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If you go to the Dominican Republic . . .

If you go . . .

Where to stay

Hostal Doña Chava

Calle Segunda No. 5

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Budget lodging with charm, $19-$23 a night.

Casa Bonita

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Km. 17 Carretera de la Costa



The southwest’s only luxe inn, from $204 a night.

Where to eat

D’Olio Mendez

Calle Antonio Duverge No. 9



This small hotel has one of the few sit-down restaurants, $3.50-$12.

Siembras de Mi Tierra

Route 44

La Cienega, Barahona


Call ahead for Dominican family fare prepared by women from the La Cienega community.

What to do

Bahía de las Águilas

Las Cuevas, Pedernales

Spend the day on this beautiful undeveloped beach. Admission $1.50; optional boat transfer $45 (can be split among six

Mercado Fronterizo

Carretera a Anses-à-Pitres


Meet and bargain with Haitian market women for produce. No passport needed to enter Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti. Mon and Fri, free.


EcoTour Barahona


$65 (six-person minimum)

Larimar mines

EcoTour Barahona


Tour the mines and buy stones for less than half the shop price. $65 (6-person minimum)

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