When Christopher Columbus arrived the island in 1492 he named it Hispaniola. At that time it was inhabited by some 400.000 Taino Indians. Old World diseases, slavery and cruel treatment by the Spaniards erased this population. READ MORE...

With 48.198 km2 (29.948 square miles) Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean and it occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles, with Haiti occupying the western portion. READ MORE...

The population is about 95% Christian, mainly Roman Catholic, however, a lot of other religions are practiced and tolerated (Anglican, Baptist, Evangelic, Mormon, Jehova's Witness, Sevenths Day Adventist). READ MORE

The official currency is the Dominican Peso (RD$). Most ATM operate on the Cirrus Network (Mastercard) or Plus Network (Visa). Remember that money extracted from ATM will be Dominican Pesos and not your home currency. READ MORE...

Discos, restaurants and casinos inside hotels are exempt from the present liquor-vending schedule that affects establishments throughout the country. Note that many restaurants, clubs and bars must close at midnight from Sunday to Thursday and at 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and holidays. Bring an ID. Visitors under the age of 18 will not be admitted.

Electrical current in the Dominican Republic is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz. US-style two-pin plugs are standard, so European visitors should bring suitable adaptors.

For sending important parcels, consider using DHL, FEDEX or UPS. There are local post office which sells stamps for letters and postcards which can be sent at La Sirena (Winston Churchill Avenue), Hotel Embajador and the main post office at Centro de los Heroes. READ MORE

There are many options for getting around Santo Domingo. Public transport is easily available. This includes public cars (carro publico), buses (guagua) and motorbike taxis (motoconcho) and the new metro line providing quick transportation between Villa Mella and the Centro de los Heroes. READ MORE...

Eastern Standard Time with no daylight saving. From April to October the country is one hour ahead.

Personal Service

Our staff is fully service oriented. We are dedicated to guarantee you a pleasant stay and always try to anticipate your needs. At Angel Gabriel we want you to feel home away from home.


Our establishment is completely clean, starting with the foyer, over the pool area to the rooms. The staff, when not taking care of you, are constantly cleaning.


Hotel Angel Gabriel provides 24 hour security including guard service to ensure that your stay will be completly pleasant. When you are in our house the only thing you should think of is RELAXING.

Central Location

Angel Gabriel is located only 10 minutes by car from the International Airport, 30 miles from Santo Domingo and 10 minutes walk from the beach, and surrounded by the country´s most famous restaurants and antique historical beach houses.