Was having Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and our group trip to the DR came up and a few of my Aunts are weary about going because they have "heard" it can be dangerous off the resort. A cousin who honeymooned there about 5 years ago loved the resort but was told by staff to never leave the resort b/c it was dangerous.
Once my aunt's heard this they were sold on the scare factor. My husband and I always leave resorts (Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Cabo) where ever we go to immerse ourselves in the culture a bit, but I need some reassurance for my family.
Do tourist generally leave the resort to visit the town during the day and night?