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Date & Time in the Dominican Republic: Thu, 23 Mar 2017; 02:12 PM   
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What To Bring

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Due to the Dominican Republic's warm, tropical climate, not a lot if you're visiting one of the coastal destinations! Lightweight material shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, bathing suits and sandals are the standard - certainly for during the day. Light pants and jackets are recommended for the evenings, or if you'll be visiting the mountains, especially in the winter months where the temperatures can cool down at night. As the norm for vacation destinations, people tend to dress a little less casually to go out for dinner or to bars, clubs or casinos. Higher end resorts, restaurants and bars, may have a dress code with more specific requirements. Dominicans tend to dress more formally than North Americans. If you are spending time in a larger city, it is recommended to have a nice set of clothing for going out in the evening. A light rain jacket (and/or umbrella) is useful to have in the event of rain showers. If you plan to participate in sporting or adventure activities, such as tennis or horseback riding, a pair of runners/sneakers will definitely be useful to have.

The following items are 'recommended' to bring from home. In the event you forget certain items, most Dominican Republic tourism destinations will probably sell most of what you might need, but items may/many not be priced higher than if they were purchased in your home country. Please see our Shopping Guide for more information on this.

  • Clothing
    • Bathing/swim suit(s)
    • Shorts
    • Tank tops & T-shirts
    • Hat(s) for sun protection
    • Long pants (for cooler weather and/or protection from mosquitoes)
    • Light jacket, sweater or sweatshirt (for cooler weather)
    • Light rain jacket and/or umbrella
  • Shoes
    • Comfortable & breathable shoes for walking around
    • Sandals/flip-flops to wear on the beach
    • Dress shoes for evenings out
    • Runners/trainers for sports activities
  • Toiletries
    • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
    • Toothpaste & toothbrush
    • Waterproof sunscreen/sun block with a high sun protection factor (SPF)
    • SPF lip protection
    • Moisturizer
    • First aid supplies: pain reliever, upset stomach medicine, Band-aids, etc.
    • Any prescription medicines you may need
    • Mosquito/bug repellant
    • Razor/shaving kit
    • Nail clippers/nail file
    • Comb/brush
    • Small hand mirror
    • Towel
    • Extra contact lenses & lens solution (if applicable)
  • Other
    • Pack a carry-on bag with your necessary items in case your luggage is delayed or lost
    • Passport/Identification (and photocopy of each kept a seperate place)
    • Driver's license (and photocopy) if you plan on Renting A Vehicle
    • Money/Traveler's Checks - please see our Money section for more information on this
    • Travel medical insurance - please see our Health & Safety for more information on this
    • Camera & rolls of film
    • 110 Volts to 220 Volts adaptor (The Dominican Republic has has a 110 Volts / 60 Hertz system. Visitors from Europe who need to use their electronic equipment such as a battery charger should bring their voltage adaptor)
    • Sunglasses
    • Earplugs (if you are a light sleeper)
    • Spanish-English (or your language) dictionary - and remember you can learn some Spanish words and phrases before you arrive by using our handy Talking Spanish Phrase Book

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Exchange Rate to the Dominican Peso on
Thu, 23 Mar 2017

USD: 46.89
CAD: 35.27
EUR: 50.71
GBP: 58.82
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