The official language in the Dominican Republic is Spanish. Most people involved in tourism understand and speak English, and some speak other major tourism-related languages, such as German and French. However, the further outside a tourism region one goes, the less likely it will become to find people who speak or understand anything other than Spanish. It is not necessary to speak Spanish in order to visit Punta Cana, but learning a few words and phrases will definitely make one’s visit more enjoyable. The Dominican people are sure to be pleased with any effort made to try to speak their language.