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The Tainos Last Stand at Saona Island

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The great Taino indian warrior Cotubanamá defied the Spanish conquistadors and eventually paid the ultimate price. The Spanish tried to wipe both him and his people from history, but they failed; and Cotubanamá’s name will forever be synonymous with Saona island. This is why… The year was 1502 and

Dominican Republic with the most Blue Flag Beaches in Latin America

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The Dominican Republic has the largest number of beaches with prestigious Blue Flag certification in Latin America and the Caribbean with 14 blue flag beach certified properties. Four properties in Punta Cana have the certification: Bahia Principe Bavaro, Barcelo Punta Cana and Iberostar. Barcelo Bavaro in Bavaro beach is

Buggies Excursion

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In all honesty, I was skeptical about the Buggie excursion in Punta Cana. There is just something about whizzing by quiet country homes with a noisy little ‘cage on wheels’ that puts me off. Things didn’t start well either. Myself and another 10 tourists, or so, were dropped off

Dominican Republicʼs Valle Nuevo

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The last strands of light are being squeezed away behind the mountain range in the distance, leaving a faded orange glow in the horizon. I hold my kerosene lamp up to the thermometer alongside the front door of the log cabin. It reads only 50°F. The ribs I’ve been

Moving and Living in the Dominican Republic

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Questions questions questions You know how it is when you move to a new place, you have so many questions you don’t know where to start and you certainly don’t know who to ask. Often times you don’t even know what your questions are… you just know that you