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      Wooden houses

      Puerto Plata Nov 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

      I was on a tour of the city of Puerto Plata and the guide (named Jesus) spoke English but with an accent. He said something that I didn't quite understand. It was something to the effect that if you didn't use wood for your house that you had to pay two fees, one to the governor. I have not been able to find anything about this on the internet. I asked the guy who runs the tour agency and his response was

      "I told to Jesus about your restlessness. I am sendimg you a Link where you can see some of our vitoriana Houses, and can read a little bit of the history, but you have to translate to english."

      I looked at this website and translated some of it, but it appears to be mostly an argument about whether they should call the wooden houses with the gingerbread trim 'Victorian' or some other term - because apparently Victorian is a bourgeois European type architecture.

      Can anyone think of what the guide was trying to say or the basic story behind it?

    • Beaches and Dive Operators

      by Randie. Online Now Jan 10, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Hi! Can you recommend beaches within a 20 minute bus ride or drive that do not tend to be super crowded? Additionally, any Dive Operators in particular that you would recommend?
      Thank you very much!

      1 Answer Mar 17, 2015 at 6:17 AM
    • Bayahibe first visit to Caribbean

      by Eileen1964 Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      I'm from the uk we have never been anywhere apart from Spain, lots of questions do you tip need jabs is it safe etc. we have booked for nov 15.

      2 Answers Dec 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM
    • arriving by cruise ship to La Romana

      by lak200 Online Now Nov 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      what is the best way to see the area and not get caught in a tourist trap? want to do local shopping and try fresh seafood

      2 Answers Dec 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM
    • Small boat rental in Bayahibe

      by Mneal4863 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Is it possible to rent small boats (i.e. hobbie cat, lasers, kayaks) in Bayahibe? What about going to Saona on our own in a small boat?

      1 Answer Dec 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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      Private company snorkel trips

      by Foundryman1 Online Now Mar 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM

      I'd like to see what my options are as compared to the trips the resort will want to sell me.Any advice-C

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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      Going to Oasis Canoa (Formerly Hilton) in September

      by Mrod1026 Online Now Jul 23, 2007 at 5:45 PM

      My best friend and I are going to stay at the Oasis Canoa in September. We plan to fly into Santo Domingo, spend one night and day visiting the city and then go to the Oasis Canoa. How is the road? Should we drive or rent a taxi? Also, once at the Canoa, what are the best day trips we can do? We are into snorkeling, hiking, and visiting towns, etc. Should we change dollars into pesos? What is the best rate? Any advice will be appreciated!

      4 Answers Jul 28, 2009 at 9:11 AM
    • swimming with dolphins

      by kafeteria Online Now Feb 28, 2007 at 9:38 AM

      can i swim with dolphins in Bayahibe? if not - where is the nearest place to do it?

    • spiders

      by bigbrat Online Now Feb 23, 2007 at 12:05 PM

      We are booked to stay in the Haciendus Dominicus in Bayahibe in July. I am petrified of spiders especially large ones, do many turn up in the hotels and whats the best way to avoid them? Read Scubacats review about a trip out and there being loads of tarantulas, please can someone if this is what happens when you go inland

    • windsurfing

      by rsauder Online Now Feb 7, 2007 at 7:20 PM

      What is the windsurfing like at Casa del Mar? Is the equipment reasonably modern? Is it possible to use the equipment every day? Thanks.

    • catholic mass in Bayahibe

      by ancient.mariner Online Now Nov 13, 2006 at 6:36 AM

      My future husband & I will be visiting Dominican Rep. on December, and will be lodged in Bayahibe. We are wondering if we will be able to find a catholic mass on Sunday - where and when.If there is no mass right there in Bayahibe, can anyone please tell me where I can find one?
      thank you all very much

    • Bayahibe charm? with big hotels?

      by patkat Online Now Jan 26, 2006 at 3:51 PM

      Is Bayahibe still great? as it was? and how about the local dancing? and which hotel is the best now that there are a few-

      1 Answer Feb 3, 2006 at 9:37 PM
    • How far to Altos de Chavon?

      by BritBride Online Now Sep 27, 2005 at 1:06 PM

      Hi there
      I'd like to get married at the Hacienda Iberostar Dominicus in bayahibe but we got engaged at Altos de Chavon and would love to go there (in full wedding outfits!) for some great photos after the wedding service.
      How far away is it and how would you recommend 15 - 20 people get there?


      1 Answer Jan 26, 2006 at 3:49 PM
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      Distance from Santo Domingo

      by thepumbas Online Now Jan 12, 2005 at 12:51 PM

      I am flying into Santo Domingo, and staying at the Dominicus Palace. How long is the ride from airport to resort? I know it is about 140km, but I don't know how the roads are. Please advise. Tom

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2005 at 8:59 AM
    • Coral Canoa by Hilton?

      by matata5 Online Now Oct 5, 2004 at 7:54 PM

      My wife & I will be visiting Dominican Rep. for the first time next month staying at the Coral Canoa. Can anyone that has stayed at the resort give us some information and your impression? What are some things that stand out from your visit as must dos? We are flying into Punta Cana and need to travel to Bayahibe by Taxi or bus. Can anyone recommend a company that can get us there?

      3 Answers May 6, 2005 at 1:24 PM
    • Accomodation in Bayahibe

      by guygadbois Online Now Oct 4, 2004 at 5:44 PM

      Hi, can anyone recommend a budget hotel or guest house in bayahibe or nearby? thanks

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      Viva Dominicus Palace Resort

      by Markos_Mary Online Now Jun 26, 2003 at 6:23 AM

      Does anyoneknows if Viva Dominicus Palace Resort worth it? Thanks in advance fellow travellers!

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2005 at 5:17 AM