Nested amid Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico
in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, the island of Hispaniola is
divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic occupies the
eastern two-thirds of the island and features the highest mountain in
the Caribbean, Pico Duarte.
Dominican Republic has its own distinctive cuisine and cultural
heritage, and the people are known as the friendliest in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic is politically
stable since the middle of the sixties and is now expanding its economy