The Capital of the Caribbean
Get to know more about our precious island and its people
Dominican Republic is a privileged land in which vivid colors, friendly people, contagious rhythms and magnificent landscapes all join together to create unforgettable memories. Whether you visit our white sand and clear blue water beaches, hike the Pico Duarte (highest peak in the Caribbean), adventure inside our underground caves or explore our highland and lowland areas, the beauty and uniqueness of the our greatly diverse geography will offer numerous adventure travel options for you within short distances.
Diversity is in our DNA
Our island was initially inhabited by the Taino Indians until it was discovered and colonized by the Spanish in 1492. We are the oldest city in the Americas and the richness of our historical past can be appreciated when visiting the Colonial Zone located in Santo Domingo.
Currently, the Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean, sharing the island with Haiti and occupying two thirds of the island to the east side. Although we are a developing country, we have the second largest economy in the Caribbean and Central America.
Dominican Republic leads
economic growth in Latin America, Central America and The Caribbean
The IDB Group's 2019 Activity Report places the Dominican Republic as the country with the highest economic growth in Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean, during 2019.
We are much more
than beautiful beaches
Companies operating in and out of our many Industrial Duty Free Zones produce a wide variety of goods, including apparel, electronics, footwear, leather goods, jewelry and medical products.
The Dominican Republic is home to many international industrial manufaturers, among which are Hanes, Rockwell, Wolverine Worldwide, Dexter Shoe, Kohler, Wacoal, Power One, Cuttler- Hammer, Andin International, Abbot Laboratories, GTE, Motorola, Baxter, Citibank, Smith-Enron, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Siecor, Shell, Xerox, IBM, Falconbridge, GE, Verizon, France Telecom, Motorola and many others. Employers characterize the Dominican labor as being diligent, highly trainable and capable of utilizing new technology. The tendency of these companies, once established locally, is that of expansion, a true demonstration of trust in the country and satisfaction with the Dominican workforce. The Dominican labor force is the nation’s main asset.