Category Archives: Dominican Republic

Jarabacoa Travel Guide: 21 Fun Things to Do + Best Restaurants & Accommodation

Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic is located at the foot of the majestic Dominican Alps. An area often overlooked by tourists, most of whom come to the Dominican Republic seeking beach towns or resorts. Thus, the mountain town of Jarabacoa has retained a quaint and underrated beauty, encapsulating an almost spiritual ambience. With its dark…

15 Cool Things to Do in Cabarete, Dominican Republic | A Travel Guide

Cabarete is a favorite place to visit in the Dominican Republic for both tourists and local Dominicans. It’s easy to spend days, months, or even become an expat here due to the warm community vibes and inspiring values for fitness and health in this cozy beach town. In Cabarete, wellness can come naturally with its…

Haiti Travel: How to Spend a Memorable 3 Day Weekend in Haiti from the Dominican Republic

La otra cara de Haití (“the other side of Haiti”) is Atlas Travelers’ motto, the Dominican organization with whom I traveled through northern Haiti for three days from Santo Domingo. Atlas Travelers strives to present another “angle” to Haiti that rarely makes the news: the country’s natural beauty, deep history, and rich culture. They have…

How to Get to Bahia de las Aguilas from Santo Domingo via Public Transportation

Bahia de las Aguilas is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic. Actually, many would further argue it’s one of the best beaches in the world. Renown for its piercing blue crystal clear water and located in a gorgeous desert-like region, Bahia de las Aguilas is well worth the long journey through the…

I Caught the Dreaded Amoeba Parasite in DR: What Happened & How I Treated It

For weeks, I felt extra joint inflammation and random pains around my body. I thought maybe it was the new bed I was sleeping in, an autoimmune flare up, and/or the many things I’d been busy doing for weeks. I’d been moving around the island on very little sleep or rest and thus eating out…

Best Places In the Dominican Republic to Visit Beyond Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic is the most popular travel destination in the Caribbean. Every year, over five million travelers from around the world arrive in the tropical island nation. Thus, tourism is one of the most important sources of revenue for the island nation. However, this revenue is not spread out consistently around. Many tourists are…

A Guide to Moving to & Living in Santo Domingo

living in santo domingo

If you’re thinking about moving to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic but not sure of where to begin, here’s a beginners guide to all the know-how’s and to-do’s of living in this vibrant city! There are tons of different neighborhoods and things to do for anyone looking to enjoy living a few months or…

Visiting the Three Eyes National Park (Los Tres Ojos) in Santo Domingo

The Dominican Republic’s Three Eyes National Park is a nature reserve and open-air limestone cave system with a series of crystal clear lakes known as the “eyes.” Located in the capital, Santo Domingo, just ten minutes by car from the popular Colonial Zone, the park provides a sweet respite from the hustle and bustle of…

10 Reasons to Visit Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic

Monte Cristi is the Dominican Republic’s most northwestern province, bordering Haiti, and about 3 hours’ drive from Puerto Plata or 2 hours from Santiago. It’s uniquely located in a topography that offers clear emerald green beaches, natural swimming pools surrounded by mangroves, vibrant wildlife, uninhabited little islands (keys/cayos), and arid desert-like mountains. This more virginal…

Prejudices Against the Dominican Accent & Anti-Dominican Sentiment

Dominican Accent Identity

Dominicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, coastal Colombians, coastal Panamanians, Argentinians, and Andalusian/Canarian Spaniards generally tend to omit certain syllables and letters in our Spanish accents. For example “Como tu estas?” can easily be said “Como tu ‘ta?” when we speak. We tend to shorten some words and omit certain syllables which make our words flow smoother…