The Dominican Republic is serviced by 7 international airports, including two in Santo Domingo (the capital city), and other five located in different regions of the country such as Punta Cana, Santiago, Samana, Puerto Plata and La Romana. These airports offer regular direct services to major cities in the Americas and Europe. Internally, there are several inter-city buses that offer regular, secure, air conditioned service at a reasonable price. Within the cities, inexpensive taxis can be an excellent way of getting around. The capital also features a metro.
There is no place quite like the Dominican Republic. That is because its history is the result of an unlikely mixture of influences; nowhere else will you find a blending of European, African, and native Taíno Indian cultures. These distinct cultures still drive the social identity of the people today. Every aspect of their food, music, art, sports and religion provides a unique insight into the development of their country. In a single day you can experience both ancient and modern cultures from around the globe. (source: godominicarepublic.com)