In 2000 the PRD's Hipólito Mejía won the election. This was a time of economic troubles. Mejía was defeated in his re-election effort in 2004. Leonel Fernández of the PLD was elected president. He was re-elected in 2008. Fernández and the PLD are credited with initiatives that have moved the country forward technologically, such as the construction of the Metro Railway ("El Metro"). On the other hand, his administrations have been accused of corruption. Danilo Medina of the PLD was elected president in 2012. He campaigned on a platform of investing more in social programs and education and ...

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Ocean World Adventure Park, Marina and Casino

"Okay experience"
Oct 3, 2016 by suz
The dolphin and sea lion shows were great - Some of the parrots looked ill, and there are no tigers. Read More
"Only go if your'e doing a swim"
Oct 4, 2016 by cathomas28
My partner and I (in our early 20's) visited here September 2016 through TUI at our hotel. We booked to do the Royal Dolphin Swim and the Swim with Sharks. The royal dolphin swim was an hour with the... Read More
"great day out"
Oct 2, 2016 by Colin W
stayed at the riu bachata which was nearbye.best way to go there is by taxi and pay at park as it is cheaper than going with thomsons trips .had e fantastic time there but didnt swim with the... Read More
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Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls)

"An absolute must see!!!"
Oct 1, 2016 by Danny D
I just competed this excursion WITHOUT A TOUR COMPANY and it was one of the best things I have seen and done in the Dominican Republic after living here for years and visiting countless times. They... Read More
"DO NOT PASS THIS UP!"
Oct 3, 2016 by Stephanie N
Worth every second! You will not be able to stop talking about this! Truly an experience of a life time. Read More
"Such a good day "
Oct 3, 2016 by Lucy B
I went here on the mega adventure day while I was on holiday , it was one of the best days I have ever had, the waterfalls were so much fun to climb, jump and slide on. If you are looking at booking... Read More
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Teleferico Puerto Plata Cable Car

"Great views"
Oct 1, 2016 by Denise P
We visited the cable car as part of the City Tour, well worth a visit. Merengue music played as you wait to board the cable cars, fantastic views of Puerto Plata... Read More
"wow great views"
Oct 1, 2016 by harpo110
Took the cable car trip up the mountain and the views were incredible, cansee for miles during the trip up over the jungle, at the top we were greeted by music and traditional dancers. Quick photo... Read More
"What a view"
Oct 2, 2016 by DazFerguson
One word to describe this Spectacular!!!! Ride was smooth and effortless views from the cable car were amazing Read More
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Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)

"Paradise Island (Cayo Paraiso)"
Oct 8, 2016 by Trudy S
What a fantastic trip, so glad we done this. Picked up by coach from our hotel, after breakfast, went to another hotel was offered a light breakfast there, and then went on a speed boat to the... Read More
"great snorkeling"
Oct 1, 2016 by harpo110
Incredible trip started with breakfast then a speedboat trip to the island, which is small with a few huts on, drinks are provided as well as snorkeling gear. Im not a strong swimmer but as there is... Read More
"A little bit of Paradise"
Oct 4, 2016 by cathomas28
My boyfriend and I (early 20's) visited here in Sept 2016 through TUI at our hotel. We booked the VIP paradise cruise. This was an early start, but that didn't bother us. We firstly picked up another... Read More
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Sosua Beach

"Great Beach!"
Oct 7, 2016 by Michael S
When I visited the beach was not crowded, so it was great for me. Though there were vendors walking around which was kind of annoying, but a "no thank you" worked. I can't imagine how many vendors... Read More
"Cool little beach "
Oct 7, 2016 by blksalior
Alot of beach bars..... great view.... everybody hangs here during the day time... great food...... and beautiful woman are everywhere that really like you lol......or your money lol..... it's... Read More
"My favorite beach, and I traveled the country"
Oct 3, 2016 by hperez91409
I loved this beach the food and drinks are amazing, especially the daquiries and fried fish with tostones. The shops are great and the glass bottom boat ride was really cool and they worked with us... Read More
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Gordito's Fresh Mex

"Very good food."
Sep 30, 2016 by secretgardenvan
Very good food in this friendly little restaurant at the end of the town. The fish tacos are really wonderful. Good service and a good menu offering plenty of choices. Read More
"Best Fish Tacos!!!"
Sep 29, 2016 by Justin S
Consistently great food and everyone is always super friendly. I've tried several things from the menu, always with at least 1 fish taco on the side of course :) and have never been disappointed... Read More
"Good food"
Oct 6, 2016 by piagui77
Efficient ,cozy and good food. On the main road so lots of noise . But a must eat taco. They have great specials and affordable ! Read More
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Amber Museum

