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 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.

  • Dominican culture

    The unique Dominican city of La Romana is overflowing with culture, history, activities and resorts. It’s an ideal stopover for travellers on the road to Santo Domingo, the country’s capital.

  • Surfing and windsurfing

    Surfers and windsurfers, rejoice! Puerto Plata is known for its breathtaking beaches and crystal blue waves, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and watersports.

Good to know before you go to the Dominican Republic

Important Travel Information

  • Airports in Visit Mexico and the Caribbean 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

    For full information on passport and visa requirements, see the «Entry requirements by destination» section of our Practical Guide.


    For full information on required vaccines, see the «Entry requirements by destination» section of our Practical Guide.

    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.