It is an upper middle-income developing country with a lot of products being exported from this beautiful island. Now you’re wondering, what are this things?
Here’s a list of 5 things you didn’t know the Dominican Republic is known for:
The popularity of cigars from this region stems from its history. At the onset of the Cuban Embargo, when all tobacco products became state owned, farmers in Cuba migrated to South America. For many, due to the similarities in climate and soil, they settled in the Dominican Republic. The region is home of the most popular cigar brands in the world. If you wish to learn about the manufacture process and in-depth history about Tobacco, This tour is for you.
2- Raw and roasted coco beans
As you probably know, coco beans (cacao) is the main ingredient in chocolate manufacture and Dominican Republic is the perfect place for the cultivation and development of cacao because of the rich, fertile soil and the favorable climate. Individual farmers and large corporations grow cacao trees alike. Dominican Republic is currently one of the chief producers of organic cocoa in the world. We invite you to enjoy a tour that will introduce you to the many agricultural products of the area, it’s a tasty experience!
The history of the Dominican Republic is well entangled with Rum production. Rum industrialism (1880) plays an important role in the early development of the Dominican economy. During this period, the sugarcane production achieved its highest point and technology renovation opens the door for investments and creation of new sugarcane fields. Since then, Dominican Rum has been collecting international rum awards till this day.
4- Precious jewelery (Amber and Larimar)
Larimar, also called “Stefilia’s Stone”, is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. Larimar jewelry is offered to the public in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere in the Caribbean as a local speciality. Most jewelry produced is set in silver, but sometimes high-grade larimar is also set in gold. It also has become available elsewhere.
Dominican amber differentiates itself from Baltic amber by being nearly always transparent, and it has a higher number of fossil inclusions. Resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera is the source of Dominican amber and probably of most amber found in the tropics. The region is home of tree amber varieties: Red, Yellow and blue.
In only seven years, the Dominican Republic’s fashion week has become the most important event of its kind in all of the Caribbean and one of the fastest growing fashion events in the entire Latin American fashion world. The country boasts one of the ten most important design schools in the region, La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón, which is making the country a key player in the world of fashion and design. And you’ve probably heard about world famous fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932.