With the exception of an occasional hurricane (which could hit during hurricane season, between July and October), the weather throughout the Dominican Republic is typically warm, sunny, and utterly enjoyable. The temperature seldom drops below 60 degrees or rises above 90.
Most of the hotels, resorts, and tourist attractions can be found on the northern Atlantic side of the republic, along a forty-mile zone that stretches between Puerto Plata and Cabarete. You will also want to explore the other parts of the island to see many of its historical sites.
By airplane, the Dominican Republic is a three-hour flight from New York, less than two hours from Miami, and a mere forty-five minutes from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The population of the Dominican Republic is about 8 million.