Destination guide

Dancing and swimming in the Dominican Republic

The emerald-green Dominican Republic was once the haunt of pirates and hooligans, but now it is a tropical paradise of palm-lined, white-sand beaches, calm, turquoise waters, with a vibrant rural culture of farms and fishing villages. The majestic sight of migrating whales can be seen off the coast of the Dominican Republic. In the same waters, you can swim with playful dolphins, languid turtles and slow-moving West Indian manatees. Dominican Republic vacation rentals are welcoming home bases for exploring this beautiful country. From them, you can hike, swim and experience the dance, food and music of this island nation.

Things to do

Luxury tours and deep-sea fishing in the Dominican Republic

With so much water around the Dominican Republic, water activities are a definite must while visiting this tropical country. Fishermen will love a deep-sea fishing adventure, while the whole family will enjoy tours spent looking for sleek dolphins and bewhiskered sea lions. Dominican Republic vacation rentals are lovely to return home to after a Seaquarium Underwater Exploration & Snorkeling Excursion. Children will have a fabulous time as you board a luxury catamaran, don exploration gear and head underwater to see elegant stingrays, friendly sharks, vivid coral reefs and even the old wreck of a submarine.

Activities

Mangroves and zip lines in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is not only a gorgeous place to visit, with its pristine beaches, charming rural villages and lively town centers, but it also offers a vast array of exciting outdoor activities. You can fly through the treetops of the rainforest on a thrilling zip line or take off-road adventures by jeep into wild jungle and remote beaches. The mangroves and wetlands of the country are impressive from a distance, but, when viewed from a kayak or small boat, they're downright spectacular. Dominican Republic vacation rentals are close to fun bars with live music and historic 16th-century colonial buildings.

Weather

Tropical heat and mountain cool in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic enjoys the tropical climate shared by its neighbors in the Caribbean Sea. The country is hot all year long, with temperatures ranging from mid to high 80s, with occasional climbs to 90 degrees during summer. The rainy season is limited to the southern and eastern coasts, and runs from late April to October. The northern coast is rainy all year, with a light decrease from June through September. Mountainous regions are cooler, with summer daytime temperatures in the high 70s and winter in the low 70s. The best time to travel here is from December through April.

Natural features

Highlands and dolphins in the Dominican Republic

North of Venezuela, the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with its western neighbor, Haiti. Southeast of Florida, the small country faces the Caribbean Sea to the south, and the North Atlantic Ocean to the north. A tropical nation, its landscape comprises highlands, savannah and rainforest, and the Caribbean's tallest Mountain, Pico Duarte. The Dominican Republic abounds with wildlife, from dwarf geckos and tiny tree frogs to massive boa constrictors and American crocodiles. Treetops are home to ashy-faced owls, West Indian whistling ducks and broad-billed todies, while the water is home to graceful wild dolphins and majestic humpback whales.

Where to stay around Dominican Republic?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,577 vacation rentals near Dominican Republic. From 871 house rentals to 1,625 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dominican Republic for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dominican Republic?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dominican Republic. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Punta Cana: 1,465 vacation rentals
  • Casa de Campo: 408 vacation rentals
  • Sosúa: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • Cabarete: 1,110 vacation rentals
  • Las Terrenas: 536 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dominican Republic! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dominican Republic?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dominican Republic:

  • Punta Cana: 1,465 rentals
  • Sosúa: 1,284 rentals
  • Cabarete: 1,110 rentals
  • Las Terrenas: 536 rentals
  • Puerto Plata: 1,913 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Dominican Republic?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Dominican Republic are:

  • Las Americas International Airport (SDQ): 766 vacation rentals
  • Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ): 1,453 vacation rentals
  • Dr Joaquin Balaguer International Airport (JBQ): 471 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dominican Republic?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dominican Republic. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sosua Beach: 1,914 rentals
  • La Iglesia Beach: 519 rentals
  • Cofresi Beach: 1,610 rentals
  • Dolphin Island: 1,469 rentals
  • Cap Cana Marina: 62 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dominican Republic listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Dominican Republic

Punta Cana
1,465 vacation rentals
Sosúa
1,284 vacation rentals
Cabarete
1,110 vacation rentals
Las Terrenas
536 vacation rentals
Puerto Plata
1,913 vacation rentals
Santo Domingo
484 vacation rentals
Juan Dolio
320 vacation rentals
Samana
630 vacation rentals
La Romana
494 vacation rentals
Jarabacoa
49 vacation rentals
Santiago De Los Caballeros
117 vacation rentals
Boca Chica
376 vacation rentals
Santo Domingo Este
575 vacation rentals
Cabrera
68 vacation rentals
Las Galeras
97 vacation rentals
Dominicus
477 vacation rentals
Guayacanes
340 vacation rentals
El Limón
555 vacation rentals
Rio San Juan
73 vacation rentals
Punta Balandra
97 vacation rentals