Caribbean Tourism

Dominican Republic

Accommodation - Constanza

AltoCerro, T6960222, F5306193. New and highly thought of. F Mi Cabaña, clean, bath, good, T5392472. Others are La Casa, hotel and restaurant, Sobeyola and Lorenzo, average price in cheaper, basic hotels F.

Accommodation & Places to Eat- Bonao

There are cheap hotels near the market and on the highway are many paradas, posadas and plazas turísticas. The best is Plaza Jacaranda, 3 km north of Bonao, with shops, snackbars, a/c restaurant and B Hotel Jacaranda, T5255097. Also recommended are the two Restaurant Típico de Bonao, one in the town, the other 6 km north on the autopista. The area is...

Accommodation - San Cristóbal

F Las Terrazas, a government-owned hotel in the centre. Is best avoided, nothing works. F Constitución, Av Constitución, T5283309. Central, basic. On the road to Santo Domingo are a couple of small hotels, F La Ruta, with small breakfast, has a helpful owner. Several basic restaurants around Av Constitución. A famous local dish is pasteles en hojas, made...

Accommodation - Barahona

LL-L Amhsa Riviera Beach, Av Enriquillo 56, T5245111, F5245798. Newly-built all-inclusive outside town with own beach. 108 good comfortable rooms, many with balconies, buffet meals, pool and poolside bar. It is possible to negotiate a cheaper, room-only rate, especially out of season. Coral Sea Divers on site, excellent diving at nearby reefs and in the...

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Baní

E Hotel Caribani, Calle Sánchez, T5225281. Hotel Brisas del Sur, T5223548. Cheaper hotels to be found near the market on Máximo Gómez. Disco Sur, on three floors, in the centre. Places to Eat Pizzería Mi Estancia on Padre Billini. Huge pizzas, good value. Imogen Café, Duarte esq Uladislao Guerrero. Fresh food in open air setting. Restaurant Rancho Escondido...

Accommodation - San Pedro de Macorís

B Howard Johnson Hotel Macorix, Calle Gastón F Deligne, T5292100, F5299239. All-inclusive, 170 rooms, pool, tennis, 3 restaurants, executive floor, well-kept gardens. Outside town, on the way to La Romana, 2km down a side road through sugar cane, is Santana Beach, all-inclusive, new in 1999. 400 rooms, 600 more planned, low-rise buildings painted yellow and...

Accommodation - Punta Cana

There is a Club Méditerranée, T5675228, F5652558, PO Box 106, Higüey. 334 rooms, children’s clubs, circus school, 10 tennis courts, pool, windsurfing and lots of other land and watersports. LL-AL Punta Cana Beach Resort, PO Box 1083, T6870752, F6878745. 400 rooms, beautiful beach, good diving, marina, but sparse public transport. The Punta Cana Yacht Club...

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Juan Dolio

At Los Guayacanes C per person Playa Esmeralda, Paseo Vicini, T5263434, F5261744. All-inclusive, thatched stone hotel on nice beach, shallow like Boca Chica and protected by reef, nice gardens, pool, quiet, low key, but beach can get busy at weekends with Dominicans from the capital, diving. C-D Sol-y-Mar, Calle Central 23, T5262514. Includes breakfast,...

Accommodation & Places to Eat - Higüey

If you come during the fiesta all the best places will be fully booked. The cheap places will double their prices. At any other time it is hardly worth staying. C-D Hotel Barceló El Naranjo, T5543400, F5545455, one block from Basilica on road to El Seibo. A/c café, restaurant, disco, conference centre. El Topacio, T5545910. F Brisas del Este and F Casa...

Accommodation – Boca Chica

LL-AL Coral Hamaca Beach Hotel & Casino, T5234611, F5236767, PO Box 2973, Santo Domingo. Vast pink resort hotel, Hamaca Garden with 383 rooms and Hamaca Beach with 240 rooms, all-inclusive. L Boca Chica Resort Beach Club, T5632000, F5635236. All-inclusive, 437 rooms, bright orange and white, memorable. On same road as Sun Set and Hamaca (Calle Duarte at...

Accommodation - Bayahibe

Amhsa Casa del Mar, T2218880, F2218881, Email: amh...@codetel.net.do, west of the village, landmark blue roofs. 568 rooms, all-inclusive, 4 restaurants, watersports, gym, children’s activities, lots of sports. East of Bayahibe are: Club Viva Dominicus, T6865658, F6878583. 500 rooms, all-inclusive, loads of facilities and entertainment, some rooms in...

Accommodation – Santo Domingo

Prices listed are high season rates & do not include taxes, normally 23%. Nicolás de Ovando, Calle las Damas 53, built 1502 overlooking river and what is now the cruise ship terminal. 5-star hotel being renovated by Accor group of France, 50 rooms to be expanded to 180 when whole block restored, wonderful historical landmark, 7 patios, 3 restaurants,...

Accommodation

Hotels are given under the towns in which they are situated. Note that five-star hotels charge an average of US$140, plus 23% tax. In aparthotels, the average price is US$130 for two. In more modest guest houses, a weekly or monthly rate, with discount, can be arranged. It is quite possible to find lodgings for US$10-15 per night away from the main resort...

Tourist Information

Embassies & Consulates Argentina, Máximo Gómez 10, T6822977, F2212206; Belgium, Abraham Lincoln 504, T5621661, F5623383; Bolivia, Federico Geraldino 58, T5658573, F5659839; Brazil, Winston Churchill 32, T5320868, F5320917, Email: brazil@mail.codetel.net.do; Canada, Máximo Gómez 30, T6851136, F6822691, Email: can...@codetel.net.do Chile, Avenida Anacaona...

Communication

Telephone Services Operated by the Compañía Dominicana de Teléfonos (Codetel), a subsidiary of GTE, or Tricom. All local calls and overseas calls and faxes to the Caribbean, European Community, US and Canada may be dialled directly from any Codetel or Tricom office (no collect calls to the UK, but they are available to many other countries). Through Codetel...