Whether it's a wedding, a honeymoon, an anniversary, or simply a romantic getaway, the Dominican Republic is the perfect destination for romance. Its paradisiacal beaches, a variety of hotels and resorts, and a bohemian atmosphere create the ideal setting.

Santo Domingo: Cultural Capital of the Americas

To begin with, the Cultural Capital of the Americas, Santo Domingo, is a city where lovers immerse themselves in a dreamlike experience. Its cobblestone streets, rich in history, provide the perfect backdrop for a hand-in-hand stroll. The charm of Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is evident in every corner, blending Spanish architecture with vibrant local life.

Walking along Calle Las Damas, the oldest street in the Americas, or along the Malecón with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop, are activities that not only showcase the beauty of the city but also allow for intimate moments as a couple. There’s nothing like getting lost among the ruins of the Alcázar de Colón, the former residence of Christopher Columbus’ family, or visiting the museums and art galleries that house unique pieces of the country's history.

Zona Colonial Peatonal

Caribbean Sea: The Perfect Setting

For couples seeking a luxury retreat, the Dominican Republic offers a wide range of resorts and spas designed for romance. In the east region, known for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, you will find some of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean.

Among them is the exclusive all-inclusive resort Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, where privacy and comfort combine to offer an unparalleled experience in its exclusive beachfront rooms. It also features a world-class spa where you can enjoy relaxing and revitalizing treatments in a serene environment.

Another notable accommodation is the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, a five-star resort that combines elegance with the natural beauty of its surroundings. The suites with views of the Caribbean Sea are ideal for couples seeking an intimate atmosphere. Additionally, the resort offers a wide range of romantic activities, from private beach dinners to sunset cruises.

On the other hand, the town of Las Terrenas on the Samaná Peninsula offers a bohemian and very relaxed atmosphere. With its pristine beaches and tranquil ambiance, this place provides a unique getaway. Here, couples will find boutique hotels and spas to enjoy outdoor massages and beauty treatments with local ingredients.

Playa Morón, Las Terrenas

The Ideal Setting for a Wedding

There are many venues in the Dominican Republic to celebrate a wedding. Hotels, resorts, and other venues offer complete packages that include photographers, catering, music, flowers, ceremonies, and more for that special moment where "I do" is the pinnacle.

To reach this point, consider the following requirements and documents to be sent to the Civil Registry Office for the preparation of the Marriage Certificate. Copies can be sent in advance, and original documents should be brought upon arrival in the country:

  • Original passport with a photocopy of the identification page (photo) and the latest entries into the country.
  • Affidavit of Single Status certifying that both partners are single.
  • Original Birth Certificates of the couple and any shared children.
  • Divorce Certificate(s) or Death Certificate(s), if applicable.
  • Two or more witnesses with valid passports; they cannot be family members.
  • The couple must arrive in the country 3 working days before the wedding.

Boda Princess Hotel

It is important to note that civil ceremonies are conducted only in Spanish, but a translator can be requested. Additionally, the required documentation may vary depending on the country of origin of the couple.