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Flying in to Santo Domingo for a destination wedding in Punta Cana area has cheaper airfares, but I can't find much information about getting from SD to PC. Can anyone suggest how to do this?
HI .. i'm traveling to Dominicaanse Republiek for the 1e time ....during christmas time and new years anyone suggestions / tips ?
I'm new to this site, but I've seen questions that people ask that are similar to mine, but not exactly.
I need some advice. I'm planning a vacation to the Dominican next month (December) and I'm a single 21 year old white woman going alone. Is it safe for me to do so or should I not go at all if I have no one to go with? I'd love some advice and information.
I was planning an all-inclusive trip through Sunway Vacations and they have different resorts that I could stay in. Is there a better / safer resort? Or is the whole country pretty safe?
I would appreciate any advice or information, thanks.
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Will be there for a week beginning this weekend. Any tips on things to do, things not to do, staying safe and out of trouble, beaches, etc.? Young couple in 20s. Both well-traveled.
Flying into SDQ and then going to LT. Any advice on whether we should rent a car, cab, bus, etc.? Will we need a car for the entire time in LT? We're staying maybe 10-15 mins outside of town.
Any and all tips are much appreciated.
just wanted to know if anyone knows if the ferry between dr and pr is operating at the moment and if so, how much and where to book. I have been on www.acferries.com but dont understand too much of it. I have heard a rumour its not operating until december?? any info would be appreciated.
I'm trying to plan a trip to Jarabacoa to go river rafting with some friends. There are about 7 of us in total and we'd like to rent a place where we can all stay for a decent price. Does anyone know of a good vacation rental home or cabin, or even a cheap hotel where we could stay. Ideally we'd like it to cost under $20 USD per person.
Just to clarify: yes, there is quite plenty of it (I visited 5 cities so far)....For 500 pesos you can get nice hotel room, for 200-300 pesos something...not that good ;-). but it still has bed, abanico, electricity and bathroom (without hot water though)
Even in Sosua I paid 250 pesos for room (good for single male travelers without any expectations, not for honeymoney couples) - so it's not that bad ;-)
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Just looking for some advice regarding buses from Santo Domingo airport to Puerta Plata.
My girlfriend and I have been travelling around Central America for a few months and are hoping to meet her parents in Dominican Republic for Christmas. The cheapest flights we could find are to Santo Domingo, I read you can catch a local bus for 5 hours for around $7 to Puerta Plata, which is where her folks will be. Is this still the case?
My boyfriend is currently working in the DR and I have been planning on taking some time away from the States to relocate for a 6 month period of time to his town in the Dominican. I'm curious if any of you have any advice on how I might go about this. Tourist cards expire after three months and I may be denied a travel visa. Any advice? Should I just let the tourist card expire and pay the fee on the way out of the country?
If I did let the card expire, would I run into any problems when I re-entered the US? Additionally, I plan on returning to visit him again a couple of months after that. Will I run into any problems while trying to enter and exit the country in the future?
In general, Dominican law reflects the welcoming nature of the Dominican people, permitting entry of most foreign nationals whether visiting for pleasure, business, or retirement. In addition, many foreign nationals can obtain residency or citizenship by submitting properly prepared documents, completing legal formalities, and waiting prescribed time periods.
The principal laws regarding immigration are the Constitution, General Immigration Law 285-04, its predecessor Law 95 of 1939, and Law 171-07 regarding special incentives to retirees.
Article 18 of the Constitution establishes the following as Dominican nationals:
a) A person born to a mother or father with Dominican nationality, regardless of the country in which the parent lives;
b) A person born in the Dominican Republic, except a person (i) born to a member of a foreign diplomatic service or consu... more »
Does anyone know if there is bus service, tap-tap or gua-gua service between Pedernales (the border crossing) and Jacmel? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
(Background story) I was looking to see if anyone could give me some tips. I'm originally from the states(hispanic/latino, so traveling to DR shouldn't be no problem cause I know Spanish pretty well) & I currently live in Puerto Rico. I'm a university student and since I've basically never traveled out the country(I have, but its been like 10 years) I was planning a weekend trip to DR. Long weekend that is. I have classes Mon-Thurs. So I usually have a long weekend. But on Monday, Feb 18 is Feriado/Holiday, I'm thinking of just buying my plane ticket and fly over to DR. I would be leaving Thurs. Feb. 14 and coming back Tues. Feb 19 early in the morning. I would be flying SJU to SDQ(Santo Domingo) since it's cheaper than flying to Santiago, and I do want to get to know the capital first, I guess. Here's where I beginning to have doubts on how to do things. I'm looking forward to spend... more »
I am a middle aged woman traveling with two friends, and flying in and out of Punta Cana next February. We have a week. The beaches are fine for a day or two on the front end and a day on the back end, but we would all enjoy exploring the island more without spending too much time must in transportation. We are in good shape, like walking, learning about art, history, science, and culture, and meeting people. We don't want to fight very large crowds of tourists. Can you tell me some attractions we shouldn't miss? thanks,
We are planning a 6-day trip to the DR around Thanksgiving. We want to spend a few days at the beach and the rest of the time hiking and exploring local culture. Definitely no all-inclusives, etc.
We fly out of Santiago. On the way in, we're deciding between a flight into Santiago or Santo Domingo. We don't have an itinerary yet, so I don't know where we'll be spending most of our time. What do you guys recommend - should we fly into and out of STI? Or into SQD and out of STI?
Hi, in mid december I would like to rent a car and travel north to south along the haitian/dominican border then east to La Romana and end in Santiago. I except this to take me 5-6 days by car. If anyone would like to join me or has any insights on what to see along the way, please reply to this thread. Thank You
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