By Fe Liza Bencosme, Clark Norton

ISBN-10: 1588436268

ISBN-13: 9781588436269

All-color advisor, with enormous quantities of pictures and maps. The authors, considered one of whom is a Dominican Republic local, percentage their intimate wisdom of this island kingdom. Virgin shorelines, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's maximum mountain, unique natural world and substantial woodland reserves will trap you right here. And this ebook will exhibit you round. mammoth element at the tradition, the heritage, the ideals of the folks (how they relate to each other and to you) plus the economic climate and politics, so that you might be way over an informal vacationer. Diving, mountaineering, flora and fauna, parks, excursions, getting round, carnivals and celebrations, providers, procuring, all are lined intimately. lodgings run the gamut from luxurious lodges to bare-bones camping out amenities. The authors suggest locations to devour, too, together with roadside shacks promoting neighborhood cuisine. Descriptions of the simplest nightlife in each city, from Sosua to Santo Domingo and the tiny cities in among. Over 20 city and neighborhood maps plus colour all through.

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Adventure Guide: Dominican Republic, 5th Edition (Hunter Travel Guides)

All-color advisor, with 1000s of photographs and maps. The authors, one among whom is a Dominican Republic local, proportion their intimate wisdom of this island state. Virgin shores, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's maximum mountain, unique natural world and substantial wooded area reserves will trap you right here.

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Mammals include wild boars and the endangered solenodons. But the weather can be anything but tropical here: On top of the mountains and even in the high valleys, temperatures sometimes drop below freezing in winter, especially at night, with a thin layer of frost covering the ground in early morning. Average temperatures, though, range from 54° to 70°F (12° to 21°C). PARQUE NACIONAL EL CHOCO Two lagoons, Laguna Cabarete and Laguna Goleta, home to thousands of birds, occupy much of this north coast park that lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cordillera Septentrional mountains just south of Cabarete.

Introduction DR has nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, featuring some 300 miles of white- or golden-sand beaches. The country also has arid deserts, lush rainforests, thick dry forests, and five major mountain ranges separated by a series of fertile valleys and lowlands. There are also several smaller mountain ranges. The country’s d ramatic e le vatio n changes have resulted in at least 20 different climatic zones, with much wider variations in temperature and rainfall than most other parts of the Caribbean (for more detail, see the Climate section).

These two species, found only in the DR, are members of a family that’s endemic to the Caribbean. The narrowbilled tody is bright green with white breast and favors the southwestern mountains. The broad-billed tody lives in the lowlands. Water Birds Around the island’s lakes and lagoons and along the coast (especially the offshore islands, river deltas, and m angrove swamps), you’ll find comm o n b u t p i c tu re s q u e shorebirds such as flamingos, blue herons, great egrets, American frigate birds, brown pelicans, and glossy ibis.

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