Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic, 4th Edition by Clark Norton, Fe Liza Bencosme

By Clark Norton, Fe Liza Bencosme

The authors - considered one of whom is a Dominican Republic local - percentage intimate wisdom of this island state. Virgin shores, 16th-century Spanish ruins, the Caribbean's optimum mountain, unique flora and fauna and immense woodland reserves will trap you the following. And this publication will convey you round. titanic element at the tradition, the heritage, the ideals of the folks (how they relate to each other and to you) plus the financial system and politics - so that you may be way over an off-the-cuff vacationer. Diving, climbing, natural world, parks, excursions, getting round, carnivals and celebrations, providers, purchasing - all are coated intimately. lodgings run the gamut from luxurious inns to bare-bones camping out amenities. The authors suggest areas to devour, too ? together with roadside shacks promoting neighborhood food. Descriptions of the simplest nightlife in each city, from Sosua to Santo Domingo and the tiny cities in among. Over 20 city and local maps plus colour images.

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Summer runs approximately from May to October, with August the hottest month on average. Summer daytime temperatures vary between 80 Rainfall n 21 Winter runs from November to April, with temperatures somewhat milder and humidity lower. Nights can be blissfully breezy. January and February are the coolest months, when it can get quite chilly at night, even along the coast. n Rainfall Rather than changes in temperature, the major seasonal variation between summer and winter tends to be in the amount of rainfall.

Hundreds of American crocodiles inhabit the lake as well – one of the largest such populations in the world. Two endangered endemic species, Ricord iguanas and rhinoceros iguanas (above), are among the thousands of other reptiles on Isla Cabritos. The mostly tame iguanas often approach visitors in hopes of being fed. Guided boat tours leave several times a day, the only way to visit the island. See page 309, The Southwest & Along the Haitian Border, for details. Parque Nacional Jaragua South of Lake Enriquillo, at the tip of the Pedernales Peninsula in the far southwestern part of the country, lies the massive Parque Nacional Jaragua.

Hurricane winds begin at 74 miles per hour (119 km per hour) and may reach 120 miles per hour (200 km per hour) or more, with rainfall sometimes topping 20 inches (50 centimeters) in 24 hours. Waves, floods, and mudslides, in fact, often cause more death and destruction than wind damage here. The “good” news is that the DR usually gets two or three days’ warning before hurricanes (which tend to form off the coast of West Africa) make landfall on the island. Tropical storms are often unpredictable, however, gaining or losing strength and changing course as they cross the ocean.

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