Exploring Outback Cabrera With New Friends From Edmonton Canada

Backroads Tours Around Cabrera With Edmonton Couple

Every one of our free North Coast Discovery Tours is a little different, depending on what our guests choose to see. On a recent tour, we met some wonderful new friends from our hometown of Edmonton, Canada. Their visit was a little longer so we were able to devote a few days to some off-the-beaten-path activities including an afternoon roaming around some of the country backroads through the hillsides surrounding Cabrera.

It has been a few months since I roamed around this area and there are plenty of signs of improved infrastructure coming to the little towns and farming communities in this area. You will see in the videos just a few examples of the improvement projects benefiting this area of the Dominican Republic.

Outback Cabrera Rural Road Scenes

Outback Cabrera Rural Road Scenes

I am not joking when I explain that you would probably never run out of places to explore or things to see if you are the curious type. I have spent years roaming the backroads of this region, and I bet have not even scratched the surface. We even had a little ooops on this trek as we got lost on some of the backroads. But something I want you to notice, there was never a reason to fear or to be apprehensive. The people in these more rural areas are friendly and helpful and interested to see and meet new people that are willing to extend courtesies and friendly smile.

In this Part 1 video we head out into some of the little farming villages and communities to check out the quality of the roads and catch  few views of the surrounding countryside.


While we will probably not do anything crazy like this on your free North Coast Discovery Tour, I do hope we have demonstrate just how safe and peaceful it can be in the rural regions.  Did you see any crazy traffic jams, threatening people or dangers.  No.  And you won’t.  This region is probably safer than many of the communities you are coming from in “first world countries”.

For now it is Barry in the DR headed out for a very special tour with Billy and Akaisha from the Retire Early Lifestyle blog.   I will try to grab a few interesting onsite interviews as we tour the region.

john April 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm

One of the most beautiful areas of the North coast.I always love going on the road from Payita through to Rio San Juan,Stopping in the small towns and seeing the beauty of the small villages,the country folk really sell this place for me.I am going on 5 years living here full time, what a blessing.Regards john

Barry April 20, 2015 at 12:52 am

John I’ve got to show you the new highway going to San Fran. Same quality as the new road to the capitol. You won’t believe the views that are off of this road. I am so happy to see such progress in this country. The people deserve it and it really is the people that make this such a special place. Truly a blessed people that always deal with whatever it is that they have to overcome. THEY ARE STRONG PEOPLE… and they stick together which is a hell of a lot more than I can say about many of the other 100 plus countries that I’ve been in.

Mitchell & Barb April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Hola Barry. We’ve just returned from our 3rd visit to Cabrera. We’ve only been home for 5 weeks and we’re already missing that special place. We are deep in to the process of obtaining our permanent residency with the expert guidance of Maria Abreu as it will be our reality to spend much of our coming years in one of the beautiful spots on earth amongst the most friendly people we’ve ever encountered in our years of travel. We really enjoy your new videos as it’s our constant connection to where our hearts really want to be. Our best to you and Liane and we hope to see you soon. Mitchell & Barb

Barry April 20, 2015 at 12:44 am

Thanks Guys and we all miss you to. Several more new families for you to meet on your next time out here.

Robert and Carol May 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Hi, we’re those two crazy Canucks who kidnapped Barry and twisted his rubber arm to take us up into the back country, hehe. Actually, he asked us what we would like to see and we told him we would like to see the country, not the beaches(can’t get lost on a beach-what fun is that?) I mean, in the Carribean, want to find a beach-drive to the water and turn right or left and voila-beaches!! Don’t need Barry if that’s what you want right? You can see the great time we had that day with Barry. We learned a lot about the country in a very short period of time and absolutely fell in love with the area and the locals. We also met some of the local expats who welcomed us with open arms. This trip had a serious side for us. We had already decided to leave North America and just needed to find a place where we felt comfortable. Hmmmph. First place we go is the DR and darned if we didn’t find that place. The people are wonderful. We’d be driving along and would see someone sitting in the shade alongside of the road with a very serious look on their face. As soon as we said OLA!, the most beautiful smile would break out on their face and you just know if you stop, you would be talking with them for hours.
TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2(don’t know how to do Roman Numerals:-)

Barry May 10, 2015 at 12:28 am

To funny. That was a good day for all.

Juan Munoz May 10, 2015 at 7:08 am

Barry, your new canuck friends are seriously funny. Looking forward with bated breath to part ii or is it eleven? Can’t do roman numerals either. Man, I can’t wait to be there. See you soon. God bless.

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