A guide to custom programs in the Dominican Republic

Named ‘Hispaniola’ or ‘Little Spain’ by Christopher Columbus when he landed in 1492, the Dominican Republic is now the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The country boasts of its alpine wilderness, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps and sandy beaches framed by crystal clear waters. Residents not only appreciate the natural environment for its beauty and diversity but also depend upon it for food and as a source of livelihood.