In case you are wondering, Americans are well liked by Dominicans. You will find no issues here because you are American.Hello.
Is it foolish for an American to travel to the D.R. alone, knowing not a soul there, and never having visited before?
I think the thought should be "Don't get too cozy with the 'animation' Team"ray718 assumed the OP is male and posted accordingly. What he should have also said that at the hotels there are lots of young, handsome male employees who have their eye open for new female arrivals, no matter their age or attractiveness. I wish I had a dollar for every woman who has posted on this board about falling in love with one of these guys. Great for the guys unless 2 of the women they have on their string show up at the same time.
I would say an AI package is the cheapest way to stay anywhere for a week or 2 of an 1st visit.If you have the funds, stay at an AI. Safe but constrained. Caters to couples and families. You will feel very awkward alone at an AI. They will discourage you from leaving the property and literally strike fear in your heart if you wander off.
What is your objective? Cities? Beaches? Vacation? Ex-pat?
Do NOT stay in major cities alone. Some popular beach towns are safe solo. Do you have any travel experience? There is ZERO CRIME in Punta Cana.
yep,I think the thought should be "Don't get too cozy with the 'animation' Team"
They are paid to be cozy with visitors and sometimes they profit a little on the side because of it, when they get the chance.