There are very few roads and what roads there are, are quite far from super highways. This little village is on the road to Las Terrenas in Samana.
I suppose the good thing about the roads is that it would be hard to get lost - there are just not that many different paved roads to drive on.
Since we were there, the news has had reports that road improvements were being done.
On our Discover Samana tour from the cruise ship, we had a rest stop and opportunity to drink a local drink and buy stuff (mostly Hatian I think). I have no room on my walls for any more art, and this type of art doesn't appeal to me, so we didn't get any.
I took some photos of the local houses and yards. The people were happy and coped with what I would have thought were poor living conditions. The corrugated roof might be rusty but there would be flowers in the garden. They used the stone wall to dry laundry or maybe to display things for sale (it was hard to tell which).
I wasn't interested in buying any 'art' from the stand, so I wandered down to this little church. The church had plywood covering the windows inside, which I guess is a defense against or the result of hurricanes and it had a tin roof. The walls were faced with rocks.
The cemetery was very interesting. It was fenced with chain link fence, and chickens were wandering around. Since there is so much rain in this area, the vegetation was a bit overgrown, but there were colorful flowers and vines. Some of the graves were above ground like in New Orleans. Some were marked with crosses and one even had a little house at the end of a slab. Many of the memorials were whitewashed.
Favorite thing: There really isn't much for the tourist in this area other than the roadside art stand. I spent time taking photos of the church and the flowers and markers in the graveyard next to it.