"Amber Museum"
Oct 1, 2016 by Denise P
We visited the Amber museum as part of Hola Tours City tour. Very interesting, the manager of the museum was very knowledgeable and entertaining, only a short visit, but worth the stop. Read More
"informative"
Oct 8, 2016 by Trudy S
Again this visit was done on the same shopping trip as the fort and Christ the Redeemer, I didn't know real Amber floats. Beautiful jewelry and friendly staff Read More
"Worth seeing"
Oct 9, 2016 by 76wp
There was the biggest amber I have ever seen! Also, they have all types of ambers of different sizes and colors! Read More
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La Casita De Papi

"Great food at the beach"
Sep 8, 2016 by Salvador H
It was recommended by a restaurateur friend of mine and he was right. Great food, great service and great prices. We were a party of four and everything we ordered was extraordinary. Papi's special... Read More
"Do not miss this fantastic restaurant"
Sep 23, 2016 by HALLSTERS
This is how dining should be! First, the service. The staff was perfectly attentive. They make sure your dining experience is special. The menu was explained thoroughly, the courses were... Read More
"My favorite in Cabarete"
Sep 22, 2016 by Laury R
This restaurant is one of my favorites in Cabarete. You have to make sure to get there early because is always full, and you might not find a table soon. The seafood is amazing and very fresh which I... Read More
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Fort San Felipe

"Very nice"
Oct 6, 2016 by alison b
Very nice walk around looking over the ocean. There's not a lot there great place for the kids to run around. Read More
"long day"
Oct 8, 2016 by Trudy S
This was part of a full day trip, the Fort was the last part of the trip, when we got there we were told if we wanted to go in it was an additional $3 each. We did not go inside. Read More
"Entertaining"
Oct 7, 2016 by Rhonda C
This tour was for the history books .Before the tour you were giving a headset to listen to the history of this fort.The fort has been very well perserved.At the top of the fort, you have a view... Read More
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Mojito Bar

"Best Mojitos in the world! "
Oct 4, 2016 by
Best price and quality! The mojito was freshly made. The lunch offer was the best in cabarete. You get a weekly sandwich offer, including a fresh juice or a ... Mojito!!! Read More
"One of my favourites!"
Sep 30, 2016 by secretgardenvan
I love their frozen lime diaguiris. I go there almost every night when I'm in Cabarete and am never disappointed. Very friendly service and the usual prices including happy hours. Read More
"Great"
Sep 22, 2016 by Gerhamian77
Went for happy hour and spent nothing on a good drunk. service was great and location is awesome. Good food Read More
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Morua Mai Restaurant

"The best in sosua"
Sep 19, 2016 by fausto130681
I've been there a lot and never get tired of the excellent food and service!...please try the lasagna...the best i've had in my life!....#1 Read More
"Excellent dining in the Dominican Republic "
Sep 30, 2016 by jimbo9381
This was truly an awesome restaurant. It was clean and inviting, the service was top notch. And the food was very tasty . The owners do an outstanding job. When visiting please make this a must on... Read More
"My go to spot"
Sep 27, 2016 by Scorpio_travels
The owner is always there to greet me when I visit. The plus, they accept every type of plastic including American Express. I have been, for breakfast, dinner and lunch. I have never been... Read More
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Bliss Restaurant Lounge Bar Pool

"Wonderful food, service and atmosphere"
Sep 3, 2016 by Carolyn G
Easily my favorite restaurant in Cabarete. Everything from the peaceful yet chic atmosphere to the service to the food was fantastic. The homemade pastas melted in your mouth and were some of the... Read More
"Very expensive for what you get."
Sep 30, 2016 by secretgardenvan
The ambiance is ok but I found it very expensive. There were hardly any other customers when I went there and yet the service was abysmal. Small portions, high prices, not worth it for me. Read More
"WOW! One word says it all."
Sep 23, 2016 by HALLSTERS
This restaurant is an absolute gem. The atmosphere is so unique. The menu is difficult - only because everything sounds so delicious and it was hard to choose! All of our meals were very, very... Read More
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Kahuna Restaurant and Bar

"Great bar Good music "
Aug 27, 2016 by Brian G
Really great bar with really good service. There's a pretty good drink selection as well. Good for groups too Read More
"Love this place!"
Sep 30, 2016 by secretgardenvan
Always walk over to Kahuna's when I'm in town. Very good frozen lemon margaritas, friendly service, Very nice to sit outside on the sand in their comfortable furniture. Can get a bit hectic late at... Read More
"Best place to eat in Cabarete"
Oct 1, 2016 by Jean Krasowski
Travel to Cabarete twice per year and always make a point of stopping off at Kahuna's. The staff are very friendly and very accommodating. Owned and operated by a Canadian gentleman whom introduced... Read More
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Jose O'Shay's

