17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2000
If you're going to the Dominican Republic you've got to use this book. I brought four different books with me on my trip to the Dominican Republic and this was the one that I found was by far the most accurate. It had great, honest coverage of the all-inclusive hotels, comprehensive coverage of all the major tourism areas, like Santo Domingo's colonial district, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Cabarete etc. But what was most helpful were the terrific recommendations for sights to see that weren't in any other guidebook. My husband and I were able to explore Taino caves that have depictions of Christopher Columbus' three ships. These caves were in the middle of a wilderness national park and no other guide book even knew that they existed. Also by far the best restaurant and bar recommendations. Highly recommended.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2000
We brought this and the Lonely Planet guide, the later generally being more accurate, particularly the maps. This was surprising because the Rough Guide was supposed to be newer. Overall though a good guidebook and enough to get you around the country to see a lot more than an all inclusive hotel and a beach.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2004
As with all the rough guides this was a fantastic help when we got in country.
They could be easier to navigate though some of the sections seem to have been added as an after thought.
In summary an excellent guide.