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    We will be visiting the Dominican Republic next month from the USA. We will be staying in COSTAMBAR for a few days before our stay in Playa Dorado
    My Question is I have heard some where that the SECURITY at the entrance to COSTAMBAR can be more then a little awkawed for foreigners to pass through.
    Some have suggested we will have to leave our passport at the security gate Obviously we will not do that
    Has any one had a problem passing through the COSTAMBAR Security???
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTENHAM View Post
    We will be visiting the Dominican Republic next month from the USA. We will be staying in COSTAMBAR for a few days before our stay in Playa Dorado
    My Question is I have heard some where that the SECURITY at the entrance to COSTAMBAR can be more then a little awkawed for foreigners to pass through.
    Some have suggested we will have to leave our passport at the security gate Obviously we will not do that
    Has any one had a problem passing through the COSTAMBAR Security???
    Thanks
    I was there for 12 days in January and had no problem. Waved through all of the time. DO NOT leave your passport . They never asked for mine.

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    i live in costambar. indeed, the security has been more attentive lately but it is mostly with dominicans and haitians (they need to leave papers at the gate). i have not really heard about gringos running into problems.
    at the gate you should simply state that you are staying in xyz or with xyz. if you have someone from costambar taking you inside ask them to stop at the gate and tell the security your name is this and that and you will be staying for this and that long.
    remember that better security mean better costambar.

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    i stayed in costumbar earlier this year and the security at the gate were not too bad. on a few occassions they have asked for money or to buy them drinks. they never asked for my passport or any ID. they do take notice of who travels with you thru the gate. other than that they were fine.

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    I've been through the security gate of Costambar numerous times over the past year, on foot and have never been asked why or what the purpose of my visit is etc.... my Dominican boyfriend has no trouble entering on foot either. By car, either taxi or private vehicle, the driver was always asked what the purpose is, we said we were going to the beach,store, bar etc...and were let in no problem.

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