Dominican Republic in detail

Etiquette

Dominicans are generally very polite, but observe a couple of strict rules for dining and etiquette. Generally, it's a laid-back, leisurely culture, so be patient if things are moving slower than you'd like.

  • Dining Lively background music in restaurants is the norm, so loud conversations aren't unusual.
  • Dress Apart from the beach, and especially in larger cities, Dominicans generally notice dress as a social status indicator.
  • Attention Rather than calling out, hissing is the preferred method for getting someone's attention.