For as little as CHF 249* you can book flights to Dominican Republic.
* Basic fare, unless indicated otherwise – checked luggage is subject to surcharges. Price per leg and person. Limited seating capacity.
The Dominican Republic, often shorted to DomRep, lies on the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the nation of Haiti. Like few other holiday destinations, it brings together everything you want for heavenly days in the sun: gorgeous Caribbean sandy beaches abutting a turquoise sea, comfortable accommodation with the right room for every taste, unique natural landscapes with tropical forests and picturesque mountains, and plenty of cultural sights. The Dominican Republic is the perfect holiday destination all year round, as the tropical climate maintains a steady, comfortable average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.
The island was named Hispaniola when it was discovered in 1492 by no less a personage than Christopher Columbus, on his way to India. He felt it was his fate to settle the island, as his ship wrecked along the coast of what is now the Dominican Republic. On the other hand, perhaps it was merely the beauty of the island that induced him to stay. A walk through the historical lanes in the capital, Santo Domingo, allows visitors to experience the central role played by the Dominican Republic in the discovery of America first-hand. Here in the oldest colonial city in North America, you will still see the coats of arms of Spanish immigrant families hanging over the entryways of the homes. Be sure not to miss the stately Alcázar de Colón palace, built by Diego Columbus, the explorer's son.
Book your flights to the Dominican Republic now and discover a country whose different regions each hold their own fascination and attractions. The best known among them is Punta Cana, the opalescent east coast with its kilometre-long palm-lined beaches and modern holiday resorts. The nearby Samaná peninsula is still considered an insider's tip, especially popular with individualists for its idyllic villages, secluded bays where whales gather in the spring, and many, rather modest options for accommodation. The north stands out because of its many recreation possibilities centred around the popular area of Puerto Plata and the spectacular national parks such as the Parque Nacional Monte Cristi, home to manatees and countless bird species.