"Could have been better"
Sep 13, 2016 by Asimplelife47
Maybe it was just an off day... Everything was just fair wasn't impressed. Staff was just there if you know what I mean. Read More
"Family"
Sep 18, 2016 by Sandyarrobas
My husband and I loved the great drinks and food. Love the location. I. The best beach. We have told our friends to come here. We will be back for Christmas. Read More
"Great People Bar"
Sep 15, 2016 by Pclarkey
I have only eaten here once, I had the bluecheese burger which was prob the best flavoured burger I have eaten in cabarete to date. My wife had the Nachos, with chicken cheese ect, they were more of... Read More
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Cabarete Coffee Company

"Might be a great place"
Jul 5, 2016 by Arankaglenn
I first stopped by at this place on a Saturday and found it was closed and had been closed for over a week according to some local people. I called back 2 weeks later and went on a Sunday that they... Read More
"Killer Coffee!"
Jun 1, 2016 by Jere S
Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee to Die For along with good breakfast & lunch items between Cabarete & Kite Beach. Read More
"Breakfast for wedding guests"
Jun 1, 2016 by Emmalish
We used Cabarete Coffee Company to cater breakfast for two mornings for our wedding guests, who were staying right up the road at the Cabarete Beach Houses at Nanny estates. My husband and I were... Read More
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Restaurant Casa Veintiuno

"Excellent Cuisine"
Oct 1, 2016 by RobLefebvre
Restaurant Casa Veintiuno is a charming and intimate place to enjoy fresh local cuisine with a European flair. The lovely owners Saskia and Marc offer gracious service and delicious food in the... Read More
"Excellent"
Sep 5, 2016 by dottorsocrates
The best restaurant in Sosua. Been here with some local friends. Excellent food. Nice location. Great service. A bit pricey but if you are in Sosua you should pay a visit to this place Read More
"Excellent Food, Fantastic Atmosphere!"
Sep 18, 2016 by Scott A
We visit Sosua a couple times per year for medical missions. We always eat at Casa Veintiuno on our last night. Saskia, the owner, is very welcoming. Sitting out by the pool, with wonderful music... Read More
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Le Papillon

"Birthday celebration "
Sep 27, 2016 by Paxo99
We are staying all inclusive at a riu hotel in Puerto plata and after talking to friends we decided to venture off of the complex for my wife's birthday. We arrived early to be greeted warmly by the... Read More
"birthday celebrations "
Sep 27, 2016 by Mobydick66
i went here for my 50th birthday with my husband and friends on the advice of trip advisor and what a meal we had. I had the mignon.the table was all decorated and a lovely bunch of flowers was... Read More
"To die for"
Sep 22, 2016 by christina w
This is out of this world. The food is lush. You are served by Thomas. Thomas cooks works the bar and serves the food. This restaurant is one of the best I have been to. Food is cooked fresh each... Read More
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Malecon Puerto Plata

"Beautiful oldhomes"
Sep 19, 2016 by Finallyfree
If in the area take a few minutes and stroll around looking at these gingerbread homes. They were all beautifully refurbished and nicely located for easy picture taking Read More
"unusual"
Oct 8, 2016 by Trudy S
Unusual as its in the middle of more modern buildings, passed this during the same trip as the fort, its a beautiful looking property from the outside we did not go inside. Read More
"Great in the day"
Oct 10, 2016 by TerminalTourist1966
Great place to go hangout through the day and enjoy a cold drink. The ocean is beautiful. The amount of garbage just laying around is extremely unappealing though. Read More
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Castillo Mundo King

"Crazy, weird...amazing"
Aug 13, 2016 by Yahila D
Super interesting art museum. Must see. The art pieces are very complex and really get you thinking. Read More
"Unexpected"
Aug 27, 2016 by Bernard G
Up from the main road emerges the Castillo ... You come with some idea based on the pictures posted and yet it catches your amazement . We got there early in the morning and where let in and led... Read More
"A must see gem! "
Jul 17, 2016 by Anton R
Visiting Rolf Schulz arts collection is a unique experience which will keep you surprised with every single step you'll make! The owner and artist is still living in his home that is transformed... Read More
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Catedral San Felipe

