10 Unexpected Excursions in the Dominican Republic
It's tempting to curl up at an all-inclusive resort and sun the days away. It's also well worth your time to venture a bit (or a lot) further afield.
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Safari at Sea
The Best Seat on the Beach
Take a Dive
A World of Worlds
If the expat itch seizes you, make your way to Las Terrenas, a town on the Samana Peninsula where conversations in Spanish are peppered with French, Italian, German, English...you get the idea. Globetrotters have been settling there since the '70s, and the now-locals welcome guests (and potential neighbors) with open arms. In the hills above the beach, Villa Pina's proprietors, Sylvie Normandeau and Francois Charuau, pronounce their visitors "roommates" and urge them on an ATV tour along the Coffee Trail (a wild ride through local agricultural terrain) and past the multilingual beaches and bars downtown (where scooters and quads just might outnumber cars).