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Guagua ride to Higuey

A January 2004 trip to Higuey by cancoast

Quote: While I was living and working in the DR, I took a local bus ride to Higuey to visit the much raved about Basilica.

Guagua ride to Higuey

Overview

Quote:
Higuey is a disappointing city to visit in the Dominican Republic. There is a market downtown, which is hard to find, and local shoe shine boys will follow you around the entire time, nagging you in Spanish for any kind of a tip. The noise pollution and air pollution is deafening and sickening, not to mention the high decibel level of music blasting from people's boom boxes. We took the bus to the basilica and found it large and impressive, but were nagged by locals with severe birth defects and disabilities hanging around the entrance to the building. As for dining in Higuey, you're better off waiting until you get back to where you are staying because power outages are a daily occurrence and perisha...Read More

Basilica

Attraction

Quote:
The basilica can be seen from all over town because of its size, but once there, it is nothing more than a modern day church because it was built in the 1950s.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 30, 2004

Basilica
Higuey
Higuey, Dominican Republic

Basilica

Attraction | "Original basilica"

Quote:
The original basilica is more impressive than the modern one even though it is about one tenth the size. It is quite old and is located in the park central and a tour of the inside can be arranged just by showing up.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 30, 2004

Basilica
Higuey
Higuey, Dominican Republic

Higuey Market

Attraction

Quote:
The market in the center of Higuey was disappointing because there wasn't much else to buy other than local fruits and vegetables that were picked before they were ripe. The meat is hung up outside on hooks and is quite repulsive.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 30, 2004

Higuey Market
Higuey
Higuey, Dominican Republic

Downtown Higuey

Attraction

Quote:
You're best to walk around Higuey because it's not safe to drive, but beware of pushy street vendors and annoying shoeshine boys that only go away if you get rude.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 30, 2004

Downtown Higuey
Higuey
Higuey, Dominican Republic

About the Writer

cancoast

cancoast
toronto, Canada