The Rough Guide to the Dominican Republic 4 (Rough Guide by Sean Harvey, Rough Guides

By Sean Harvey, Rough Guides

The tough advisor to The Dominican Republic explores each nook of the Caribbean’s preferred vacation spot, from the most important hotel parts to secluded hideaways within the undeveloped hinterlands. The consultant is totally up-dated with new color sections highlighting event activities – from kite-boarding to climbing – and Dominican tune – fast paced, irresistibly danceable, and omnipresent around the nation. the colourful capital Santo Domingo is roofed in-depth with designated history info on its ancient forts and church buildings, and the Zona Colonial in addition to the simplest in Dominican museums, eating places, and nightlife. in addition to dozens of eating place and lodging reports, the advisor contains distinct assurance of the country’s historical past, flora and fauna, shorelines and outside actions, in addition to all of the crucial info you wish for the journey of a life-time. utilize some time with The tough advisor to The Dominican Republic.

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July 24–26 Santiago Apostol Celebrating Santiago, the warrior patron saint of the Christian armies that conquered Moorish Spain. A large civic festival in Santiago with a lot of requisite partying around the monument. August 14 Festival of the Bulls Higüey’s fiesta patronal, featuring cowboys on horseback, large herds of cattle, and women carrying an icon of the Virgin on their shoulders and singing traditional rosarios. August 16 Restoration Day y Nationwide celebration of independence from Spain, with large parties in Santiago around the Monument and around Plaza España in Santo Domingo.

Be forewarned, though, that if you can’t keep up with their pace, they’ll have no qualms about leaving you behind; if you’re interested, ask first at Iguana Mama for a personal reference. The best mountain hiking can be found along the five separate trails that lead from disparate parts of the Cordillera Central to Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean. Hikes range from three to six days in length. The even more adventurous will instead want to take the rugged two-day trail from the Haitian border to Nalga del Maco, an enormous system of caverns that’s the most revered religious site in the country for devotees of Vodú.

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