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40 Things you Should Never Do when you are in Dominican Republic


10 Things Not to Do in Dominican Republic

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We've already told you about some awesome things to do in the Dominican Republic, but what about the things NOT to do there? To stop you receiving Chiclets from a Colmado, or making off with a Sanky Panky you’ll want to hear our list of 10 things not to do in the Dominican Republic!

1) Don't Forget to Relax
The Dominican Republic has an easy-going rhythm of life accentuated by the sea. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax. So if you have a hectic day-to-day life and you want to hit pause for awhile, you’ve come to the right place. Or you could just soldier on with your daily slog and stay at home. Sure.

2) Don't Trust a Sanky Panky
You'll find them on the beach or at resorts. These hunky, adorable men may look just perfect. But beware! They'll try to conquer your heart, just to get a marriage visa to your native country, marry you, then abandon you. So, be wary of these Sanky Pankys.

3) Don't Expect to Ride Alone
You can always fit one more person into a bus or public taxi. So if you and your 3 friends are happily travelling to your destination in a taxi cab, don’t be surprised if the driver suddenly stops to pick up another person! Sharing a ride is a very normal thing here.

4) Don't Forget About Music
The African and African-Cuban influence is deeply present in the local dance cultrure, with merengue being the dominant beat, typically played by a three-person band. There are festivals throughout the year, and international merengue celebrations that attract music lovers from all over the world.

5) Don't Forget to Bring Change
A colmado is primarily a local convenience store. However, they don't usually have too much change. So if you buy something with a big note, and they don't have enough money to give you your change, they'll try to pay you nine chiclets or anything of a similar price. So unless you want to fill your wallet with chewing gum sweets, bring some loose change!

6) Don't be Precise!
Here, if you say chin once, that means a little bit, but if you say chin-chin then it means a tiny bit. Unless you say un poquito which is kind of a bit. So forget trying to be accurate!

7) Don't Forget to Haggle!
In Dominican Republic, they love bargaining. They expect you to negotiate down to the last cent. But be wise, don't wear expensive jewelry if you want to get a cheap offer, and if you see something you like don’t rush in and try to purchase it straight away. Look round and compare.

8) Don't Forget the Golden Rule!
We don’t get tired of repeating that when travelling, you don’t always know where your food has come from. So always remember these three rules: Cook it, Peel it, or Forget it! And you'll enjoy a trip with no unfortunate mishaps...

9) Don't Forget to Try Alcanfor
While the rest of us might use camphor to keep our clothes moth free, Dominicans go one step further. Alcanfor is a plant that they use for medicinal purposes to treat arthritis, asthma, back-ache, bronchitis, flatulence, headache and many other conditions. Some even pop some in the pot when cooking sweet dishes.

10) Don't Stop Being Cautious
Due to political unrest, unstable economy and high unemployment, there is an important level of crime lurking in the Dominican society. You should take great care with your valuables at all times. Tourists are often conned into various compromising situations.

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In this documentary, I interview a number of Tourists and Expats in the Sosua Cabarete area of the Dominican Republic in regards to what scams they wish to warn others about.

To be a victim of a scam completely sours the visitor's view about his/her vacation in DR or expat life, in an otherwise beautiful country with the culture and many good people. With modern communication, the bad experiences get spread quickly around the planet, something every country should take seriously if they wish to grow a healthy economy.

So by ensuring that all scammers are out-smartened by the visitors, then the money will hopefully stay or go to where it should.

In this video, you'll learn tips about avoiding becoming a scam victim to Dom Rep Immigration, police, beach hustlers, beggars, companions, tour guides to realtors, constructors, lawyers, hospitals, accidents, credit cards, taxi transportation and more...

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10 Awesome Things To Do in the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic can be a gorgeous getaway for travelers of every stripe. Of course, as with any foreign travel, it’s important to do your homework before you get on the plane. Here’s how to make the most of it.

1. Check Out Historical Santo Domingo
You should think about taking a day to explore Santo Domingo, the oldest city in the Americas. Several day-long tours will take you to all the most exciting sites in this historical city. There’s plenty to experience in Santo Domingo.

2. Don’t Drink the Water
Play it safe. The drinking water in the Dominican Republic is mostly unclean, so you should avoid drinking any water that doesn’t come directly from a sealed bottle. Stay hydrated, but spring for the bottled stuff.

3. Take it Easy on the Coconut
If you want to avoid hugging the toilet for one of your days, you might want to take it easy on the coconut-themed drinks. While delicious, coconuts also act as a laxative. Exercise a little bit of caution.

4. Visit Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve
Several hotels in the area offer free access to the reserve, which means you can enjoy some of the most pristine natural offerings the Dominican Republic has to offer.

5. Stroll Through the National Botanical Garden
It’s easy to lose yourself among this gorgeously curated selection of greenery that’s filled with carefully chosen plants and birds. Learn about the botany of the Dominican Republic, even as you enjoy the aesthetic beauty that abounds.

6. Visit the Alcazar de Colon at Night
This imposing Spanish castle was built by the son of Christopher Columbus in 1510. It’s especially breathtaking at night. And thanks to the abundance of se-curity personnel around the palace, you don’t need to be concerned about safety when the sun goes down.

7. Take a Dip at Hoyo Azul
This Punta Cana destination will surprise you at every turn. Hoyo Azul is a la-goon plopped at the bottom of a 65-meter-high cliff. Swimming is open to visi-tors, so be sure to spend a little time dipping your toe in Hoyo Azul’s turquois water.

8. Take a Tour With Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures
Whether you check out a sunset or you merely hit the water for a maritime ex-cursion, this company is renowned for its service from tourists of all shapes and sizes. Whether you take a larger 20-person trip or you opt for something semi-private, you won’t be disappointed.

9. Think Twice About Water Sports
The Dominican Republic doesn’t have the same exacting standards of safety as the United States. So travel insurance is never a wrong decision. You can still find some great options in the DR to get your watersports fix, just make sure to double check before you sign up.

10. Go to the Hard Rock Casino
You can get a respite from the sun at the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana. The 45,000-square-foot casino is a little slice of Vegas smack dab in the middle of paradise. The staff is friendly, the tables are immaculate, and there’s plenty of fun to be had. There’s no Hard Rock Cafe, though …

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