Roadtrip to the South of Dominican Republic
My day started really early as my friend and I had to drive from La Romana (where I live) to Santo Domingo. It’s only a 1.5 hour drive but I’m just not the early riser kind of person but when adventure calls I’m all in!
This trip started with a lot of excitement, firstly because only my friend & I knew each other and it was the first time meeting Andreita & Manny. We all hit it off really well – no awkwardness.
During the drive to Peravia the scenery changed completely, I started spotting mountains, lakes and miles of the greenest fields of grass – it felt so peaceful just looking out the window.
“Yes, it was really hot so now I understand how the high temperatures plays a very important role in this process!”
The labor is very old-fashioned since the means of transporting the sacks of salts is by railroads. All of which I found it quite fascinating.
I felt I was travelling back in time and in an old Texan, cowboy kind of movie.
We had some snacks and hydrated at this place, under a small wooden hut we found before heading to our second location.
Things to take for this type of trip to the Dunes:
- Sunblock (a lot)
- Bottle of water
- Appropriate shoes (would recommend tennis shoes NOT flip flops)
- Light clothes (the less the better, no jeans)
- Don’t carry anything unnecessary
- Some extra clothes in case you sweat and want to change afterwards
The colors of the sunset were crazy. The intense assortment of orange, yellow and pink painted all over across the sky was one of a kind. It looked so spectacular that we completely forgot about our previous overheated experience.
End of the Trip
Once we arrived we decided to go for dinner at their friend’s restaurant called, La Casa 14.
OMG, this place is so charming and the food is so delicious that I’m definitely coming back to eat here. They have a small menu which they change every 3 month. It’s a good concept as they give the clients new interesting options to try.
Thank you Andrea and Manny for organizing this full day trip and my friend Ana who didn’t even hesitate for one minute to come along.
It was more than amazing. Loads of fun and I got to know a little bit more of my country which is very important as I rarely do internal tourism.
After this experience I’m definitely going to start adventuring more within DR!
Enjoy this video we took from the Salt Mine.
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