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makes Dominican Republic so special?
Dominican Republic has places that still are the way they used to be in
the past. It is peaceful and quiet; it has beauty that comes from the
people and the land itself. If you are looking for a place to
away and relax come to this island.
many places are not totally
discovered yet, the prices are extremely reasonable.
Republic offers miles of beach for walking along where you are
virtually by yourself, it’s the kind of place where you want to relax
and do nothing.
it’s so amazing, because you see people every day or almost every
day walk down to the beach, grab a boat
that they keep on the shore under the coconut palms and go fishing; not
sport fishing, they
actually do fishing for food. You don’t have to feel threaten
the people because everybody
is so friendly!
you are walking on
the beach you can also see these young men climbing up the coconut
these palms can be as high as a 5 storey building. These men climb up
get coconuts and then they go around and sell them. The sweet water
that comes from those coconuts is so yummy, and after you have drunk
all the water you give the coconut shell to them and they cut it in
half so that you can eat the coconut inside.
have everything: air conditioner, buffet, bars that offer
food and drink all day long that you just have to ask and they will
serve it to you. Ant the good thing is that all that is included;
no tipping or anything (they are not allowed to take tips) but you will
get more out of your trip if you go out and see other things.
the nice things that I mentioned before you will see by going
out of the hotel to the nearby neighborhoods. When you get back to
there are many things you can do like
snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, play golf; you can even take Merengue or
Salsa dance classes during your stay at the hotel so that you can go
back and say “I can
dance merengue and salsa”. But, again, if
just want to relax
and do nothing you are welcome to do that too.
recommend you to go out of the hotel and experience the beauty of the
area where you are at or go even further (ask
about the tourist guides).
There are so many places to see and enjoy.
you know what? The amazing thing of the weather is that in one moment
it can start raining and it rains for a minute or two and on the next
second the sun is bright and shinning. It’s
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not everything is so nice and beautiful to make you feel confident
and not worried at all, no. Many travelers have been scared away due to
the reputation (not entirely deserved, by the way) of social unrest,
high crime and poverty.
as I mentioned before, the Dominican Republic people are among the
the Caribbean; their
genuine than in many other places.
yourself safe, especially in Santo Domingo where there is more
robbery, but if you have simple common-sense safety rules like: not
walking in dark-solitaire places, lock valuable things in your hotel
room, don’t carry large amounts of cash instead, carry one or two
credit cards, then you should be ok.
(or “Mother Earth” as the natives called it before the Spaniards
arrived), is “the most beautiful island in the world” as Columbus
described it; was called Hispaniola
or “Little Spain” by the Spaniards.
economy is not even in the country. There are a lot of poor people
(more than there is rich people) that risk their lives trying to cross
the Mona Canal (54 miles) to get to Puerto Rico to then head into the
are the greatest threat to the Dominican Republic. If a
hurricane hits the country before your trip, you should call ahead and
make sure your room is ok. But major resorts get back up quickly after
to the land of “Merengue,
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