Sosua Journals

Both Sides of the Dominican

A December 2002 trip to Sosua by J.W. & Suzanne

Quote: The Dominican made a big splash in our hearts as we visited old friends and viewed new sites with new friends and comrades of the travel community.

Both Sides of the Dominican

Overview

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The Dominican Republic offers a wide contrast in cultural diversity, from the peasant farmers to the ultra wealthy (at least by Dominican standards), from dirt farms to the high rises of urban development. And yet in a special way, each person holds their own destiny and dignity proudly. Spending my 50th birthday in this beautiful sister country was a real highlight because I have never been able to dine under the stars on my birthday (I'm from VA). To prove I'm still young at heart, I made a 50 foot plunge into a gorgeous lagoon (it was part of the filming for Blue Lagoon, you know, with Brooke Shields). Also viewing the fields where the dinosaurs roamed in 'Jurassic Park' was of great int...Read More

Coconut Palms Resort

Hotel | "The Coconut Palms Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:Beach, horseback riding, dining, entertainment, shopping, and tours.Best Things About the Resort:Friendly staff, dining, setting, cleanliness, and entertainment.Resort Experience:The staff was very efficient and friendly and always willing to assist in meeting needs. They had excellent entertainment several nights throughout the week. The only real drawback was the distance to the beach and the weather we had (three days of rain which other travelers said was very unusual for that area). Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activities: Very Good A...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2003

Coconut Palms Resort
Vista del Caribe
Cabarete, Dominican Republic 57000
(809) 571-1174

La Puntilla de Piergiorgio

Restaurant | "LaPuntilla de Pierfiorgio"

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The setting reminded me of old-world charm with its porticoes built out over the cliffs that meet the Atlantic Ocean as it rolls in. With lighting that added to the romantic mood and my two favorite women at my side, we enjoyed great tasting lasagne, spinach stuffed shells, and pasta alfredo. To top off the evening we were each given a souvenir gift. The ladies received porcelain figurines and I received a CD of classical Italian mood music.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2003

La Puntilla de Piergiorgio

Sosua, Dominican Republic
(809) 571-2626