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Moon Dominican Republic

Fourth Edition, January 2010
Pages: 352

Price: $17.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598802535

Holding dual Dominican and U.S. citizenship, Ana Chavier Caamaño offers her best insider’s tips along with a tourist perspective in Moon Dominican Republic. Caamaño covers the best of the Dominican Republic, including coverage of Cabarete, Las Galeras, Sosua, the Taino ruins, and Santo Domingo. Caamaño also offers intriguing sidebars about Dominicanisms, cockfights, the curse of Columbus, and the green flash”. With unique and diverse travel strategies such as The Seven-Day Beach Tour and The Historical Tour, Moon Dominican Republic gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Dominican Republic

Enjoy the very best of the Dominican Republic with these itineraries:
  • The Best of the Dominican Republic
  • Sexiest Beaches
  • Best Small Resorts
  • Adventure Sports
  • Nature Lover’s Trek
  • Historical Road Trip
  • Folklore, Farming, and Festivals: Dominican Culture Tour
Explore what the Dominican Republic has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Santo Domingo and Vicinity
  • The South-Central Coast including Boca Chica, Guayacanes and Juan Dolio, and San Pedro de Macoris
  • The Southeast including La Romana, Bayahibe, Higuey, Boca de Yuma, Punta Cana, Bavaro and Vicinity, and La Costa Esmeralda
  • La Peninsula de Samana including Santa Barbara de Samana, Las Galeras, and Las Terrenas
  • The North Coast including Rio San Juan, Cabarete, Sosua, Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada, Costambar and Playa Cofresi, and West of Puerto Plata
  • El Cibao including Santiago, Le Vega, Jarabacoa, Parques Nacionales Bermudez y Ramiraz, and Constanza
  • The Southwest including West of Santo Domingo and the Interior and Peninsula de Pedernales
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook

The Dominican Republic isn’t just at the tip of Ana Chavier Caamaño‘s pen—it’s in her blood, too. Born into a large Dominican family, Ana has been traveling to the Dominican Republic since she was one month old. Even in her childhood town of Aberdeen, South Dakota, her family’s home country never felt far away; she was raised on a century’s worth of stories, courtesy of her abuelos. As a result, Ana has a sense of Dominican history and culture that is both personal and rich—and she is one of only a few writers who can explore this dynamic place with both the excitement of a tourist and the insight of a Dominican national.

Ana holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Ana combines her passions for travel and dance in her writing for