Dominican Republic: foreign tourists' main reasons for visiting the country 2019

The Dominican Republic's beaches and sunny weather attracted the largest share of international tourists in the country in 2019. According to a survey, over 38 percent of foreign visitors surveyed said that their main reason to visit the Latin American country was the quality of its beaches, while another 13.2 percent were looking forward to its nice Caribbean weather. The hospitality of the Dominican nation also drew approximately two out of ten respondents that year. That same year, there were around 7.6 million international tourist arrivals in the Dominican Republic.

Main reasons among international tourists to choose the Dominican Republic as a destination in 2019

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Release date

June 2020


Dominican Republic

Survey time period


Number of respondents

12,324 foreign tourists

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Survey was carried out every two to three weeks throughout the year in the international airports Las Américas, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, La Romana, Cibao, and El Catey.

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