I hear some of the most amazing myths about the Dominican Republic from visitors that have previously only seen the DR from within an All Inclusive Resort. Crazy myths like these:
- The roads are full of pot holes, big enough to swallow a whole volkswagon
- It is unsafe outside the walls of the all-inclusive resort
- The people outside the resorts are starving and desparate
- The crime against tourists is out of control
- The roads are unsafe and you would be crazy to drive on the roads yourself
- Why go outside the resort, the whole island looks the same anyway
I mean really folks, if you believe this crap you simply have not ventured out to see the real world of the Dominican Republic. I thought, what better way to give you a feel for what it is like outside the resort than to take you along with me on a little road trip from Cabrera over to Las Terrenas on the Samana Peninsula.
What better way to see with your own eyes what the roads and terrain are like. You can see for yourself how harried it is to ride on the roads on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. You will also see that the north coast is far from what you might see on the southern coast of the island. Believe me, the topography of this island is widely varied, from sea level white sand beaches all the way up to the highest peaks in the Carribean, all within easy driving distance of each other.
It turned out that this little road trip was on an overcast day, and it even rained on me as I was headed back to Cabrera. So, admittedly the scenery is a little limited on these videos, but the content is pretty helpful if you want to learn more about the north coast and the Dominican Republic.
In this series of three videos, we drive and I talk. This is sort of a non-stop running dialog about all sorts of things you will see on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. You will see with your own eyes the quality of the roads, the traffic I incurred and just a few of the sights along the way. On this trip over to Las Terrenas we pass by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and most of them are practically deserted just waiting for you to discover them.
So encourage you… please bust out of those artificial walls of the all inclusive resorts and go explore the real Dominican Republic. Go discover deserted beaches, quaint little villages and a place you really would want to live, without the tourist hustle and bustle. Discover the north coast where real estate overlooking the ocean can still be affordable and the people are welcoming and friendly.
Watch for Part Two. For now, it’s Barry in DR.