La Vega or Bonao on Valentines Day

whiddons

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I would like to spend a couple of days this Sunday/Monday in either La Vega or Bonao. What is their to do on those days (The Monday is Valentines). Any good hotel located close to a riverside? Good local disco? I know we are close to Carnaval, anything special happening this Sunday in La Vega? Thanks
 
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sunday is carnaval La Vega is best, and Bonao their is nothing to do, unless you are member of the club and you have a pool to use
 

RacerX

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In Bonao there is NOTHING to do. They have a real nice hotel though Aquarius. So if you dont have any lady friends nor any friends it is a hole in the wall place to be, especially on the weekend. It makes Mayberry look like Chicago.

La Vega will have Carnaval on Sunday.
 

whiddons

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Thanks Jorge and racerX. Ok, so it looks like La Vega is the place to be. I have read in a previous thread favourably about Hotel Rey in LaVega. Any other good hotels to stay at? Any river close by? Any Restaurants that come recommended? Any places in town I should visit? By the way, I will not be solo I will have company with me. Thanks
 

bigbird

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Thanks Jorge and racerX. Ok, so it looks like La Vega is the place to be. I have read in a previous thread favourably about Hotel Rey in LaVega. Any other good hotels to stay at? Any river close by? Any Restaurants that come recommended? Any places in town I should visit? By the way, I will not be solo I will have company with me. Thanks

Have you considered Jarabacoa?
 

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Across from Hotel Rey is an outdoor steakhouse/Parillada...the food's decent and reasonable and they have have live music. I think the Rey is pretty much the only decent hotel in town. Macao Grill near the park in the center of town has pretty good pizza. There's a place on the main road off the highway that's famous for it's ribs (costillas) but I can't remember the name....if you ask any Vegano they'll tell you though...
 

whiddons

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Have you considered Jarabacoa?

Well it was a possibility but I looked at a map and it seemed a little more off the main highway. Figured I would take baby steps and I could explore further on a second trip. Am I right about it being a little less accessible?
 

bigbird

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Well it was a possibility but I looked at a map and it seemed a little more off the main highway. Figured I would take baby steps and I could explore further on a second trip. Am I right about it being a little less accessible?
You are correct, it is further off the main highway but a straight easy drive once you exit the highway.

Hotel Gran Jimenoa ///// Oficial WebSite

HOTEL PINAR DORADO - The Hotel Pinar Dorado is just minutes away from downtown Jarabacoa and our Adventure Center Rancho Baiguate. Whether you come to relax or want to spend a romantic time with your spouse or stay over during your Adventure Tours, P
 

whiddons

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Wow, the photos on Hotel Gran Jimenoa's website looks like a place to spend my weekend. Will have to do a little more research on the old threads about Jarabacoa. Thanks guys, keep the help coming.
 

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Bonao will also have carnival processions on the Sunday. It's not on the scale of La Vega but that isn't such a bad thing. :)
 

whiddons

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Thanks all, I did make it to La Vega for the carnival this past Sunday. However I stayed at Hotel Platino in Santiago and a friend of a friend took us there. I do thank you all for your help..I'm sure I'll put it to better use soon. By the way La Vega carnival was interesting but I really couldn't get used to getting my butt hit on the regular, took...(very different from say Trinidad carnival in the West Indies)