SCORE International’s headquarters and main complex in the Dominican Republic is located in the town of Juan Dolio. It is on the southern shore of the island, about 20 minutes east of Las Americas International Airport. SCORE’s other facility, the Rawlings Complex, is in Boca Chica and is only 10 minutes from the airport.
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE COUNTRY
The D.R. shares the island Hispaniola with the country of Haiti. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Nearly 80% of the country’s 49,000 sq. km. is covered with mountains, but some 20 different topographical areas exist in the country. About 2.5 million of the country’s 10 million residents live in the capital, Santo Domingo. Over 10% of the population is of Haitian descent. Roman Catholicism is the country’s official religion and about 85% of the people profess this. About half of the population is believed to be involved in occult practices. Average annual income is $5,000 per person.
Passports are now REQUIRED for all U.S. citizens traveling to the Dominican Republic!! You need to apply at your local post office to obtain a passport. The cost is about $120 and it is good for 10 years. Before the trip you will need to make a photocopy of your passport and carry it with you in a different suitcase in case you lose your passport. Passports must be valid at least 90 days after the date of travel.
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