República Dominicana ( Dominican Republic). La ubicación: Caribe oriental; Oriental dos tercios de la isla de Hispanola Location: Eastern Caribbean; Eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola Coastline: 3,000 miles
La ubicación: Caribe oriental; Oriental dos tercios de la isla de Hispanola
Location: Eastern Caribbean;
Eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Coastline: 3,000 miles
The country with the highest peak and the lowest point in the Caribbean
The capital city of Santo Domingo is located on the south coast of the island.
Climate: Maritime tropical.
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Dominican's).Population (2009): 9.65 million.Annual population growth rate (2009): 3.5%.Ethnic groups: Mixed 73%, European 16%, African origin 11%.Religion: Roman Catholic 95%.Language: Spanish.Education: Years compulsory--6. Attendance--70%. Literacy--84.7%.
Branches: Executive--president (chief of state and head of government), vice president, cabinet. Legislative--bicameral Congress (Senate and House of Representatives). Judicial--Supreme Court of Justice.Subdivisions: 31 provinces and the National District of Santo Domingo.
Native Population – Taínos
The indigenous Taínos (meaning ‘Friendly People’) lived on the island now known as Hispaniola. Taínos gave the world sweet potatoes, peanuts, guava, pineapple and tobacco – even the word ‘tobacco’ is Taíno in origin. Yet the Taínos themselves were wiped out by Spanish diseases and slavery. Of the 400, 000 Taínos that lived on Hispaniola at the time of European arrival, fewer than 1000 were still alive 30 years later. None exist today.
Slightly fewer than half of Dominicans live in rural areas; many are small landholders. Haitians form the largest foreign minority group. All religions are tolerated; the state religion is Roman Catholicism.
There are an abundance of recreational activities at the coast including beach and water sports such as kitesurfing, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing. Available at the interior are white water rafting, horseback riding, cannoning, and hiking, and mountain biking,
You can visit a cigar factory where you will see them being hand rolled. Also visit a ceramic factory where the ceramic, faceless dolls are produced.
You can head through the picturesque Dominican Alps to Jarabacoa passing through spectacular scenery of green valleys and clear streams. The waterfalls at Jarabacoa will astound you with their natural beauty as you journey by foot or by horse to the tranquil area.
A continuación se muestra el costo de unas vacaciones de nueve días a la República Dominicana
(Ready to Visit! Below is the cost for a nine day vacation to the Dominican Republic)
Flight: $ 1538.
Meals & Tips: 1200.
Transportation & Tours: 400.
Souvenirs & Gifts: 300. Total: $ 4936.