Map Of The Dominican Republic

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Where Is The Dominican Republic Located?

Reviewed by Lief Simon

Lief Simon is the managing editor of Global Property Advisor, Simon Letter, and Offshore Living Letter. He has purchased more than 45 properties, investing in 23 different countries around the world.

View from the Alcázar de Colón balcony out over the conlonial quarter of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo's colonial quarter is a nice place to take in the city's rich history | Flickr/David Stanley

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean sea on the island of Hispaniola.

When looking at a map of the Dominican Republic, you’ll see that the country shares its western border with Haiti.

Also, the next closest neighboring island country is Puerto Rico.

The Dominican Republic (RD) is one of the most affordable spots in the whole of the Caribbean, a place where you could embrace a white-sand retirement even if your retirement nest egg is nothing more than a monthly Social Security check.

Most importantly, the Dominican Republic is a melting pot with an eclectic population and a diverse history informed by Afro-Antillean, European, North American, and Latin cultures.

To see the current currency exchange for the RD Peso, click here.

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Map Of The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the oldest country in the Americas.

This island nation was discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492 during his first trip to the West Indies. The DR is known for being a country of strong faith.

Above all, the Dominican Republic makes establishing residencyeasy, and the country embraces—even rewards through incentives—foreign investors. In addition, residents can and do work here.

In short, the Dominican Republic residency program is as good as you can find anywhere.

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What Is The Best Place To Live In The Dominican Republic?

Our favorite destination in the Dominican Republic, Las Terrenas, is known as the “St. Tropez of the Caribbean.” Here, you’ll be welcomed by locals and expats alike.

And you’ll enjoy a wide range of products (from patisserie-baked pain au chocolat to German salami to Swiss cheese) thanks to a diverse and multicultural local community.

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