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Dominican Republic holiday deals and bargains
The Dominican Republic, with a total population of almost 8 million, is the most populous country in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic, with an area of 48,482 square kilometres, occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with its neighbour Haiti to the west. When Christopher Columbus saw the island on his first voyage in 1492, he couldn't stop raving about its natural beauty, insisting that "There is no more beautiful island in the world."
The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. Around the main areas where tourists are concentrated, many Dominicans also speak some English so your holiday to the Dominican Republic should flow verbally well. However, in some areas of the country, particularly within the interior, the local residents usually speak only Spanish and nothing more, so it can be quite helpful to know a few basic words or commonly used phrases of this language if you are planning to move around on your own.
The author of this section visited the Dominican Republic a couple of years ago to the South of the Island, and found it to be a beautiful and cost effective Caribbean holiday destination.
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