TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Arcos Cabarete
Travel Blogs from Cabarete
Puerto Plata is the main city on the D.R.'s north coast and was named by Christopher Columbus when he explored the area in 1493. The harbor is guarded by Fortaleza San Felipe, one of the oldest forts in the New World. Some parts of the town are a little ramshackle but in other areas Victorian houses have been nicely renovated so the center part of town including the Parque Central and cathedral are pleasant to stroll through.
I decided to spend the night at Villa Carolina, a hotel ...
... Republic – a paved
access road, large paved parking lots, and a little village of shops and
restaurants. I’ve gotten used to driving up to the beach and parking in the
sand. Sunshine alternated with short downpours through the day, so I didn’t
spend much time on the beach. Heading west
Cabarete is a busy beach resort that’s apparently especially
popular for kitesurfing and ...
... we will have.
The kids spent hours playing pool volleyball and other games as I dozed in one of the few lounge chairs.
The accommodations are modest, yet clean, resort like, yet not something that is going to get any likes on tripadvisor. We are staying in a 'retired' resort that was recently purchased by the bishop of the area to be used for mission groups. ...
... do not suffer from or experience poverty. It is pretty commonplace here, for example, for people to wear shirts until there are no longer wearable. Whereas, in other places, we by a new shirt if one goes out of fashion, and throw away anything that has a hole. People here are far more conscious about how much electricity and water they use. Most people do not have cars because gas is so expensive. A lot of homes I have seen have had up to four people in one room, some have had ...
This was both mine and my Husband's first time out of the Country. It was a somewhat spur decision, having found a good deal a month before and deciding to do it. We didn't know what to expect but got lots of advice from others - don't leave the resort, don't eat the ketchup, etc. I was blown away by the beauty of the place as soon as we arrived. The Airport was a little unnerving, being hustled through customs with a lot of ...