With everything taken into consideration, is it safe for a US citizen to travel to the Dominican Republic, more specifically Punta Cana?
Any info you have to share would be greatly appreciated
I'm not sure what "everything taken into consideration" means. Does that mean considering the high levels of crime (petty and not so petty), the gangs, that it's the third worst country for American citizens dying in car crashes because of appalling roads, and the aggressive nature of DR men in attempting to pick up visiting women (plenty more here: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/country/62/Dominican-Republic ).
Do you mean taking into consideration all those things, is it safe?
Well, strangely, if you're sticking to Punta Cana and the resorts, then yes it is, mostly. Don't walk the beaches (especially alone) at night, leave the flashy jewels at home, and be really, really careful if you go off the resort (for all the above reasons).
Phil about 8 years ago
Yes very safe! Punta Cana is a fabricated all inclusive resort area that is highly protected as it is a major source of income of tourism forvthe whole island!
Of course common sense applies but in general there is no reason to wory if you do not leave the premisescof your resorts! about 8 years ago