We are headed to the DR in March for a wedding. Because our people booked the wedding at Now Larimar in Punta Cana we decided to spend our first 5 nights with everyone there. Honestly, these resorts aren't my thing. I'd rather get away from the touristy stuff and have a little more of an authentic Dominican experience... Sorta.... Still look for clean lodging,
Does anyone travel to the DR and visit less touristy areas, hike without guides or anything like that? I was thinking of heading to Jarabacoa or maybe Samana in search of something quieter. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!