The Puerto Plata Report: news and travel info from the Dominican Republic's north coast

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German family drama in Sosua

Sosua – A 52-year-old German businessman apparently killed his wife before committing suicide in the Dominican Republic, police said after the couple had been found dead. Dominican police suspect this was a “crime of passion,” a police spokesman in the town of Sosua told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. No signs of external involvement had been found […]

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Fiesta 151: a family adventure

Climb aboard our sugar cane wagon as we journey through the real Dominican Republic

Playa Dorada

Playa Dorada’s all-inclusive resorts, golf and mall is popular with charter travelers

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Rare venemous mammal rediscovered on Hispaniola

In the journal Oryx researchers from EDGE, a program of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), have announced the rediscovery of a small population of Hispaniolan solenodons in Haiti. At the same time scientists in the Dominican Republic have taken the first ever footage of this endangered mammal. There are few animals stranger than the […]

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Sea Horse Ranch: luxury villa sales and rentals

This extraordinary gated community was designed by the award-winning architects of Edward Durrell Stone Associates for luxury living that is private, quiet and independent

Mob retaliation burns Haitian dwelling

Police say the action was after a 35-year-old courier was attacked Saturday with machetes by three Haitians who tried to steal his motorcycle and money.

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Freestyle Catamarans

Freestyle Catamaran sailboats excursion provide an authentic racing experience

Puerto Plata Police Kill 3; Accounts of Incident Differ

Eyewitnesses say they were killed in cold blood

Exploring the Dominican Republic

For the price of a short flight to the Caribbean the DR delivers travel adventure that some think requires spending big bucks and flying across the world for

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Puerto Plata: the New Coast of Eco-Style and Activity

The Caribbean’s secret is out: Puerto Plata offers affordable luxury in today’s economy