Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 258

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC POPULATION SIZE 10 658 751 (2016) 48,442 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY Spanish CURRENCY Dominican Peso (1 US dollar equals 45.66 Dominican Pesos) Santo Domingo AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 280 C / 82.0 F Events JANUARY 26 Quelonios Festival 2019 An event with an environmental focus, filled with art, workshops, lectures, conferences, outdoor activities, cinema, music, yoga, meditation, as well as local food from neighboring restaurants. The Festival will be held in Samaná. FEBRUARY 8 - 9 Punta Cana Carnival This carnival has been celebrated for the past 11 years. FEBRUARY 23 - 28 Master of the Ocean A unique competition among water sports enthusiasts, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and SUP. Click here for details. MARCH 25 - 31 PGA Tour Event - Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship Puntacana Resort & Club is the home of the first PGA TOUR ever held in the Dominican Republic. It will again host this event at its exclusive 18- hole course with its surrounding miles of natural cliffs and majestic carolina quarries. © Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism