Dominican Republic

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by OR400, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. OR400

    OR400 Been here awhile

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    Anybody been there? My wife and I are going to a 'conference' down there and we are planning on staying another week or so. We may have some plans to do a little volunteer work in Haiti if time permits. Just looking to do some research and trying not to get stuck in the tourist traps.
    Advice from the collective?
    Thanks
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  2. Byway Writer

    Byway Writer Backroads Explorer

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    If you're interested in checking the DR out by motorcycle, then check out MotoCaribe.com. They may even be able to offer some insight as to where to go without renting their bikes.
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  3. djen223

    djen223 Adventurer

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  4. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    I've been to Punta Cana. Beautiful white sand beaches, but the water doesn't get over three feet deep within 1/4 mile of the shore. Great for sunbathing, not good for snorkeling. Plus lots of topless German women . . . not like your fantasies, like 60+ year old, overweight German women.

    :shudder
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  5. mlyamkaw

    mlyamkaw Drill Baby Drill

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    I was there a few years back. Did a couple of days ride with a guy that rented KTM EXC's. Not Motocaribe. Was real extreme mud riding. Just super sticky clay and hard to get up the hills. Was mostly single track riding, but I don't think the guy is in business anymore. He was based out of Cabarete. Good windsurfing there. Check out the 27 waterfalls for a day trip. I
    Think 27 charcos or something like that. Was a fun thing to do.
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  6. djen223

    djen223 Adventurer

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