I have travelled all over the north coast from Cabarete to Ruinas de la Isabella past Luperon for the last 6 years many times. There are beautiful women all over the island and I have found some real stunning & lonely ladies in the smaller pueblos. You gotta get off the resort!!! I usually take an off-duty bartender (guy) (or two) and we do a day trip to whatever direction I choose. I pay all expenses, travel, food, beer, etc and usually give the guys a “propina” when we get back. Dominicans all love to party and laugh. We hook up with some lovlies somewhere and party is on and if the urge hits you move on to the next town. We go by gua-gua or whatever and it has always been a blast. Sure the girls are looking for a husband, green card, boyfriend, money…it’s the same in mexico and cuba. (only in my opinion the DR girls are prettier). Go, have a good time, take some small gifts for people and protect your “little elvis”. The majority of the girls are not allowed in the resorts and the ones that work there are hit on by drunks every day and get a little jaded. In little towns like Embert there are pretty treasures just waiting to be found.
Oh, and a little tip: a room in the Embert hotel cost me $12 for the night and had a private bathroom with a shower & tv, and was clean & safe. We partied until about 4am! There is also one just a couple of miles from the RIU Mambo resort, (going west) and it was less than $20 for the night and was nicer than my room in the RIU! Both places allow “guests”.
Sometimes I don’t feel like coming back or shutting down the party and the roads at night are absolute killers and its safer just to get a room, I have seen washouts that could swallow greyhound buses! Not to mention cars & buses with no lights. Daylight travel is safer by far.
Just remember to treat the dominicans like you would like to be treated, it will pay off in spades!
I’ll be returning soon.