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)
Seaports: Cruise ship ports in the Dominican Republic are located on the southcentral (Santo Domingo), north (Puerto Plata), southeastern (La Romana and Punta Cana) and northeastern (Samaná) coasts, visiting especially during the winter months.
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.