This little excursion can be done in one day of less. If you don’t stop anywhere, it takes 45 minutes to drive around the island. Our adventure included getting stuck in the interior, exploring the southern point, lunch and being tricked into buying useless souvenirs.
One of my mom’s favorite day trips while she was visiting me in the Dominican Republic was Laguna Gri-Gri in the small town of Rio San Juan about two hours east of Puerto Plata. We boarded a small wide boat with a captain and the first mate at the motor. We puttered nonchalantly through a mangrove forest, passing a local fisherman and […]
I used to laugh at the concept of “island fever”. I mean, how could anyone not like living on an island surrounded by brilliant blue water, sugary beaches, towering palm trees, and the jungle at your back door?