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Bayahibe/ Dominicus Ammenities

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Bayahibe/ Dominicus Ammenities

Hello,

I am new to this area of the DR and we are considering Dominicus for a 1 or 2 months stay this Canadian winter (Jan-Feb).

We are retired and looking to rent a condo or place for our stay, we enjoy walking and interacting with the locals, so we'll definitely try some local comedores and restautarnat, but we also enjoy cooking, so we are wondering if there are supermarkets around. Also, how about Banco Popular or other financial institutions with ATMs. Are credit cards widely accepted? What is the nearest medical emergency centre.

Any information you can share would be very appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Bayahibe/ Dominicus Ammenities

Dominicus is small but has everything you need including laundette , bank machine , money exchange even a casino . For medical emergencies I used a private clinic in la romana. I did most of my shopping there as

well in the jumbo centre. I lived in Dominicus for a few years. I loved my time there . The beach is real nice .

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2. Re: Bayahibe/ Dominicus Ammenities

Sounds great! So, would you suggest to rent a car to go to La Romana for grocery shopping? Are there car rental companies in dominicus?

Thanks again!

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If you prefer to enjoy the local life, I would suggest Bayahibe, not Dominicus. Most residents in Dominicus are Italians. Most restaurants there have only Italian menus, which I find not acceptable for a restaurant that is located in a country where the official language is Spanish! When we asked for a Spanish menu, we were told that their clients are Italians and they do not need menu in a different language. So we left and never went back! And this is our experience of living in the Bayahibe / Dominicus area for 12 years. We went to few restaurants to try, it wasn't a one time visit.

If you want to get more "local" feel, stay in Bayahibe. More choices for shopping for food, a private clinic (Dr.Brito) right in the center on the village. The doctor speaks perfect English (plus few more languages) in case you don't speak Spanish. Some clinics in La Romana do not have anybody speaking Spanish, so that might be a problem for some people.

There are rental companies in Dominicus and Bayahibe as well. Driving to Jumbo is pretty easy, mostly on highway, Jumbo is on the east side of the city, so you don't have to drive through town, which might be challenging sometimes and not for everybody. You can also use guagua instead, 60 pesos per person each way, they go from Bayahibe and Dominicus as well. But if you just need some groceries, you can buy them in La Defensa in Bayahibe, almost the same prices as in La Romana and hustle / driving free. The prices for groceries in Dominicus are more expensive than in Bayahibe.

Denise

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This is all great info Demi56, Thank you. I speak spanish so that helps and i like the fact that we can take the guagua to La Romana from either town.

So, Bayahibe has more restaurants and things to do in town i am gathering.

Are noth town pretty safe or one is safer than the other? Are there public beaches in Bayahibe too?.

My husband would love to do some fishing from shore, ae there places or a pier he can go fishing?

Thank you so much!

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Both towns are safe, I think Bayahibe has more to offer, but that is my opinion :)

There is a big public beach in Bayahibe beside the marina, you can even rent a beach chair there if you like. There is another public beach called Magallanes just at the end of the village, pure nature, no music, no beach chairs, not stands with food or souvenirs and that is where the fishermen go catching the fish unless they use a boat.

Dominicus has only one public beach, much smaller than in Bayahibe, it is between two resorts. You can also access a beach from the National park entrance, all the way on the east end of Dominicus, passed all the resorts. However you can go to the Dominicus public beach and walk all the way to the park beach along the shore, passing all the resorts beaches. You just cannot lay down at any resort chairs unless you have a day pass and enter through the main resort entrance.

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Gracias Denise. Your input helps a lot!

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Gracias Denise. Your input helps a lot!

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Is Los Melones where actual Bayahibe is?, Is Avenida Fuller in Bayahibe or Dominicus? I am a bit confused with the area of Bayahibe and Dominicus.

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Going from Bayahibe to Jumbo in la Romana, you said we can take the guagua. Is there a lot of walking involved, or the guagua stop is at the Jumbo? How about coming back to Bayahibe after grocery shopping?

Thanks,

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The guagua stop is about 3 - 4 minutes from Jumbo. You will get on the guagua to Bayahibe at the same place where you get off before shopping.

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