The Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean and is located on an island with Haiti.

  • I was for 9 days in the Dominican Republic with Haiti:
    • Day 1: Afternoon flight from Kingston (Jamaica) to Santo Domingo.
    • Day 2: Bus from Santo Domingo to Cap-Haitien (Haiti)
    • Day 3: Haiti
    • Day 4: Bus from Cap Haitien (Haiti) to Santo Domingo.
    • Day 5-8: Santo Domingo with a visit to the Colonial Zone and the 3-Eye National Park. Otherwise, I spent a lot of time reading, online training and working.
    • Day 9: Flight to Sint Maarten (Netherlands).
  • The beaches at Punta Cana are said to be very beautiful. I already saw many beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and let them out.
  • Spanish is spoken in the Dominican Republic and only partial English.
  • I used for my planning and can recommend the Lonely Planet for the Caribbean Islands.

Impressions from my Vlog

  • Santo Domingo

    The capital Santo Domingo has many New World buildings in the Colonial Zone, such as a Cathedral and Fortaleza Ozama. Worth seeing was the 3-eyes National Park (Los Tres Ojos) with three Lagoon in the middle of the city.


  • There are some hostels on HostelWorld.
  • I spend every night in Santo Domingo at the Island Life Backpackers Hostel(HostelWorld,,
    • It is run by an American who traveled a lot himself.
    • I liked the all-you-can-eat breakfast with pancakes, scrambled eggs, muesli, soup, vegetable stew with sausage (no idea who's something like this for breakfast?!?).
    • The Wi-Fi was strong, the toilets new and there was a lot of space.
    • Rates were the same across all online platforms. To save 10%, I recommend booking with with the collection of bonus nights.


  • Getting there:
    • There are several international airports.
    • Cruise ships
    • Ferry from Puerto Rico (USA).
  • Budget transport from the airport in Santo Domingo to the city:
    • From the airport in Santo Domingo to the city is no public transport.
    • The cheapest way is Uber. The airport has free Wi-Fi.
    • Within Santo Domingo, I also used Uber like to get to the bus station.
  • Budget transport between the cities:
    • For the means of transport between the cities, there are suggestions on Rome2Rio.
    • A bus company is Caribe Tours.