See here how to get to the breathtaking crystal clear water pools and more.
The place with many different beaches.
Find the best ones here.
incl. Sosua and Cabarete
See here how you can combine nature and action.
incl. Boca Chica
Find out what to do in the historic capitol.
There are hurricanes in the Caribbean. Most of the risk will be in September to November.
But the risk is not very high.
Earthquakes can happen in the Dominican Republic as well ,but are not likely.
There are some poisoning animals on the island like big caterpillars. But most likely you will only see birds in trees and lizards. So don’t worry about animals.
Mosquitos on the other hand, depending on the time of year and where you are (Punta Cana/Samana is the place with the most Mosquitos), are very present.
Make sure you've got Mosquito repellent on you and with you all the time.
Don't talk about Haiti. Some locals have tensions with the poorer part of the Hispanola Island.
There are a lot rumors like: "The DR is extremely dangerous."
Don’t be fooled, the Dominican Republic can be a dangerous place BUT guess what! Many people
live there and travel there and make it out alive and unharmed, so why wouldn’t you.
But as always, make sure that you're aware of your surroundings and don't behave like back home where you feel totally save.
You won’t instantly get killed if you fall out of line or spend a day on a remote beach where you are alone.
The universal law, "at the wrong time at the wrong place" will be a truth here as well, and the risk will be higher in the DR compared to many other places.
Most important rule to follow!
Don't travel at night and if you have to do so be very careful.
As already mentioned, keep always an eye of your surroundings, and inform yourself in which neighbourhood not to go, to stay safe.