What is the address of the resort?
Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto Beach, just 25 miles north of Punta Cana Airport. Our address is Carr Uvero Alto, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic.
What are the entry requirements for the Dominican Republic?
A valid passport is required upon entry. You may also need a tourist card (US$10 or €10) or a visa.
Tell me more about the Tourist Card.
Citizens of countries who are legally able to enter the European Union, Great Britain, the United States of America or Canada may enter the Dominican Republic by presenting a Tourist Card. The Tourist Card is valid for a year from the date of purchase and is valid for an up to 30-day visit for one person who will only be able to use it once. The Tourist Card can be acquired at the point of sale locations in land, air or sea ports in the country. It is also sold at Dominican embassies and consulate offices overseas and by tour operating companies. It can be purchased online at www.dgii.gov.do/tarjetaTuristica/EN/about/Paginas/default.aspx Tourists staying beyond the usual 30-day period need to pay a proportional fee depending on the extension, which can be paid at the Department of Migration or at the migration desk upon departure. www.migracion.gob.do/web/tarifas.php
What about Visas?
The Dominican Republic issues tourist, business, work, student and residency visas. Tourist visas can be issued for one or several entries and can be extended to 60 days. For more details on the visas, see www.domrep.org/visa.html or www.consuladord.com/contentlist.aspx?catid=73&lang=ESSee this list for citizens who need to request a visa at Dominican consulates abroad. www.dgii.gov.do/tarjetaTuristica/EN/about/Documents/CountriesneedingaVisato…See a list of the consulates at the top right-hand corner of this page of the Ministry of Foreign Relations website: www.consuladord.com
Who is exempt from a Tourist Card or Visa?
- Residents and Dominican nationals.
- Foreigners arriving from Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru and Uruguay.
- Diplomatic and consular staff with assigned missions in the country, while on duty.
- Passengers using private, non-commercial aviation as long as the aircraft fulfills the following requirements: the trip must be for sport, leisure, business or tourism purposes, and the aircraft must not weigh more than thirty thousand pounds (30,000 lbs) and have a maximum capacity of 12 passengers.
Are there specific regulations for traveling with children?
If the child is a foreigner only a passport is required. There are exceptions if the child has a parent that is a resident in the Dominican Republic. Consult your airline for requirements for unaccompanied minor travel. The specific guidelines on the Dominican regulations governing the travel of children in the Dominican Republic may be found in Spanish at www.migracion.gob.do/web/ent_detalle.php?id=45
What’s the climate in the Dominican Republic?
Because it is located in the Caribbean, the weather in the Dominican Republic is excellent all year round. During the summer, the temperature can range from 90 F (32 C) at midday to 70 F (21 C) at dawn. Temperatures can drop to a low of 65 F (18 C) in the winter. In the high mountainous areas of Jarabacoa and Constanza, the weather is cooler. In these areas, temperatures of 50 F (10 C) in the city in the early morning and below zero higher up in the mountains are not unusual. In the tropics, although rainstorms can happen at any time of the year, rains usually fall for just short periods in the afternoon and evening. The warmest months are June through September.
Do I need to bring a converter?
In the Dominican Republic, electric outlets are 110 volts, the same as in the United States and Canada. Because of this, visitors from other countries needing power adapters are advised to bring their own.
What language is spoken in the Dominican Republic?
The official language is Spanish. English is widely spoken, and many tourist sector employees will be fluent in Italian, French, German, Russian and other languages as needed. Dominican people are very friendly and therefore, if they do not speak your language, they are sure to help you find someone who can help. In most tourist destinations, such as hotels, restaurants, and resorts, there will be staff that can speak English, and many other languages as well
What is the local currency?
The local currency is the Dominican peso (RD$). It comes in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 25 peso coins and in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000 notes. Dollars and euros can be readily exchanged in banks and authorized exchange offices across the country. There are restrictions on bringing more than US$10,000 in cash into the country and any sum over this value needs to be declared on the customs form. It is prohibited to leave the Dominican Republic with more than $10,000 US dollars or equivalent in cash. If you need large amounts of cash, it is more convenient to make a bank withdrawal when in the country. Banks are normally open from 8:30 am to 4 pm. In large shopping centers, some bank branches are open until 8 pm.
How can I get to the Dominican Republic?
We recommend flying into Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), which is only 15 minutes from the Punta Cana and Cap Cana area.