Caribbean Islands - Dominican Republic (Chapter)
This is the Dominican Republic chapter from Lonely Planet’s Caribbean Islands guidebook.
Symbolizing both limits and escapes, the sea is the common denominator across the Dominican Republic’s fishing villages, indulgent tourist playgrounds, small towns, and cities like Santo Domingo - the Caribbean’s largest and the site of New World firsts.
- wander the 500-year-old cobblestone backstreets of Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial - not much different from the 16th-century version of the city
- enjoy the miles and miles of beautiful beach and organized beachfront fun at Bávaro and Punta Cana
- restaurants & accommodations
- feel very small after witnessing the majesty of 30-ton humpbacks breaching and diving on a whale-watching trip from Samaná
Coverage includes: Understand the Dominican Republic, History, Culture, Landscape & Wildlife, Survival Guide, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Santo Domingo, the Southeast, Bávaro & Punta Cana, Península de Samaná, Samaná, Las Galeras, Las Terrenas, Playa Bonita, North Coast, Cabarete, Central Highlands and Jarabacoa.
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