By Clark Norton, Fe Liza Bencosme
The authors - certainly one of whom is a Dominican Republic local - percentage intimate wisdom of this island state. Virgin seashores, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's maximum mountain, unique flora and fauna and large wooded area reserves will trap you the following. And this publication will convey you round. colossal aspect at the tradition, the background, the ideals of the folks (how they relate to each other and to you) plus the economic system and politics - so that you can be excess of an off-the-cuff vacationer. Diving, mountaineering, natural world, parks, excursions, getting round, carnivals and celebrations, prone, purchasing - all are lined intimately. lodgings run the gamut from luxurious motels to bare-bones tenting amenities. The authors suggest locations to devour, too ? together with roadside shacks promoting neighborhood food. Descriptions of the simplest nightlife in each city, from Sosua to Santo Domingo and the tiny cities in among. Over 20 city and neighborhood maps plus colour pictures.
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Nights can be blissfully breezy. January and February are the coolest months, when it can get quite chilly at night, even along the coast. n Rainfall Rather than changes in temperature, the major seasonal variation between summer and winter tends to be in the amount of rainfall. In most of the country, including Santo Domingo and the Caribbean coast, May through November is the rainy season, with May and November the wettest months. The dry season generally runs from December through April, with March the driest.
Thick with ferns, stands of bamboo, broad-leafed plants, and mahogany and cedar trees, the park has no roads and not even many foot trails into its dense interior, so it is best explored by boat. It all adds up to a popular adventure: Los Haitises, which lies along the south coast of Samaná Bay, is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Introduction las Águilas is located west of Oviedo and southeast of Pedernales. The sand skirting the bay stretches on uninterrupted for miles. 36 n National Parks & Reserves Visitors glide past islets and caves and through swamps of red and white mangroves, while colorful birds flit through the swamps and in and out of caves.
For many Dominicans, the simple fact that you can afford to travel – no matter how you may have scraped up the cash or credit for it – is justification enough for the assumption. But don’t be offended – the Dominican is more likely to be impressed than resentful. Unfortunately, Dominicans as a group seem to suffer from a shame of material poverty. Both fabulous wealth and grinding poverty are on prominent display in the Dominican Republic, and the middle class has been shrinking of late.
Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic, 4th Edition (Hunter Travel Guides) by Clark Norton, Fe Liza Bencosme