Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -4)
International Airports: Santo Domingo (SDQ, JBQ), Punta Cana (PUJ), Puerto Plata (POP), La Romana (LRM), Santiago (STI), Samaná (AZS), Barahona (BRX)
Destination types: Beaches, Golf, Historic, Mountain, City
Entry requirements: Tourist card or visa
Sales tax: 18%
Standard tipping practice: 10%
Languages: Spanish, English widely spoken.
Credit cards widely accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Population: 9,378,819 (2010 Census)
Telephone: Country Code is 1, Area Codes are 809, 829 and 849
Currency: Dominican peso
Electricity: 110V / 60 Hz
Climate: Moderate tropical climate, with an average of 21C-30C (70F-86F) year round.