Dominican Island This second largest nation in the Caribbean Sea shares the
Island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Spread over an area of about 18705 sq miles this country is the
most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean. Tourist attractions here include well developed
beach resorts, some of the most tranquil and pristine beaches, world class golf, stunning coral
reefs, waterfalls, forests, rugged alpine terrain, secluded Islands, diverse ecosystem, water and
sports activities. Some of the tourist popular destination cities are Santo Domingo, La Romana,
Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana and Puerto Plata. Santo Domingo is the capital, the largest
city and the largest airport also known as Las Americas International besides several others in
the country. Popular cruise ports are Santo Domingo, Barahona, Manzanillo, La Romana, San
Pedros de Macoris and Puerto Plata. Direct and connecting flights operate from USA and other
countries to Santo Domingo and other cities.
Getting around: There are a few highways, tollways, secondary routes and other roadways in
the country, government controlled public bus services, mass transit system metra services within
cities, air services within the country, auto rentals, hotel operated shuttle bus services, mutli
passenger taxis, railways, ports and harbors are available.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is December to February, mid season March to May and
low season June to November.
Weather: Climatological Information Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic source Oficina
Nacional de Meteorologia. Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather
conditions in the same city, town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for
current conditions. Visit the relevant source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on WMO Climatological Normals(CLINO) for the 30-
year period 1961-1990.
- Mean number of rain days = Mean number of days with at least 1 mm of rain.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
Weather related other variants: Hurricane season is from June to November.
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