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The authors - one among whom is a Dominican Republic local - proportion intimate wisdom of this island state. Virgin shorelines, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's optimum mountain, unique flora and fauna and colossal woodland reserves will trap you the following. And this publication will convey you round. vast aspect at the tradition, the heritage, the ideals of the folks (how they relate to each other and to you) plus the economic system and politics - so that you could be way over an off-the-cuff vacationer. Diving, mountain climbing, flora and fauna, parks, excursions, getting round, carnivals and celebrations, providers, purchasing - all are lined intimately. lodgings run the gamut from luxurious motels to bare-bones tenting amenities. The authors suggest areas to consume, too ? together with roadside shacks promoting neighborhood cuisine. Descriptions of the easiest nightlife in each city, from Sosua to Santo Domingo and the tiny cities in among. Over 20 city and nearby maps plus colour images.
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In the low-lying deserts and valleys in the western parts of the country, daytime temperatures can reach more than 100°F (38 to 40°C). The mountainous interior, by contrast, is often considerably cooler, with highs averaging about 75°F (24°C); the average temperature in the Cordillera Central resort town of Constanza is 61°F (16°C). On the highest mountain peaks, such as Pico Duarte, below-freezing temperatures are not uncommon, especially at night. Frosts and even snow sometimes appear. n Seasonal Variations There are only minor temperature variations by season, which can be divided roughly into “summer” and “winter” (though by typical North American standards, the DR is mostly endless summer, with perhaps some spring tossed in).
The mostly tame iguanas often approach visitors in hopes of being fed. Guided boat tours leave several times a day, the only way to visit the island. See page 309, The Southwest & Along the Haitian Border, for details. Parque Nacional Jaragua South of Lake Enriquillo, at the tip of the Pedernales Peninsula in the far southwestern part of the country, lies the massive Parque Nacional Jaragua. Stretching over 600 square miles (1,554 square kilometers), this hot, arid, thorn-forest and cactus-filled region is mostly inaccessible.
Over the course of the past 20 years it’s become a veritable underwater museum of sea life, easily accessible to divers in the shallow waters. ) A coral reef with tropical fish is a big draw for snorkelers. For details, see page 138, The Caribbean Coast. Minor National Parks Parque Nacional Cabo Frances Viejo This small north coast park consists of a lighthouse perched atop a majestic cliff that overlooks breathtaking coastline on the tip of a headland about halfway between Sosúa and Samaná. Parque Nacional Nalga de Maco Located in a remote cloud forest in the Cordillera Central near the Haitian border, this hard-to-find park contains a number of caves displaying Taino petroglyphs.