It's a "real" town.greatmoorred said:is this place a "real town" or just an A.I resort ?
and are the beaches any good ?
Hi Gregg,It's a "real" town.
The largest resort in the area (Bahia Principe - San Juan) is between the towns of Gaspar Hernandez and Rio San Juan. The best beaches in the area are generally acknowledged to be Playa Caleton and Playa Grande. Both are very nice.
The grammar police are merciless when you refer to this country as "The Dominican". The best short form is the DR.Opps... the Dominican Republic
La Republica Dominicana
I guess it's wrong to say "the Dominican". Do you have a short form? I think I'm sticking my foot in mouth and I'm getting into deeper trouble.
I'm learning lot's of new words here e.g. sanki, sanki-panki, sankipanklear!You again.
The chopo who wants to rework the English language.
Chopo means low class.I'm learning lot's of new words here e.g. sanki, sanki-panki, sankipanklear!
Chopo? Dare I ask, what's that?
Conio! If someone could tell me where I can dance in Rio San Juan, I would be grateful and could get off the net and pack my bag.
Can any of you chopos help Margaret?We only have one week in the AI resort, but we'd like to see something of the Dominican besides the beautiful beaches.
Do know the best bars/clubs (latin music) in Rio San Juan?
Best Dominican restaurant (with some vegetarian option)?
Places/things to see/experience? A market? a cafe? a place to have a beer and watch people?
Yeah, having read the boards I feel I will be able to protect me and my daughter from the animation team. (I might have to dance with them though just to keep them at bay and distracted! Heee-ya! :ninja: ) But yes, I will venture into Rio San Juan and report back on my findings. Any strange reports and/or sightings over the week of a strange woman dancing at the carwash with 5 sankie-wannabees who are in her ESL/Spanish exchange group will not be able to be attributed to me in anyway I assure you!I wish I could help you with Rio San Juan but I've never been there. Have fun and remember that by reading DR1 forums you are officially Sankie innoculated. A trip report would be great if you have the time when you get back.
Thanks for the information, we'll definately check out the town. She's 21 and has this stunning beauty that I hope no one will notice... especially under her burka... the one that I'm going to bring down with us and make her wear. Thanks for the heads up!Just walk around town there Margaret. Compared to Toronto it is a super small town. Get your feet wet in the Gri Gri
Lagoon. West end of town is a nice little family restaurant in front of the
fishin' beach, looks like a 2-story house, white, eat upstairs....ask for Mami....always good fish. Night life is locallllll. But hang in a spot and if you don't like it, move on. How old is the daughter and will she go 'out' with you? If she's 16+ she'll be much sought after by the 'boyz n 'da hood.'
Stay sober (kinda) for at least the first 2 days before a major adventure.
Enjoy!! (Stay out of the pool halls)....a guy thang.
and disregard the anal ret. folks here who are hung up on what to call a place. They throw rocks all the time but all live in obviously highly fragile glass houses. Harmless for the most part....just bored I guess.