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Punta Cana

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Santo Domingo

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Puerto Plata

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Sosúa

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Cabarete

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Bayahibe

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La Romana

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Las Terrenas

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Santiago de los Caballeros

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Bonao

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Jarabacoa

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Baní

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Boca Chica

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Bávaro

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Punta Rucia

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Cayo Levantado

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Sosúa

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Santa Bárbara de Samaná

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Lago Enriquillo

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Las Galeras

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Juan Dolio

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Isla Saona

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Río San Juan

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San Juan de la Maguana

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Nagua

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Punta Cana

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  • Snorkeling and Scuba

    Punta Cana Things to Do

    Dreams Palm Beach is a very beautiful cozy hotel, with an amazing beach and a tremendous customer service, we would highly recomend it. My wife and I had an remarkable vacation last year. The weather in nov and dec is cooler than usual, normally in the high 80s. Concerning watersports and excursionwise you should get in touch with the guys at...

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  • Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana

    Punta Cana Hotels

    Well I came with my whole family. All together we were about 21 people. Not one of us loved it. We...

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  • Capitàn Cook

    5 out of 5 stars

    Punta Cana Restaurants

    For $45pp/usd-you get transportation to and from hotel, fries, salad, all the wine, rum and mamajuanas you can drink and oh yeah don't forget the 2 foot diameter plate of seafood-lobster, shrimp, prawns, crab, calamari, oyster, clams and scallops-2 people/plate-Awesome food-you also get a roaming marachi trio,and did I mention the mamajuanas???...

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Santo Domingo

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  • Zona Colonial - Old Town

    Santo Domingo Things to Do

    Amber is a vegetable fossil resin that when hardened becomes a semi precious gem used in jewelry. The range of its colors go from pale yellowish to bright red, and more rarely green and blue. It differentiates from Baltic amber in the tree where they're originated from. Larimar is a variety of pectolite rock, blue/turquoise, that's only found in...

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  • Occidental El Embajador

    Santo Domingo Hotels

    My dear friend Erik said he got a glimpse of this huge hotel 30 years ago. Trujillo ordered its...

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  • El Conuco

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santo Domingo Restaurants

    Gloria (the guide) asked us if we wanted to shop, and I said no, so we got back into the car and drove to a restaurant called El Conusco. She said this is where all the tours go for lunch. It is well set up for large groups of people and has a buffet of national foods for people to eat. Egarrido explained to me that the word "conuco" is a Taino...

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Puerto Plata

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  • 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua

    Puerto Plata Things to Do

    Damajagua Cascades are 27 waterfalls (some small and some big) about 30 minutes drive from Puerto Plata. There are two different tours: One where you climb all 27 falls (one of them should be very high!), and one where you only climb the first 7 falls. I was a chicken, so I only climbed the first 7 falls... First you climb up through the...

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  • Gran Ventana Beach Resort

    Puerto Plata Hotels

    Continued from part 1... Food and Drink All food and drinks were included in the price of our...

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  • Cigars and Jewelry

    Puerto Plata Shopping

    In the centre of Puerto Plata you’ll find a small cigar factory (and jewelry store). There are bigger and more famous cigar factories in the Santiago area, but if you don’t want the 1½ hour drive to Santiago you could consider a visit to the local cigar factory in Puerto Plata. The factory is small, but will give you an idea how a cigar is made.The...

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Sosúa

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  • Sosua Beach

    Sosúa Things to Do

    Sosua beach is the top destination on the North Dominican Republic, a golden sand paradise set in a half-moon shaped bay of turquoise-blue waters that offer a clear view for those snorkeling and the perfect setting to those swimming in its waters. The beach has a lot of activity due to many restaurants, bars, gift shops and water sports stores,...

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  • Tropix Hotel

    Sosúa Hotels

    #7 Calle Llibre, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Paradise on Earth

    Sosúa Things to Do

    Sosua beach is the top destination on the North Dominican Republic, a golden sand paradise set in a half-moon shaped bay of turquoise-blue waters that offer a clear view for those snorkeling and the perfect setting to those swimming in its waters. The beach has a lot of activity due to many restaurants, bars, gift shops and water sports stores,...

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Cabarete

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  • Shooting at Serenity del Sol,...

    Cabarete Warnings and Dangers

    I hope that I have not missed you yet! My husband was shot at this condo unit in February 2012 during a robbery at a condo beside ours. There is "not" 24 hour security and it is "not" 15 minutes out of Cabarete. The security guard arrived at 6:00 pm. and slept most of the time. He carried a stun gun! It is a 45-60 minute walk to Cabarete. Car...

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  • Kite Beach Hotel

    Cabarete Hotels

    This is the most fun place to stay on Kitebeach. Why stay in the swam when you can stay on the beach...

