Concepcion de la Vega ~ 53 000 I.
Spanish, but in Tourist hotels and centres they also speak English.
1st, 6th. 21th and 26. of January, 27. february, the whole week of Easter is
not suitable for business trips), 1th of May, 16. August, 24 of september
and 25. and 26. december
MEZ minus 5 hours, during the european summertime its -6 hours.
On the whole island there is a tropical climate. The hot and humit coast
climate is made milder through the coastal winds and is therefore nice.
The hottest time is from May until October, where it has around 30 to 35
degree during the day with a high air humidity. From Mai till october there
is the rain peroid at the southern coast with short but heavy rainfalls.
On the northern coast the rain peroid lasts from Novemver until March.
The average temperature during the winter months (Dry Period) is about 24 to
During the whole year I would recommend light and easy washable clothes that
can breath well, because it is very hot. In the time November until February
in the evenings and for rooms with air conditionung you should also have
some Pullovers. During the whole year you should have Rain and Sun
Protection. Pullover and Jackets are also recommendend if u would like to
take a tour in the mountains of the Dominican Republic (Pico Duarte 3085
In the northwest-Puerto Plata,Playa Dorada in the North-Sosua,Cabarete in
the North-East/ Peninsula Samana-Samana,Sanchez,las Terrenas,Playa Bonita in
the southeast-Bavaro,Punta Cana in the South-Boca Chica,Juan Dolia Inland
northeastern from Santo Domingo-La Romana/Higuey very interesting offers in
10% Service money and about 8% taxes are added to the check in the
restaurants. They expect around 10% as a tip. It is usally to give a tip for
all sorts of service. TAXI: You can get the best taxies if you ask at the
hotels. Before you start your taxi tour you have to agree on a price with
the driver. In the larger cities there are also bigger taxies that drive
like buses on fixed routes, and are called "Guaguas".
Bancs: Normally Monday until Friday 8:30-15 o'clock
Government instituions: Mo till Friday 7:30 until 14-30 o'clock
other offices: some 8-12,14-18, some from 8-17 o'clock
110/120 Volt,60 Hz, american plugs. You need adapters.
You can't drink the tapwater, you can buy drink water everywhere.
The own Currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso.
When you move in and out of the country don't take money in the lands
currency with you!
It is possible to take foreign currencies into the country, but you need a
kind of Declaration, I would recommend US-Dollar Traveller-cheques. You can
take your many back home minus the money you have changed into pesos.
Attention: Only 30% of the changed Pesos can be rechanged in Foreign
Currency, you need changing vouchers from the Dominican Banc.
International Credit Cards:
They are accepted in many hotels and shops.
1 Dominican Peso R.D. is 100 Centavos.
Foreign exchange rate
You risk to get a very high money or prison punishment if even smallest
amounts of drugs are found.
Entry Rules for Germans:
German citizen don't need a Visum if they only stay for 90 days. If you
enter the Dominican Republic you have to buy a tourist card for 10
US-Dollar. You need to have a pass-port that is still valid at least 3
months. Only in special cases they accept the entry only with a personal
card, because its illegal. So you should always have a pass-port with you.
At the entry they accept kids card, from the 10th year onwards the card must
have a photo, when you have reached 16 years of age you need a passport.
There are no vacations you have to make so that you can entry. If you leave
the country yo have to pay a airport tax of 20 Dollar. Some Airlines already
include this fee in their prices.
The Entry rules can be changed without informing the embassy. If you need
further information about the Entry Rules you contact the embassy of the
Dessauer Str. 28-29, 109 63 Berlin,
Tel.: (030) 257 5776-0, Fax: (030) 2575776-1.
You can take things that you need for you personally without paying taxes at
the custom, so for example clothes, shoes, jewelry, Food,Drinks...
Furthermore you can take your camera, typewriter or Laptop custom free if
you guarantee that you take them back home with you.
Custom free for persons older than 16 years:
200 cigarettes or one box of cigarres ( amount of cigarres according the
time you stay in the Dominican Republic)
1 opened bottle of Spiritouse, max value 5 Dollar
2 opened parfums
You can also take gifts with you that do not exceed a maximum value of 100
It is forbidden to take Food like meat,cheese, and fresh vegetables or
The possesion of drugs is punished with severe money or prison.