Accessible Travel

Few Latin American countries are well suited for travelers with disabilities, and the Dominican Republic is no different. On the other hand, all-inclusive resorts can be ideal for travelers with mobility impairments, as rooms, meals and daytime and nighttime activities are all within close proximity, and there are plenty of staff members to help you navigate around the property. Some resorts have a few wheelchair-friendly rooms, with larger doors and handles in the bathroom. And, it should be said, Dominicans tend to be extremely helpful and accommodating people. Travelers with disabilities should expect some curious stares, but also quick and friendly help from perfect strangers and passersby.

Two associations in Santo Domingo that provide information and assistance to travelers with disabilities are the Asociación Dominicana de Rehabilitación, and the Fundación Dominicana de Ciegos.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.