Dominica (Natural Island of the Caribbean) is a state on an island in the Caribbean. The capital is the city of Roseau. Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which it was discovered (lat. Dominicus – Sunday).
According to smb, Dominica is an island of volcanic origin with a mountainous terrain.
The economy of the island depends on tourism and agriculture. The currency of Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar.
Resorts and attractions in Dominica
Dominican Republic. You can imagine at the same time in one place the bright blue transparent azure of the ocean, the emerald green of tropical landscapes, the grace of island hills alluring with their mystery, the noise of fabulous waterfalls, the spicy aroma of the sea and exotic plants, the spirit of Columbus, pirate battles and treasure hunters that excites the imagination.
On the island of Dominica, there is one single state, the Commonwealth of Dominica. Its history dates back to 1493. This year, Christopher Columbus stumbled upon an island in the Caribbean Sea and decided to name it after the day of the week when this discovery took place – “Sunday”. However, there was life on the island long before its discovery by a traveler. The first settlements were on the island in the 4th century BC. e.
Thousands of tourists flock to Dominica’s beach resorts every year. This is a country with a well-developed tourist network. Tourism brings Dominica half of all income. This country has a unique nature. Tropical forests cover most of the territory of Dominica. There are many walkers here. Ecotourism in Dominica is extremely popular. The picturesque mountains located to the east of the Caribbean also attract numerous vacationers.
Tours to the Dominican Republic
The state is located in the center of the Caribbean archipelago and has an area of 48,400 sq. km. The Dominican Republic occupies two-thirds of the island of Haiti and borders the state of Haiti to the west. In the north, the Dominican Republic is washed by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in the south. The closest neighbors of the Dominican Republic are Cuba in the northeast, Jamaica in the west and Puerto Rico in the east.
In this country is the most ancient city of America – Santo Domingo, the highest mountain in the Caribbean – Peak Duarte, the largest lake with salt water, inhabited by crocodiles – Lake Enricio.
Previously, the island was called Hispaniola, since it was on it that in 1492 the foot of the Spanish discoverers, led by Christopher Columbus, first set foot. The population is about 8 million people. The bulk of the population are blacks, mulattos and creoles.
The capital is Santo Domingo. Time lags behind Moscow in winter by 7 hours, in summer – by 8 hours.
From Moscow to international airports in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana or Puerto Plata – about 13 hours with a transfer in Paris or Frankfurt. Direct charter flight Moscow – Punta Cana – about 12 hours.
temperate tropical. The water temperature in the resorts does not fall below +25*C. The rainy season lasts from August to October, characterized by frequent but short showers. Showers are also possible in November and December. The best time to visit the Dominican Republic is from December to March and from July to August.
The official language
is Spanish. The tourist centers also speak English, French, German and Italian.
95% of the population professes Catholicism, in some parts of the country the cult of Voodoo has been preserved.
Dominican peso. It is recommended to have dollars, they are used for cash payments along with the local currency. Currency can be changed at hotels or commercial banks, which are open from 8 am to 3 pm. All major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express. If you are going on holiday in Juan Dolio, remember that there are no banks and there is no way to get cash from a credit card on the territory.
The import of drugs and weapons is strictly prohibited. It is forbidden to export, without special permission, objects and things of historical and artistic value. There are no restrictions on the import and export of national and foreign currency. You can import duty-free: 1 liter of alcoholic beverage with an alcohol content of up to 22%, 2 liters of less strong drinks, 500 gr. coffee, 200 cigars and gifts worth no more than US$100.
Telephone calls can be paid for in cash, credit or telephone cards. To call from the Dominican Republic to Russia, you need to dial 011 – access to an international line, 7 – Russian code, area code, phone number. Code of the Dominican Republic: +1809. You can rent a cell phone.
For independent travel between cities, you can use comfortable buses – this is a very inexpensive and convenient way to see the country. Fans of local exoticism on shorter journeys can use gua-gua – a smaller and less comfortable bus, most often crowded with locals, or publicos – mini-vans, an analogue of our minibuses (very cheap, but very cramped!). You can also use the services of a taxi and motoconcho (an analogue of the Indian auto rickshaw – a cross between a car and a motorcycle). Those wishing to rent a car or a motorcycle for the duration of their stay in the country should keep in mind that traffic in the country is right-hand, there is no law in the Dominican Republic, prohibiting drunk driving, in the event of an accident, a foreign citizen will most likely be found guilty. Car rental – from $50, required documents: international driver’s license, passport.
In numerous boutiques and souvenir shops you can buy various products made of mahogany, bone, amber, larimar and ceramics, paintings by local artists, coffee, rum, the traditional local drink Mama Juan (rum tincture with wine made with honey and roots), cigars, cassettes with meringue and salsa melodies. When shopping, you can bargain.