Don’t believe all you hear about the Dominican Republic being unsafe!

Yes, it is close to Haiti. They share the same island: Hispaniola, but they are nothing alike. The Dominican Republic is very safe. Just take the same precautions that you would anywhere.  Not walking down dark streets at night, not flashing large amounts of cash or wearing expensive jewellery. Why give anyone the temptation?  If you are at all unsure, don’t do it.  Many others would think nothing of it- again, it is up to you.

Word to the wise: Dominican men LOVE women. The Animation men ALONE have developed the worst reputation of all for their carnal escapades. Please warn your friends, sisters, daughters, etc. about being careful not to succumb to the intense charms and flirtations. These men are true experts, and have left many a girl on this board broken-hearted, or just plain flat broke. All you need to do is search through some posts in the Forums section. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the flattery, which may or may not be genuine. Just go down with a healthy sense of who you are, and what you expect out of your time there. Go and enjoy!