The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean by area (after Cuba), and is the largest by population with approximately 10.5 million people, of which approximately 3 million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.
The Dominican Republic’s international airports are located in Santo Domingo (José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport) and Puerto Plata (Gregorio Luperón International Airport). Punta Cana International Airport is the busiest airport in the country, handling over 5 million passengers per year.
The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, with visitors from around the world coming to enjoy its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and friendly people. The country is also a popular stop for cruise ships, with over a million cruise passengers visiting each year.
If you’re planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, be sure to check out our guide to the best airports in the country.