Places in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, or ‘La Capital’ as it’s typically called, is a collage of cultures and neighborhoods. It’s where the sounds of life – domino pieces slapped on tables, backfiring mufflers and horns from chaotic traffic, merengue and bachata blasting from corner stores – are most intense.
East of Puerto Plata
Cabarete long ago stole the crown of tourism capital of the north coast – here you can fill your days with surfing and mountain biking but still dig into great seafood at a beachside restaurant. Sosúa, Cabarete’s seedier neighbor, has a pretty beach, and a good selection of restaurants and hotels.
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Tips and articles
Seven reasons to love Puerto Plata
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Top 10 Dominican Republic experiences
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