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National Parks in the Dominican Republic

Revealing a growing consciousness of the country’s rich biodiversity and the need to preserve it for future generations, the Dominican Republic now oversees 18 national parks, nine natural monuments, and six scientific reserves.

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Best Shopping in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a great place for all your shopping needs, whether you’re looking for fine art and jewelry, everyday staples, or perishable souvenirs like Dominican rum, cigars, and coffee.

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Moon Dominican Republic

Frequent resident and world traveler Lebawit Lily Girma offers her best insider’s tips along with a tourist perspective in Moon Dominican Republic. Girma covers the best of the Dominican Republic, including coverage of Puerto Plata, the Samana Peninsula, Constanza, and Santo Domingo. Girma also offers intriguing sidebars about Dominicanisms, from colmados to traditional dances and […]

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Best Times to Visit the Dominican Republic

It’s no surprise that the Dominican Republic now ranks as the most visited country in the Caribbean. While the blue waves, breezy palm trees, and sparkling sand are worth the trip, it’s the rest of the country that will make you fall in love.