Samana Peninsula

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  • Samana, Dominican Republic, From 8am to 4:30pm Was Enough

    May 10, 2013 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly laid back locals at times.
    Cons: Exterme poverty.

    Summary: We tendered into Samana, the largest city on the Samana peninsular and last port on our 14 day Holiday cruise on, January 3, 2013.   The peninsula is located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic.  The lush and tropical palm ... read more

  • Casa Del Mar La Romana - Not a 4 star resort

    Dec 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beach, price, snorkeling, close to airport
    Cons: food variety and quality, service

    Summary: December 2002 Casa Del Mar – Is definitely not a 4 star resort. I’ve read all the reviews on Debbies DR (excellent site) and and had positive expectations of the place. I knew it would be no Iberostar but at the end I ... read more

  • The Mating Times: Tourists' And Whales' Natural, Libidinous Endeavors!

    Jun 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous peninsula; Great diversity despite ill treatment of Haitian Migrants
    Cons: Minority groups treatment; cock fighting

    Summary: The Amerindians whom we have learned to admire for their resistance were also named Taino. They could be found in Borinquen (Today's Puerto Rico), Haiti (Indian name: Bohio )or the whole island known as Hispanola and other surrounding islands. They ... read more

  • Fantastic Resort

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beauty, space, staff, diversity of other guests
    Cons: onsite nightclub not so great/ no watersports on the weekend

    Summary: My friend and I spent a glorious week near Puerto Plata at the Playa Dorado Caribbean Village Club on the Green. One good feature of the resort was its proximity to other commercial establishments(discos, restaurants, movie cinemas, shopping plaza.) It ... read more

  • Heaven

    Dec 2, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly people
    Cons: Poverty

    Summary: I went to the Dominican Republic Christmas week. My wife and I (50's) flew into Puerta Plata. After a few days in Sosua we rented a car and drove to Samana and Las Galeras. About the rental car. When we went to rent a car we ... read more

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