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Interesting Facts about the Dominican Republic

Did you know that if you sail in a straight line from Panama to the Dominican Republic you will travel 1,518 kilometers? A curious but interesting fact if you plan to cross the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic and want to get to paradise. Let’s see other interesting facts about the Dominican Republic.

Deserted beaches, surf beaches, beaches, beaches, beaches. 

From beaches of fine white sands and crystal-clear turquoise water, to remote corners where the sand turns golden and the appearance of the sea dances between different shades of blue. We can affirm that the Dominican Republic is a great resort since among its 600 kilometers of beach area we find 80 beaches enabled for tourism. 

Small but tall. 

Located in the central provinces, Pico Duarte with its 3,098 meters of height is the highest peak of the Central Central mountain range of the country and, in fact, of the entire Caribbean. The second highest point within the same mountain range is Valle Nuevo, popular for its pyramids.  

If hiking and camping is your thing, you can propose to climb it. There are numerous tours that offer the activity. You will only need 3 to 4 days of ascent, physical preparation, and know some Spanish to be able to chat with shops and other locals on the route. 

Shores of eternal summer. 

In Punta Cana, summers are long, very hot, and sometimes cloudy; winters are hot and mostly clear. 

During the course of the year, the temperature generally ranges from 22 ° C to 31 ° C. 

In short, if you are coming from a cold country, be prepared to pack all your winter clothes as soon as you arrive at the hotel. You will not miss her! 

It takes years to make a good cigar, and a few hours to consume it. 

The Dominican Republic is the main exporter of fine cigars worldwide. 

The history of tobacco in the Dominican Republic is much earlier than that of other sources of quality tobacco. In fact, it was from the island of Hispaniola that Rodrigo de Jérez, a sailor on Columbus’s first voyage to America, brought the first cigars to Spain. 

Sweet temptation. 

Did you know that you can find bananas, pineapples, papayas, mangoes, and avocados available all year round? Yes, juicy, sweet, and hearty thanks to the local climate. You will never need a fruit salad. 

The advantages of the island. 

The Dominican Republic shares the island with the neighboring country of Haiti. Even so, crossing half an island and being able to travel the distance between a wonderful destination and a paradise corner is very easy. 

From east to west, the driving distance between Punta Cana to Pedernales is 496 km or approximately 7 hours. If you don’t know about Pedernales, then we invite you to read about Bahía de las Águilas. We bet that your adventurous spirit will awaken. 

On the other hand, from south to north, the distance from Santo Domingo to Samaná is three hours by car. 

The country has thousands of things to offer, adapting to everyone’s taste, locals, and tourists. We hope that these interesting facts about the Dominican Republic will encourage you to visit its half of the island and explore it. Visit the Concierge Recommends for more articles about unique things to experience during your vacation at any of the other Privilege Club destinations.