This thatch-roofed lodge offers spectacular ocean views of the Puerto Plata coastline from its mountaintop location on the Ruta Panoramica. Tubagua is rated #1 in Trip Advisor’s recommendations for alternative lodging
What to expect on a visit to these shores
A video introduction to the Dominican Republic… dorky lyrics but great imagery
The village of Sosua was founded by Jewish refugees from Hitler’s scourge
You had planned to stay a week or two, but you lose the urge for going. Your boat throws down roots like a mangrove… it happens all the time in Luperon’s harbor…
Conveniently located in the heart of town these condos are just steps from all the action yet quietly situated on a private cul de sac
This stately villa is conveniently located in a gated community midway between Sosua and Cabarete
How the rich live every day—you can rent it for a week. A correspondent recounts her experiences staying at the posh Villa Castellamonte in Cabrera near Playa Grande
Humpback whales wow visitors in Samana. Each winter The Dominican Republic plays host to a huge number of North Atlantic humpback whales that spend January to March mating and calving in the wide, sheltered Samana Bay. Whalewatching pioneer Kim Beddall runs daily boat trips
Spectacular views: this mountain pass takes you through sugar and coffee plantations and up into amber mine country. Photo: Kieren Barry
At Ocean World, you swim with the dolphins, and the sea lions — and the sharks!
Find lots of interesting information in the official guide
After a year of legwork we discovered an ideal combination of quality, price and consistency from a small, Cuban family-run factory hidden away in the Cibao Valley
You’d be surprised how much vacation you can squeeze out of a four-day getaway. Behold New York city designer Cynthia Rowley and her family, who spend a long weekend in the Dominican Republic hopscotching nonstop from surfing to horseback riding to swinging Tarzan-style through the jungle. And that’s just between breakfast and lunch.
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Post card collection depicts the hands of people at work rolling fine cigars in the Dominican Republic. Photographed by Owen Franken in 2007 at Luis Cuevas factory, a duotone treatment of these recent pictures emphasizes how this caring, handmade process is a tradition that has gone unchanged since its very beginnings.
Saturday October 24 Patricia Pereyra performs at On the Waterfront , Sosua’s premier oceanfront restaurant. Click for address and map
Interactive regional map from Google shows Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete and more
La Roca Restaurant is set in what was Sosua’s first general store
Enjoy an unforgettable evening out… starting with dinner at Ocean World’s Poseidon Restaurant, front row seats at Bravissimo, and some fun at the Ocean World Casino Lighthouse Disco
Cabarete may be hip, young and funky, but nobody said you have to rough it