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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    One is Lake Dudu and the other is Lago Azul

    I forget which one BatMan swung on a rope and flew into.... it was on the news.

    One is free , the other has a fee... forget which

    No, never been to either
    OK, the one with the rope is free, the cave charges an admission. Have not been to either for many years, but I took a toss on the one with the rope. Goes pretty high over the lake. The cave is really a must see if you are in the area. It is dead quiet and eery to swim in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    that's a lagoon... not a cave type thing

    it's a small inland safe harbor in RSJ.... filled with docking space and leads out thru a mangrove channel to the ocean
    I've never been, but I thought somebody had said they went in a cave there.

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    There seems to be some confusion here. I went to the place signed as Laguna Dudu a couple of years ago and you have to pay to enter. There is a largish lagoon with a rope that you can jump from (not me!), another lagoon with a smallish cave and another bigger cave where you can walk and hit your head (as I did!). When I was there, there were also some large birds - ostriches if I remember rightly. There is also a restaurant, so overall it's worth a visit. It's a few miles past Rio San Juan on the right (heading east), and not very well signposted.

    Laguna GriGri is the inland dock at Rio San Juan, form where they do boat trips down the river out to sea, passing or visiting Playa Caleton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badpiece33 View Post
    How about a trip over the mountains to Salcedo on the road from Gaspar Hernandez,,quick stop at the pool in the mountain if its open for some cold beers and maybe take a dip in that cold mountain water, then onto the town of Salcedo to See the mirabal museum, Then maybe a drive out to San francisco marcoris and up the road to pimentel and onto Nagua and back home. Nice day trip. See some mountains, farmland museum etc...
    done it many times...Gaspar to Joba Arriba, then onward to Tenares, and then Salcedo. very rural, all cacao. crappy roads, campesino country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    done it many times...Gaspar to Joba Arriba, then onward to Tenares, and then Salcedo. very rural, all cacao. crappy roads, campesino country.
    For many years while I had my Wrangler I would take every 2 week Christmas vacation and drive all the way around the island. Yank the top off, cooler in the back, turn on the radio and go. No destination other than driving. I've been to every town (except northwest) at least 5-6 times.
    My only regret is not taking more pictures.
    A lot of the experiences I've encountered have been mentioned here on the board over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    For many years while I had my Wrangler I would take every 2 week Christmas vacation and drive all the way around the island. Yank the top off, cooler in the back, turn on the radio and go. No destination other than driving. I've been to every town (except northwest) at least 5-6 times.
    My only regret is not taking more pictures.
    A lot of the experiences I've encountered have been mentioned here on the board over the years.
    i bet you have a lot of stories to tell..

    i have never seen a town in the DR like Joba Arriba. i stand in the square where the buses stop, and i get this surreal feeling like i am in a fiction movie. eerie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    i bet you have a lot of stories to tell..

    i have never seen a town in the DR like Joba Arriba. i stand in the square where the buses stop, and i get this surreal feeling like i am in a fiction movie. eerie...
    Try going to Los LLanos or El Puerto on a late Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

    Another one is road 47 from La Descubierta to Elias Pinas. You wanna talk about the middle of no where...

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