Dominican Republic Travel Guide

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Punta Cana

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Santo Domingo

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427,937,65

Puerto Plata

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70,233,58

Cabarete

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La Romana

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Sosúa

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107,318,8

Las Terrenas

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Bayahibe

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82,207,3

Santiago de los Caballeros

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Juan Dolio

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12,77,19

Boca Chica

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Bonao

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Jarabacoa

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Bávaro

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18,47,4

Sosúa

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Isla Saona

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Las Galeras

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Baní

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Punta Rucia

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Cayo Levantado

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Higüey

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Isla Catalina

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San Pedro de Macorís

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Santa Bárbara de Samaná

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San Francisco de Macorís

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Río San Juan

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Boca de Yuma

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Punta Cana

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  • Snorkeling and Scuba

    Punta Cana Things to Do

    The Caribbean Festival snorkel excursion was really a great time! We booked our excursion at the resort for about $80-$85. We were picked up by a very colorful bus and we proceeded to several other hotels to gather other vacationers looking some fun and snorkeling. It took a little while but was pleasant enough. After about 45 minutes we drove into...

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  • Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana

    Punta Cana Hotels

    The hotel's facilities were excellent, spacious, and lovely. Service was kind and the hotel's...

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  • Clubs and Discos

    Punta Cana Nightlife

    We heard about this place Sins4Two but did not find much information in local ads nor with the locals, turns out that the place does not advertise much as it is quite exclusive, yet they accepted my reservations (that is another thing, they dont accept you unless you made a reservation). Price was reasonable as all consumption was included and...

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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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  • Hotel Atarazana

    Santo Domingo Hotels

    I stayed here on a recent business trip in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. This 6 room hotel...

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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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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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La Romana

See all 58 La Romana Tips
  • 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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Sosúa

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  • Oceanworld

    Sosúa Things to Do

    This is an amazing place, if your not keen on swimming with dolphins then simply purchase admission which is about $60 ($45 child) Do go to sea the Sealion show its great fun and the kids will love it, you can snorkel in the man made reef whilst being surrounded by gorgeous tropical fish, if you wanna swim with Doplhins then your looking at paying...

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  • Casa Valeria

    Sosúa Hotels

    Stayed in Casa Valeria in Feb 2012. To be honest, I found this place as one of the best hotels in...

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  • Tropix Hotel

    Sosúa Hotels

    #7 Calle Llibre, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Monster Truck Sfari

    Sosúa Things to Do

    This is an excellant day out on huge 8 x 8 vehicles, costs for the day about $70 but well worth it, you are taken right into the heart of the Dominican countryside where you see how real Dominicans live, definately take some pens, pencils, colouring books for the kids at the school you visit,, please don't give them money as this encourages them to...

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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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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: Very Good

    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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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 - Centro Plaza Hotel

    Santiago de los Caballeros Hotels

    Calle Mella 54 Esq Del Sol, Apdo 459, Santiago, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 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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Juan Dolio

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  • Theft

    Juan Dolio Warnings and Dangers

    In October 2007 I was passing through the Security Gate in the airport Las Americas, and my photobag was stolen there. In the bag I had the following:Nikon Digital Camera. D 50. Number 6100697.Nikon AF-S DX 18-55 mm./3.5-5.6G. Number 2165404.Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 mm/F4-5.6G. Number L 9026661.If you get the offer, don't buy these things. If...

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  • Fior di Loto Hotel

    Juan Dolio Hotels

    Calle Principal 517, Juan Dolio, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Intimate and beautiful beach setting

    Juan Dolio Restaurants

    In the neighbouring village of Guayacanes, this restaurant really takes you away from the all inclusive industry.Set by the beach and offering two levels of terrace, this restaurant is one of the best I've ever been to in my life. It is full of class, the atmosphere is intimate and romantic and the food is simply delicious. For wine amateurs, this...

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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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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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Bávaro

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  • 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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  • Occidental Grand Punta Cana

    Bávaro Hotels

    We were there last November and are planning to go again this November. It has always been a great...

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  • Pictures

    Bávaro Tourist Traps

    You have the opportunity of having your picture taken with a snake and a parrot (as of 2003) and you think, sure no problem. What they don't say is that the pictures are expensive, and they have this deal that if you buy a certain amount of pictures you get a slice of pizza (can't remember how many). Pose with the animals but have a friend take...

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Sosúa

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  • Oceanworld

    Sosúa Things to Do

    This is an amazing place, if your not keen on swimming with dolphins then simply purchase admission which is about $60 ($45 child) Do go to sea the Sealion show its great fun and the kids will love it, you can snorkel in the man made reef whilst being surrounded by gorgeous tropical fish, if you wanna swim with Doplhins then your looking at paying...

    more
  • Casa Valeria

    Sosúa Hotels

    Stayed in Casa Valeria in Feb 2012. To be honest, I found this place as one of the best hotels in...

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  • Tropix Hotel

    Sosúa Hotels

    #7 Calle Llibre, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Monster Truck Sfari

    Sosúa Things to Do

    This is an excellant day out on huge 8 x 8 vehicles, costs for the day about $70 but well worth it, you are taken right into the heart of the Dominican countryside where you see how real Dominicans live, definately take some pens, pencils, colouring books for the kids at the school you visit,, please don't give them money as this encourages them to...

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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...