The Dominican Republic

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Rough Guides, 2002 - Travel - 391 pages
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This is a comprehensive guide to the diverse Caribbean destination of the Dominican Republic. It includes a full-colour section introducing the highights of the Dominican Republic, as well as in-depth coverage of all the attractions, from colonial Santo Domingo to the sandy playgrounds that line the coasts. There are also discerning reviews of places to stay and eat, from beachside shacks to glitzy all-inclusive resorts. The author provides expert advice on ecotourism and adventure opportunities such as whale watching on the Samana Peninsula and hiking in the Cordillera Central. Insightful background on Dominican history, music, sport and wildlife is provided.
  

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Contents

Getting there
10
Visas red tape and extended stays
18
Health
23
Costs monay and nanks
27
Accommodetion
33
8hopping
42
The Cibao 235 Carretera Intemecional 281
45
Ditectory
58
O Silver Coast
188
O The Haitlan norder 271288
271
5an Francisco de Macons
287
Traval details 28i l O Barahona and
299
O Sarshona and the southwast 2il7318
318
A nnet nistory of the Dominican Repunlic
340
A onet nistory of the Envitonmant and wildlile
350
Saseball
357

ATLANTiC 0CEAN
59
O Santo Domingo
61
0The southeast
115
O Samana Peitinsula
153
8penish words and phrases 372 Glossary
370
Dominican lood and dnnk terms 373 Tainoisms
378
Sooks
389
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About the author (2002)

Sean Harvey is author of the B-format Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic. He has travelled extensively throughout the Dominican Republic during the last ten years and has cultivated a lifelong addiction to the country and its people.

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