‘Natural beauty’ and climate pull tourists to Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been praised for its captivating “beauty”, as well as the “affability and friendliness” of the island's population.

In a statement released to The Korea Times, ambassador Hector Galvan has attributed the millions of tourists that visit the Caribbean island to various national traits and climate factors.

Speaking on the occasion of the Dominican National Day (February 27th), Mr Galvan added that the island was the “main tourist destination in the Caribbean”, with around 4.5 million tourists visiting in 2007.

He went on to say that the Dominican Republic was “one of the few places in the world where you can work and enjoy life at the same time, not only due to the country's hospitality, but also due to the all-year-round gentle climate, the natural beauty of its beaches, mountains and valleys, the extraordinary golf courses, and also thanks to the great deal of opportunities and favourable business conditions”.