Food tourism / agritourism near Punta Cana

tibo_pat

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We are planning a trip to Punta Cana in December. We are very interested in local food culture and agriculture. However, I can't seem to find any information regarding any food tourism (ex: visit a market with a chef, buy food and prepare something local; culinary school day class) or agritourism (ex: stay and help and eat on a diversified farm for a day).

When we were there recently, we went on a safari with Bavaro Runners where we visited a sugarcane museum as well as visited Dona Maria's house and farm in the El Bonao area. Though this was really fun, I would have spent more time on the farm in order to have a more authentic experience; it sometimes felt during the day that we were being trucked from location to location in order to pack the most into our day as possible. I love travel writing centered around food and would love to be able to experience DR's food beyond the resort.

Does anyone know of anything available?
 

cobraboy

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Do you know any paradors which you would recommend near Bavaro?
If you're truly adventurous, all of them. Do a parador tour. Eat just one thing at all. Ask the proprietor "what's the best thing you cook" and go from there.

Report back to DR1.

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Chirimoya

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Here are three for starters: La Esquina de Yeya at Cruce Coco Loco, Comedor Mary on the Boulevard Turistico near the turning to Ver?n, a couple in Ver?n including Plaza Genaro.
 
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Here are three for starters: La Esquina de Yeya at Cruce Coco Loco, Comedor Mary on the Boulevard Turistico near the turning to Ver?n, a couple in Ver?n including Plaza Genaro.
The empanadas at the Cruce de Ver?n(semi-adjacent to the gas station)are top-notch. The guy runs a very clean business, opens early and closes late.
 

tibo_pat

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A parador tour sounds awesome and thanks for your advice so far. Just a clarification, parador means a little stopover like a snack bar or small restaurant or something, right?


Also, how would I get off the resort and around. My spanish is less than good and so I'd need a taxi/guide. Where could I find this and how much will it set me back?


Don't forget to keep the suggestions coming!!
 

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taxies will be right out front at the resort. depending on which resort, you can maybe catch a bus or a moto concho to get where you want to go.
 

ysabelmilby

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This is a great thread because I'm also planning to go somewhere and explore the every inch of the place. I like to know others culture, their food, language, must visit places, must try things and etc. I will monitor this thread every now and then to learn more. :)