Dominican Republic has population of over 10 million people, and a territory stretching 48,442 square kilometres. Today, the first city of the Americas, Santo Domingo, is the capital of the Dominican Republic , and continues to thrive while preserving its history and original Spanish architecture.
The country’s cultural make up–Taino, European, and African–includes a diverse population welcomed in the DR since the 19th century, from Jewish and Japanese communities to UNESCO-proclaimed Afro-Caribbean groups. Along the way, you’ll experience a unified passion for our music and dance–merengue, bachata, and son–our diverse gastronomy taking you beyond rice and beans, our love for baseball, family, and hospitality. Together, they make up the essence of our Dominican spirit.