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Church in Higüey

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia

From the outside, this basilica is a strange mixture of the sacred and profane. A utilitarian concrete facade, not far removed from a military bunker, is topped by an elongated arch reaching high into the sky. But i…
Museum in Higüey

Museo de la Altagracia

This extremely well-done and modern museum traces the history of religion and culture in the DR back to the 18th century. It is on the grounds of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, surrounded by an imp…
Cocktail Bar in Higüey

Boka's Bar & Grill

Near the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, this cocktail bar does a lethal, vodka-laced sangria, which is lapped up by throngs of Higüeyanos, who pack in the wraparound outdoor patio for drinks even on a …
Dominican in Higüey

D'Yira

If you're here for a night, this rustic Dominican choice is the way to go. The house specialty is mofongos (mashed plaintains stuffed with seafood, vegetables and the like), which is even done here in a tasty vegeta…