Hi - I am traveling to DR in early April and will be in the country for 9 nights. I am landing in Santiago, renting a car for the entire duration of the trip and returning it to the Santo Domingo airport before flying back.
Would appreciate your help with a few questions:
1. I want to spend my time between Cabarete, Las Terennas and Santo Domingo. How many nights would you recommend I spend at each place?
2. Please recommend any boutique hotels (no all-inclusives or large resorts), good local restaurants and must-see or must-do activities in or around the north coast / Samana peninsula and Santo Domingo.
3. Is it better to stay in Santo Domingo or outside the city - i.e. are there more desirable places to stay outside and then use the rental car to come visit zona colonial and other spots during the day (I am a good driver and can manage any driving conditions)?
4. Besides Zona Colonial and Alcazar de Colon, are there other attractions in Santo Domingo - would spending just one night in or near the city be enough?
Thanks and look forward to any suggestions.Edited: 11 March 2011, 15:47