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Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour with Tasting of Chocolate
"With your local cacao expert and guide you will learn about each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. First you will learn about the sowing process and how to sow your own cacao plant. From there you will learn about the harvesting process which includes cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Finally you will learn about the post-harvest process including fermentation and drying..You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and how it produces perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolat you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory where you will discover each of the steps in creating a chocolate bar. You’ll also be able to make your own chocolate! With this tour you will also participate in a chocolate tasting where you will learn how to properly taste chocolate with all your sens"""Visit La Esmeralda
From $60.00
 
Cacao Plantation and Chocolate Factory Tour
"The local cacao expert guide will guide you through each one of the steps in processing high-quality cacao. Beginning with the first step sowing you will learn how to sow your own cacao plant and continue to learn about the harvest cutting and extraction of the grains in a cacao pod. Next you will learn about the post-harvest process: fermentation and drying which are determining factors in the quality of the chocolate. You will also learn about the Dominican Republic ecosystem and what allows it to have the perfect conditions for growing fine cacao which evolves into the best quality chocolates. you will enter La Esmeralda Chocolate Factory
From $50.00
 
Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Waterfalls and Horseback Riding Tour
"The first stop Rancho Los Cacaos is just a 10 minute air conditioned bus ride from the pick up location at Amber Cove.  After a brief safety chat and gear up you'll be matched with a horse that's just right for you! Then when everyone is saddled ride along a lush trail through tropical vegetation and majestic trees up to one of the highest hilltops in the area and 2 panoramic viewing areas. The group will dismount near the top to enjoy some fresh fruit juice and hike to the first clearing where grab a piece of locally grown fruit
From $79.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Dominican Republic

Drugged Drinks

There's been quite a bit of news lately about tourists going MISSING in some parts of the Caribbean. The most current and shocking story lately has been about the missing female, high school student...
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starship
Sep 14, 2009

Exchanging money

If you can get a good exchange rate in your home country, then bring some Dominican pesos with you. Then bring US dollars you can exchange as you need, or an ATM card you can use to withdraw money...
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marielexoteria
Oct 22, 2007

Myth: it's not safe to go out of the resort

"It's not safe to wander out of the resort" is something you'll hear at the resort and it can't be farther from the truth. I'm not going to lie and say that it doesn't happen because it does and it...
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marielexoteria
Feb 02, 2008

Beware of "Sankie Pankies"

A sankie pankie is a man who shows tourist women (or men sometimes) a good time on the island, will take her to discotheques/bars/restaurants, will try to get into her pants and will most definitely...
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marielexoteria
Feb 02, 2008

Taxis

Avoid being ripped off by shady cab drivers by calling one from one of the big cab companies, or if you happen to be in a touristic area with tourist taxis, agree on a price before getting in.Serious...
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marielexoteria
Sep 17, 2007

Protect your valuables

Use same common sense as if in any city.If you choose to rent moped, stay with it.If you carry money or passport, would recommend a money belt under shirt.Did not see theft occur, but did hear of it...
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jodssmile
Dec 23, 2004
 
 
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small warning

inside a all inclusive resort there are no warningsif yu have the oportunity to go out just take the everage messures to face any danger as yu do in every part of the world. arrassment is the biggest...
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quartinb
Oct 01, 2005

Water

DO NOT drink tap water! It may cause health roblems and may change your stay at this paradise into nightmare. So, for drinking purpose use only bottled water unless you prefer... drinks... But... to...
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Spinka
Sep 29, 2003

Mosquitos

Be carefull of mosquitos that are very annoying. I advice to clothe your body in the early evenings, especially when you seat near the water and protect yourself againts that intruders...If not -...
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Spinka
Sep 29, 2003

Driving a car

If you don't have to - do not rent a car unless you will take one with the driver. Driving in Dominican Republic is... how to explain... well, it could be most exciting thing you will do here... ;)It...
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Spinka
Sep 29, 2003

Machismo

The culture here is very macho, and the men usually have power over the women. Some of the guys I met weren't used to my attitude regarding gender issues. A guy at a disco got mad at me just because I...
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fairy_dust
Feb 15, 2004

Coral and Shells

With the purpose of protecting local fauna and flora there are some restrictions concerning coral reef and some kinds of shells. So don't be tempted to grab some little bit and take home, since it can...
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micas_pt
Sep 05, 2005

The water

Everyone traveling from Europe or North America is advised NOT to drink water, unless it's bottled. Even though in some places they might say the water is properly treated for drinking I was told that...
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micas_pt
Sep 05, 2005

Strong sun

The sun is very strong so you must be very careful with sunburns and dehydration. Be sure to always apply a good sunscreen and drink plenty of liquids during exposure to sun (not alcohol though!)...
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micas_pt
Sep 05, 2005

Popular Cities in Dominican Republic

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Punta Cana

Provincia de La Altagracia
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Santo Domingo

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Puerto Plata

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Sosúa

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Cabarete

Provincia de Puerto Plata
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Bayahibe

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Top Hotels in Dominican Republic

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Calle del Sol 150, Santiago, Caribbean
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Playas Uvero Alto - Provincia La Altagracia (Formerly Sunscape) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Av. George Washington No. 365, , Santo Domingo, Di
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Playa Dorada, (formerly Occidental Grand Flamenco), Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Calle Dr Rosen 25, El Batey, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Carretera Sosua-Cabarete, Cabarete, Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Top Things to Do in Dominican Republic

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Snorkeling and Scuba

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...
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Zona Colonial - Old Town

House of Bastidas was the residence of the Capt. Rodrigo de Bastidas, the Principal Royal Tax Collector and one of the many governors of Santo Domingo we've had throughout history. The House looks...
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Marysol Tours

I looked at the cruise ship excursions for Amber Cove and most of them appeared to be out of my comfort zone as to activity level. So I made an arrangement for a non-cruise excursion with Marysol...
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Sosua Beach

Sosua beach felt great, got superb looking scenery, clear water and can snorkel without going too far. It has some vendors but they were good people, awesome. The restaurants serve sea food, cerveza,...
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Explore the Port

Although the Amber Cove website says it: " encompasses 30 acres of waterfront property and will feature a welcome center with myriad of retail and entertainment", there really isn't that much to do. ...
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Punta Cana

Punta Cana is located in the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic it is an area that has beaches and resorts facing both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. As a Tourist hotspot there...
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"Dominican Republic"
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"THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC"
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"Republica Dominicana"
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