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  • Outback Safari

    Cabarete Things to Do

    We booked this Outback Safari trip in the hotel. We were picked up from the front of our hotel and then went on to pick up other passengers. We drove through the beautiful greenery of the Dominican Republic with the option of having a drink on board. Our guide, Junior, was very informative and had a great sense of humour. We drove through a...

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Bayahibe

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  • Chillin on Bayahibe's refurbished...

    Bayahibe Things to Do

    A "malecon" is the spanish word for a beach side esplanade. A place to stroll or sit by the water.In 2011 the small beach to the left of Bayahibe's La Punta was refurbished and spruced up. The beach was widened and new sand and palm trees were added. They also built a pleasant, shady, grass area on both sides of the beach where you can sit and...

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  • Cabana Elke

    Bayahibe Hotels

    Via Eladia 7, Bayahibe, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Frio Frios / Yun Yuns (Shave Ice)

    Bayahibe Restaurants

    Frio Frios or Yun Yuns, as they are also known in the Dominican Republic, are shave ices (snow cones). They are sold on the street usually by a man with a wooden cart and a block of ice. I wouldn't recommend the street cart version as you never know if the ice is purified or not (most often it's tap water). But in Bayahibe you can buy hygienic Frio...

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La Romana

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  • Seavis Tours...ecological jungle tour

    La Romana Things to Do

    We booked the Jungle Eco tour at the last minute, just a day before, and they were very accommodating to include us in their group of 20. Although it is suggested that you book them in advance, may be 3 or 4 days before the trip. Seavis tours, which is a family run tour operator in Bayahibe, totally exceeded our expectations. They are so helpful...

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  • Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus

    La Romana Hotels

    Playa Bayahibe, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Cigar Factory Tour - Tabacalera de...

    La Romana Things to Do

    Over 4,000 workers making some of the world's most highly regarded Dominican cigars! Definitely one of the best experiences and most entertaining two hours I've spent on a tour. The staff is very friendly and helpful when picking from dozens of different cigars.Only a cab ride away from Punta Cana, located in nearby La Romana. Several trip formats...

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Las Terrenas

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  • Wheels

    Las Terrenas Transportation

    Las Terrenas is reached by two main roads: one from Sanchez at the western end of the peninsula and the other from the city of Samana by way of the village of El Limon and the resort at El Portillo. Both roads follow a winding route over the mountains and through the lush valleys across the peninsula and provide a scenic and sometimes spectacular...

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  • Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo

    Las Terrenas Hotels

    Stayed the first week of March 08. The weather was great, it rained a couple of times for 10 min. or...

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  • Visions from the bus

    Las Terrenas Restaurants

    Local foods include (in addition to beans and rice) yami, yucca, platinos. The main dish will not only be chicken, pork or fish, but also goat and various kinds of seafood including lobster, shrimp, crab, conch (lambi) and octopus.For a snack you can have mangoes, pineapple, bananas, guava, chinola, and "coco frio"- fresh, chilled,...

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Santiago de los Caballeros

  • willd taxi

    Santiago de los Caballeros Things to Do

    its easy to get a taxi because they are available 24/7 anywhere within walking distant. if you do not mind the fast driving you will be where you want to go in 10-15 min. they drive like they are on the indy 500.my trip and experience in the taxi getting from point A-B was thrilling and tolerated because i was with my fiance, who laugh everytime i...

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  • Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel &...

    Santiago de los Caballeros Hotels

    Ave Salvador Estrella Sadhala, Santiago, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • nighttime, Santiago and DR

    Santiago de los Caballeros Nightlife

    I'm dominican and colombian at the same time so if you are a girl and trying to have a good night out in santiago DR you are up for a challenge. First do not go out unless you have a very dominican lookig guy next to you. Dominicans are very machistas so if you look not from here(gringas in any case for dominican guys) do not pass cellphone numbers...

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Bonao

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  • The Dominican Walmart

    Bonao Shopping

    A giant store with virtually everything bar live animals. It looks like a uniform department store in the American mould but in side it has the entertaining feel of a street market. Numerous and helpful staff are on hand to steer you into buying things you came for and things you didn't, and also to flirt with all and sundry. Some staff are English...

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  • Rancho Wendy Bonao

    Bonao Hotels

    I had a great time in the DR but if I where to do it again I would spend more time up in the...

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  • INTERNET CAFE

    Bonao Shopping

    A smart and modern cyber cafe that also does scans and copies. Resident whizz kid Yuri will help you if you have any problems with your own computer.30 pesos an hour. Fast Connection. English spoken.

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Jarabacoa

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  • The Roads & Heavy rain

    Jarabacoa Transportation

    We wanted to go to Jarabacoa back in 2004, but the locals warned us that the roads were dangerous because of heavy rain in the mountains. No problems in 2006, but maybe you should check before you go.The picture is not from Jarabacoa, but from Puerto Plata - but I think it shows what heavy rain can do to the roads...

