Dominican Peso (RD$)
LANGUAGE is Spanish. English is spoken in tourist areas.
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT -5 hours
ELECTRICITY 110/120-volt alternating current, 60 hertz. An American adapter plug is recommended.
TELEPHONE The dialling code for Dominican Republic is: 001 (809) +local no. To call international numbers dial (00) or (+) then country code then number.
Mobile network: US, UK and European mobiles do work most of the time.
INTERNET There is WIFI internet available at Playa Blanca Restaurant and Kite Club.
CLIMATE The climate is tropical with temperatures around 28-30 degrees. For the cooler evenings during winter and the air-conditioned rooms a light pullover is advisable.
Police, Fire, or Ambulance – Call 911
Medical Centre Cabarete : 001 (809) 571 0964 (Open 24 Hours)
Puerto Plata Medical centre: 001 (809) 586-2342 / 001 (809) 586-4140
Address of Medical centre in Puerto Plata:
Centro Médico Bournigal, Antera Mota Street, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, PO BOX #25
Email medical centre in Puerto Plata: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambulance service This is a private nationwide service called “Movi-med” It operates in Santo Domingo , Santiago , Puerto Plata and La Romana. Telephone numbers are as follows:
Santo Domingo : 532-0000 (area code 809) Santiago : 587-333 (area code 809) Puerto Plata: 970-0707 (area code 809)
Full payment is required at time of transport.
Consulates & Embassies
All Consulates & Embassies are located in Santo Domingo . All numbers have local area code of (809)
Canada Consulate & Embassy : 685-1136
France Embassy : 682-2605/689-2161
EU Consulate : 540-5837 E-mail: email@example.com
Germany Consulate : 565-8811
GB Embassy:472-7111/472-7671 firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Consulate & Embassy : 221-2171 E-mail: email@example.com