"Church"
Oct 7, 2016 by AnitaWood
Not sure you can call this a Cathedral, it took all of about 5 mins to look around the place, after which a supposedly tour guide wanted a tip. Not worth the time in my opinion. Read More
"Beautiful"
Oct 8, 2016 by Trudy S
WE like looking at Cathedrals and Churches when on holiday and really glad we done this, this was included in the day trip with the Fort I have already mentioned. A guide gave us a short tour, and... Read More
"Quick visit on the City Tour"
Oct 1, 2016 by Denise P
Very quick visit on the City Tour we went on, literally a few minutes stop, but nothing much to mention, regular church, but did have very pretty stained glass windows. Read More
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Casa Museo General Gregorio Luperon

"Very enjoyable and educational."
Jul 16, 2016 by MsSylviaM
We visited this museum as part of a city tour. Our group had a private guide who spoke English. We learned a lot about General Luperon and the history of the Dominican Republic. As noted in a... Read More
"The Best Museum Experience In Puerto Plata"
Nov 27, 2015 by Glen H
This is a quality opportunity to get an education on the rich history of Puerto Plata. The museum is well managed and the experience is the best value in town. Highly recommended. Read More
"Surprising little place"
Feb 25, 2015 by nadca2
Some local friends of ours brought us here. We didn't think much but once you walk in it is very good. Pleasant surprise and very informative. Would suggest to any history buffs. Read More
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OceanSide Christian Fellowship

"Great Fellowship - easy to find"
Jan 25, 2016 by HLafont
Here on vacation, staying at Kite Beach. Wanted to go to church on Sunday and saw the sign for OCF in Sosua. It was easy to find, perfect start time at 10:30 am, accessible, great parking and a... Read More
"Church Like it Should Be!!"
Jan 10, 2016 by David L
We had the pleasure of worshiping at Oceanside Christian Fellowship and were blown away by the experience. The church environment with open air seating and waves crashing at the front of the church... Read More
"WORSHIP at its BEST"
Mar 21, 2016 by Mary Anne D
So thankful to be able to worship, in open air setting by the ocean... great service we enjoyed the praise and worship, the message we attended with a team - we'd been on a 1 week mission trip Read More
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Kana Rapai

"funny store"
Nov 17, 2015 by pinguild
The store have a lot of weird things to buy, but it's worth a look. Maybe you find something you like. I bought a nice jewelry there of the conutry. Read More
"Low on stock"
Apr 23, 2016 by snowgriz
My kids and I were really excited to visit this store after reading the positive reviews. We love collecting interesting items made from re-purposed material. They hardly had and stock in the store... Read More
"Very Cool"
May 17, 2016 by beth h
Super cool stuff. Great for souvenirs. Not your run of the mill stuff. Everything made there using mostly recycled things. I got some great fridge magnets as gifts that had cute sayings about... Read More
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571 Art Gallery by Leo Diaz

"A must visit when touring art in Sosua"
Aug 11, 2015 by GoldenTreasures
Leo Diaz is a modern reflection of famous masters seen in major galleries, seen in his revealing strokes that transcend his own dimension. I purchased my first Leo Diaz several months ago and still... Read More
"Leo is worth meeting."
Jul 3, 2015 by ClaytonGush
If you do or don't like his art, Leo is quality guy and worth meeting if you plan to visit Sosua. His art is worlds apart from the tourist junk you will find in the area. He has a very... Read More
"LEO IS THE MAN!!"
Jul 21, 2015 by bubbasezso
Besides being a fantastic artist and a really descent man, Leo also will do custom framing and canvas mounting AND HE IS VERY GOOD AT IT!! Read More
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Cabarete Night Market

"Sympa mais pas très grand"
Aug 24, 2015 by M L
Je m'attendais à un marché plus grand. Quelques bijoux, du chocolat, des photos sur bois, des magnets et vêtements et sacs ou pochettes en jean recyclé. Read More
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Fortaleza Ozama
Plaza Espana
Gate of Mercy (Puerta de la Misericordia)
Chu Chu Colonial
Museo de Ambar
EL MONTE AZUL - Pierre et Vanina
El Obelisco
House of Tostado (La Casa de Tostado)
Cabarete Coffee Company
Zona Colonial
Casa Azul
OceanSide Christian Fellowship

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Apartahotel Monte Vista Las Cañas

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 50 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 12 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 85 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 175 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 35 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 59.5 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 54.68 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 100 up

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
USD 40 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 21 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 120 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 37 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 27 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 30 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
USD 469 up

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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 45 up

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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 125 up

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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 2690 up

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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 210 up

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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 230 up

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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
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La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 150 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 45 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 70 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 45 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 404 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 30 up

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Samana, Dominican Republic
USD 95 up

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
USD 157 up

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
USD 18 up

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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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