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Dominican Republic / this edition written and researched by Michael Grosberg, Kevin Raub.

By: Grosberg, Michael.
Contributor(s): Raub, Kevin [author.] | Lonely Planet Publications (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet guidebooks: Publisher: Footscray, Victoria ; Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd., 2014Publisher: ©2014Edition: Sixth edition.Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742204420; 1742204422.Other title: Lonely Planet Dominican Republic [Spine title].Subject(s): Dominican Republic -- Guidebooks | Dominican Republic -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Guidebooks.DDC classification: 917.2930455 Summary: Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or dance merengue till the wee hours at a Santiago bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or dance merengue till the wee hours at a Santiago bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Dominican Republic Travel Guide:

Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including cuisine, history, art, architecture, music, dance, sport, politics, landscapes, wildlife Over 28 maps Covers Santo Domingo, Playa Rincon, La Vega, Damajagua, Cabarete, Punta Cana, the Peninsula de Samana, Lago Enriquillo, Pico Duarte and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dominican Republic , our most comprehensive guide to the Dominican Republic, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg and Kevin Raub.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Previous edition: published as Dominican Republic & Haiti by Paul Clammer, Michael Grosberg, Kevin Raub. 2011.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or dance merengue till the wee hours at a Santiago bar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and begin your journey now!

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Plan Your Trip
  • Welcome to the Dominican Republic (p. 4)
  • Dominican Republic Map (p. 6)
  • Dominican Republic's Top 18 (p. 8)
  • Need to Know (p. 18)
  • First Time (p. 20)
  • If You Like... (p. 22)
  • Month by Month (p. 25)
  • Itineraries (p. 28)
  • Eat & Drink Like a Local (p. 34)
  • Dominican Republic Outdoors (p. 37)
  • Regions at a Glance (p. 43)
  • On the Road
  • Santo Domingo (p. 46)
  • Punta Cana & The Southeast (p. 78)
  • East of Santo Domingo (p. 79)
  • Juan Dolio (p. 79)
  • La Romana to Higüey (p. 84)
  • La Romana (p. 84)
  • Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus (p. 88)
  • Higüey (p. 95)
  • Punta Cana to Sabana de la Mar (p. 96)
  • Bávaro & Punta Cana (p. 96)
  • Playa Limón (p. 104)
  • Miches (p. 105)
  • Sabana de la Mar (p. 106)
  • Península De Samaná (p. 108)
  • Eastern Península de Samaná (p. 110)
  • Samaná (p. 110)
  • Las Galeras (p. 115)
  • Western Península de Samaná (p. 119)
  • Las Terrenas (p. 119)
  • Playa Bonita (p. 126)
  • North Coast (p. 127)
  • Puerto Plata (p. 129)
  • Playa Dorada & Costa Dorada (p. 135)
  • Costambar (p. 136)
  • Playa Cofresí (p. 137)
  • Sosúa (p. 137)
  • Cabarete (p. 143)
  • Río San Juan (p. 153)
  • Cabrera (p. 155)
  • West of Puerto Plata (p. 156)
  • Luperón (p. 156)
  • Parque Nacional La Isabela (p. 157)
  • Punta Rusia (p. 157)
  • Monte Cristi (p. 158)
  • Dajabón (p. 160)
  • Central Highlands (p. 161)
  • Santiago (p. 162)
  • San José de las Matas (p. 169)
  • La Vega (p. 169)
  • Jarabacoa (p. 171)
  • Parques Nacionales Bermúdez & Ramírez (p. 177)
  • Constanza (p. 179)
  • East of Santiago (p. 181)
  • San Francisco de Macorís (p. 181)
  • Moca & Around (p. 182)
  • The Southwest & Península De Pedernales (p. 183)
  • West of Santo Domingo (p. 185)
  • Baní (p. 185)
  • Ázua (p. 186)
  • Inland (p. 186)
  • San Juan de la Maguana (p. 186)
  • Comendador del Rey (Elías Piña) (p. 189)
  • Península de Pedernales (p. 190)
  • Barahona (p. 191)
  • South of Barahona (p. 193)
  • Larimar Mine (p. 196)
  • Parque Nacional Jaragua (p. 196)
  • Isla Beata & Alto Velo (p. 197)
  • Pedernales (p. 197)
  • Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco (p. 197)
  • North of Pedernales (p. 199)
  • Lago Enriquillo & Isla Cabritos (p. 199)
  • Jimaní (p. 199)
  • Understand
  • Dominican Republic Today (p. 202)
  • History (p. 204)
  • Music & Dance (p. 215)
  • Baseball: A Dominican Passion (p. 218)
  • Art & Architecture (p. 220)
  • Dominican Landscapes (p. 223)
  • Survival Guide
  • Directory A-Z (p. 228)
  • Transportation (p. 236)
  • Language (p. 242)
  • Index (p. 249)
  • Map Legend (p. 255)