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Think about it, that
s the easiest way to be happy. Lets talk about your luggage first.
The most important things are:
-Tanner (definitely needed)
-Fins, masks, diver certificate
-Photo/Video camera + SD cards, replaceable accumulators
-Aquapack `and for phones, cameras and instruments that are not soaked in the sea)
-Your medicine kit (if you are an allergic person) with antibiotic or indigestion tablets
-Mosquito-repellent (not everywhere, but you may need it in case of “wild trips”)
Really, you can buy it Dominicana, but my wife, for example, she likes to travel with her own bed-clothes…
A few useful tips below.
[B]Step 1.[/B] First of all, you need to buy tickets… Using Expedia I found 270 dollars tickets of “America Airlines” from Miami to Santo Domingo (capital of Dominican Republic).
[B]Step 2.[/B] Then you should purchase some gps-navigator, like Garmin for example (so we did). It
s better to buy a navigator than using dominican guide services, and its cheaper, guys! Then you search in Google for GPS Garmin map of Dominican Republic ([URL]http://dominicana.cc/[/URL] was our choice), and download the map…
am finding the price a little bit higher than expected (87 dollars), but the quality of this gps map is really nice. Look here, I made a few screenshot-fotos (Iam not a professional, sorry):
Also they offer free to download GPS Garmin tracks, which guide you to dominican waterfalls, Constanza city, Enriquillo lake with crocodiles or what you want
And you can send them your own track with description. We wanted to do it, but I could not turn on the track function in my garmin device.
The guy which sold me the Garmin map, told that they are going to release Windows mobile/Android/Symbian/BlackBerry/IPhone compatible dominican maps. But I had no time to wait, that`s why I bought a Garmin device! confused
[B]Step 3.[/B] Now you are in Dominican Republic! Start explorering this beautiful island.
s not necessary to rent a house for a long time, really, when we came to Dominican Republic I ordered an hotel for one week (you know, acclimatization and relax). 2. Dominican “renta
car”. You need to pay attention, cause most of them dont have a car-insurance (!!!). The best choice are european rent
acars like AVIS or EuropCar or something else. If not – you need to check all the details (oil, brakes, engine, transmission) and do a trial ride.
If you are planning a lot of traveling – jeep like Montero Sport – is for you. We rent it from owner for 1 month, the cost was 40 dollars daily. Excuse me, I don`t remember the tel. of that guy…
- Dominican republic has lot of small cute motels named “cabanas” all over the country. The estimated price is 20-30 dollars per night, with your own closed parking place, clean room, hot water, sometimes it`s equipped with a big plasma TV (sure is chinese) and always has good air-conditioning. Usually they have a snack-bar with dominican “pica-pollo” (KFC) and cold beer.
So, you will not spend lot of money traveling to Republica Dominicana. I wanted to give you a little bit more of useful information.
- Dominican currency is Dominican peso (RD $). Flights, tours and taxis – it`s better to pay in dollars, everything else - in pesos.