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  • Salto de Jimenoa

    Jarabacoa Things to Do

    The waterfall, Salto de Jimenoa, is located a few kilometers outside Jarabacoa. There is a parking lot at the entrance, and from the parking lot you must take a 20-25 minutes walk to reach the fall. Most of the walk is along the river, so it's a really nice walk. When you get to the waterfall, it is possible to take a swim in the second pool after...

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  • Off the beaten path-Dominican kayaking &...

    Jarabacoa Off The Beaten Path

    This article has a great list of outfits for adventure activities like kayaking and whitewater rafting in the Dominican, especially Jarabacoa, although the outfits in the links can set you up for other places too. there are also links to other good articles on other areas and activities and the Dominican. I also just found a local guide through one...

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Baní

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  • Services in Baní

    Baní Favorites

    Just in case you need a place to sleep or where to buy something to eat quickly.Hotel Caribaní: if you want to spend the night in Baní and don't wanna pay a lot of money for a room, this is the place. The hotel is situated close to Parque Duarte (the central park in Baní, in front of Catedral Nuestra Señora de Regla), which is the central park in...

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  • Mangoes and dulce de leche

    Baní Local Customs

    If there's 2 things that are very characteristic of Baní, that's mangoes and dulce de leche. Baní provides the best mangoes of the country, and they even organize a mango festival every 2 years in June. In all food stands on the roads you'll see several kinds of mangoes, so don't hesitate to haggle to get them at a good price. Another thing you'll...

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  • Santuario a San Martín de Porres

    Baní Things to Do

    This sanctuary is in the middle of nowhere, about 20 minutes from Baní.The church, also known as Iglesia de Las Tablas, is located in the small town of Las Tablas and is dedicated to San Martín de Porres, the first black saint of America. The church is made of stone on top of a small hill with nice views. To get to the church you go up some stairs....

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Boca Chica

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  • Bring lots of sunblock

    Boca Chica Warnings and Dangers

    The only danger that i encountered was the SUN!!!, i had no idea it was that strong down there, make sure you have a good suntan lotion or sunblock and lather everywhere, i had stupidly forgotten the top of my feet and had to walk around with sunburned feet for a few days......

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  • Hotetur Hotel Dominican Bay

    Boca Chica Hotels

    Nice 3 star Hotel, very friendly people, and the sevice is ok. But the whole Hotel need to be...

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  • Dont miss the sharks

    Boca Chica Restaurants

    There are only Two high class restaurants in Boca Chica, and they are both next to the Hamaca Beach Resort. Neptuno Restaurant, is more expensive, and personally I didn’t like it as much as the other one, but the attraction is bigger because it has a pool done in the beach with sharks, mantas and balloon fishes. You can have a swim next to them if...

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Bávaro

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  • Unforgettable day!

    Bávaro Things to Do

    We got picked up by this unique truck and the ride to the ranch took only 15 minutes. At our arrival we received from our tour guide a warm welcome and had a very briefing about the excursion and explanation of the buggies.The ride through the country-side was wonderful. We had our first stop after 40 minutes at a little store and got some coffee...

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  • The Golf Suites Bavaro

    Bávaro Hotels

    Avenida Real Sur - Cocotail Golf & Country Club, Bavaro, Higuey, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Xtreme Buggy Dune Buggy Excursion in...

    Bávaro Things to Do

    The Dune Buggy Tour starts from the Xtreme - Buggy Place in Bavaro. The Buggies are real Dune Buggies with VW Beetle Motor. It is like a real car just BETTER!We went into the Dominican Country side, and drove off road..... :-)The first stop we made at a freshwater cave. We jumped into the crystal clear water! From there we went further on driving...

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Punta Rucia

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  • Speedboats from Punta Rucia to Cayo...

    Punta Rucia Transportation

    The easiest way to reach Cayo Paraiso (Paradise Island) – a small sand bar off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic – is by speedboat from the town of Punta Rucia.We made this journey during a daytrip from Puerto Plata in November 2012. After a 90 minute drive from Puerto Plata to Punta Rucia, we boarded small speedboats from the beach at...

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  • alternative relax holiday near puerto...

    Punta Rucia Things to Do

    A german and french couple ... both perfekt english, spanish and french speaking are living in a house closed to beautiful coast strip of punta rucia near puerto plata, it`s avery small fisher village far from the big hotels in puerto plata !they are living there together with their dogs and cats .... and the view from their terass is the most...

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  • Columbus settlement at La Isabela

    Punta Rucia Things to Do

    Not far from Punta Rucia, you can visit the national park of La Isabela, known as the first city in the Americas. It was founded by Columbus in 1493. There is almost nothing left. A few ruins, the skeleton of a Spanish colon. But the museum is nice (artifacts from 15th c.).

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Very little compares to Dominican Republic travel. Set sail into the North Atlantic or Caribbean Sea, pick from one of the Dominican hotels in Caberete, the hippest beach town around, or choose from...