Let me start off by saying this trip was planned in 3 days, spontaneity at it’s best. Dominican Republic is insanely gorgeous and rich with culture. We stayed in a condo/apartment on the beach simply because we wanted to explore the land without the restrictions of a resort. We also traveled with a friend who speaks fluent Spanish (not necessarily a must but certainly helpful). We explored the capitol Santo Domingo, went to the farmers market, saw several museums, ate authentic Dominican food, and drank a lot of Presidente’s. 5 nights of heaven… what an awesome opportunity to escape the harsh Cleveland winter and enjoy a little salty air.