Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Has It All! Over 1600km of coastline and over 400km of nearly perfect beaches cover the Dominican Republic. Nature enthusiasts love that over 26% of the Dominican Republic’s land and coastal shores are preserved national parks. On top of that, it is also a top golfing destination in the Caribbean with 25 designer courses. Best of all, it is rich on culture and high on hospitality.

It is the second largest Caribbean country so there are quite a few different hot spots to visit. If you are into white sand beaches and palm trees (who isn’t?), Punta Cana is the most popular destination for tourists and it is probably the airport you will fly into so you can just stay there and make yourself comfortable. La Romana was formally just a golf destination but is now becoming more and more popular because the destination feels more authentic with sugar cane fields and rich cultural attractions. La Romana also offers great scuba diving and world-class deep sea fishing. Samana is on the north east coast and is most popular as a cruise destination. If you plan your visit between mid-January and mid-March, you can also take advantage of their whale watching season. Santa Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic with it’s Colonial City being declared a UNESCO heritage site. It is a perfect destination for “foodies” because dining is such an event in Santa Domingo and usually doesn’t even begin until about 9pm. Finally we have Puerto Plata which is home to Brugal Rum Factory and gold sand beaches.

Destination Weddings: the Dominican Republic offers a very tropical landscape for you to exchange vows. Most of the accommodation options are all inclusive as well, which can help keep costs down. It is not overly difficult to be legally married in the Dominican Republic but if you choose a legal ceremony it will be entirely in Spanish. For this reason most couples chose to have a symbolic ceremony on the island and a legal ceremony at home but the choice is yours.

Thinking about a Destination Wedding in Dominican Republic? Your VERY FIRST step should be downloading my FREE 9 Step Guide for Canadians Planning Destination Weddings here .


Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
Dominican Republic Specialist

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