The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, shared with the Republic of Haiti. The country is the second largest island in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by the Caribbean Sea.
Known for our warm and hospitable people, the Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.
The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, which is the oldest city in the new world. It has a population of almost 2.5 million people. In the jungle-rich region, adventure seekers spend time whitewater rafting, rock climbing and mountain biking. For golfers, two golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones are among the country’s 21 exceptional golf courses.
Weddings in the Dominican Republic
Before arriving in the Dominican Republic you should get permission to marry from the American Consulate in Santo Domingo. Then you go to the Dominican Consulate with all your documents and get them legalized at that time.
When you arrive in the country, you present both these letters together with your birth certificate and any divorce judgments (if applicable) to the Consul. After obtaining the permission to get married, you may do so in a civil ceremony. The Consul can and will instruct you as to where and when the ceremony may be performed.
On the northeast coast, the Samaná Peninsula is a restful haven, as simple and beautiful a place as can be found anywhere. Untouched beaches lead to brilliant coral reefs, while gushing inland waterfalls and thick rainforests add tropical zest.
Samaná is the ideal locale for spotting some of the 5,000 humpback whales that swim by from January through March.
The town of Samaná is the jumping-off point for eco-tourism activities. Ride through old coffee plantations by horse or mule to Salto de Limón, an impressive 150-foot waterfall that cascades into a swimming hole at the bottom. During your stay, you may spot locals carving calabash wood into decorative accessories.