I follow well over a hundred travel blogs and when researching my trip to the Dominican Republic was shocked to find how little information there is on this magnificent destination. Even the last Lonely Planet was three years old (although they did publish a new version a month before my trip). Lucky for me, I did not have to rely on the research of others as I was also visiting a good Dominican friend born and raised on the island and now living there again. This itinerary reflects his recommendations on how to spend a week in the Dominican Republic. More details about each stop in the coming weeks.
Day 1: Fly into Santo Domingo
Day 2 and 3: Santo Domingo
Day 4: Outskirts of Santiago
Day 5: Northwest Dominican Republic with a home base in or near Puerto Plata or Cabarete
Day 6: Continue to drive along the North coast and stopping in Samana
Day 7: Explore Samana and Las Terrenas and return to Santo Domingo
Stay tuned for more details and information!