Travel

If you go to the Dominican Republic . . .

If you go . . .

Where to stay

Hostal Doña Chava

Calle Segunda No. 5

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Pedernales

809-524-0332

www.donachava.com

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

Casa Bonita

Km. 17 Carretera de la Costa

Bahoruco

www.casabonitadr.com

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800-961-5133

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

Where to eat

D’Olio Mendez

Calle Antonio Duverge No. 9

Pedernales

809-524-0416

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

Siembras de Mi Tierra

Route 44

La Cienega, Barahona

829-560-3560

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
passengers).

Mercado Fronterizo

Carretera a Anses-à-Pitres

Pedernales

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

Cachote

EcoTour Barahona

809-243-1190

www.ecotour-repdom.com

$65 (six-person minimum)

Larimar mines

EcoTour Barahona

809-243-1190

www.ecotour-repdom.com

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

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