South-North routes update; avoid traveling on the Gaspar Hernandez road


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Feb 20, 2019

Most people are now aware there are many different routes to get from the Cibao Valley to the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Some are nice highways, and others are pretty much dirt tracks that are better suited for four-by-fours.

Listin Diario reports on the roads in good condition and those in dire need of repairs. For instance, those headed to Villa Elisa in the Northwest, can travel on a paved road and then turn north and reach Playa Rucia, with its out island studded by magnificent corals.

Further east, at the Cruce de Guayacanes, the road north will take you to La Isabela in Puerto Plata, site of the first landing of Christopher Columbus.

Still further east, there is the main highway, that goes from Navarrete to Puerto Plata. This is the most transited route and passes by the Damajagua Falls and Amber Cove cruise ship port.

In Santiago, there...

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JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
That picture shows what I was talking about. They're digging up one side of the road to make it wider. Once it's done it will be very nice, but until then...........