Catalonia Gran Dominicus
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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... br> actually not much in terms of hotels or other tourist facilities in the Punta
Cana-Bavaro area, so my intent was just to do a quick drive through in route to
quieter spots to the northwest.
On the way I stopped in Higuey, a crowded chaotic city
surrounded by sugarcane fields with a single attraction in the form of the
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Altagracia, the biggest church in the Dominican
Republic. The basilica is a pilgrimage center and ...
I chose the best flight deal I could find from the New York area to Santo Domingo, a redeye flight from JFK Airport that got me to my destination at 4:30 A.M. I chose Santo Domingo because of direct flights from New York, but there are apparently direct flights from the U.S. to several other airports in the Dominican Republic. I think I may have managed to get a few winks on the flight.
After clearing immigration and customs I had to find my car rental. The auto rental desks in ...
... and the caves were good. Nadia was our guide for the caves and she was fun and interesting. We were not allowed to take photos in the cave (supposedly because the camera flash might ruin the cave paintings made by the Taino Indians but even non-flash photography is banned so I'm not sure...) After the caves there is an Iguana reserve so we got to see a few of these close up. It seems to be moulting time as they were all shedding their ...
... spare. Bringing all you need for a week of eye surgery requires some careful thought and planning (thanks Felicia) but means we never pack light. Our first challenge in every trip involves navigating the gauntlet of getting bags checked in. This time we had 10 LARGE suitcases and the microscope, which comes in two pieces a large shinning aluminum case for the scope and a bazooka-like tube which carries the stand--unfortunately conspicuous ...
Got up this morning for breakfast and they serve quite a lot - three different types of bread, jam, butter, ham, cheese, boiled egg, fruit (melon and pineapple), pineapple yoghurt and orange juice!
Then headed to the port area for the tour. We were a small group of 12 people (including me), of all nationalities. A family from Malaga, a couple from Argentina, another couple from Mexico and three women from Italy. We set off on a small ...