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Frommer's portable Dominican Republic [Paperback]

Darwin Porter , Danforth Prince

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3 Nov 2011 Frommer's Portable (Book 270)
Where to find the most tranquil beaches, the best shopping areas, and the freshest seafood in one of the caribbean′s most budget–friendly resort destinations. Insightful commentary on the Dominican Republic′s mix of old and new culture, including the historic city of Santo Domingo′s Zona Colonial and the Samaná Penninsula′s Parque Nacional Los Haitises, one of the most visited parks in the country. Opinionated write–ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations––they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.

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See the very best of Dominican Republic On the beach at a fine resort or in the ocean petting a stingray, our expert authors guide you to your best Dominican Republic experience. Detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Insider tips from local expert authors Find news, deals, apps, and expert advice,plus connect with other travelers at Frommers.com

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As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous Frommer’s titles on the Caribbean, Bermuda, and The Bahamas, including “The Mother Ship,” Frommer’s Caribbean, Frommer’s Portable Cayman Islands, Frommer’s Puerto Rico, Frommer’s Jamaica, Frommer’s Barbados, Caribbean Bargain Book, Caribbean For Dummies, The Bahamas For Dummies, Frommer’s Portable Bahamas, Dollarwise Guide to the Caribbean, Frommer’s the Caribbean from $70 a Day, Frommer’s Portable Virgin Islands, and Frommer’s Portable Puerto Rico. Porter is also a Hollywood columnist, a radio broadcaster, and has written numerous biographies of American iconic figures. Formerly of the Paris bureau of The New York Times, Prince is president of Blood Moon Productions.

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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Little Useful Information 30 Jun 2007
By Chris Luallen - Published on Amazon.com
I know this a "portable guide" to the Dominican Republic, but still it is extremely bare bones and basic. It includes a decent section on Santo Domingo but absolutely nothing on Santiago - the country's second largest city. The rest of this thin volume includes only a couple of short sections on the DR's tourist areas - the North Coast, Punta Cana and Boca Chica. To someone attempting to explore anywhere else in the DR this book is virtually useless. Even for my brief one week trip to Puerto Plata I found nothing in this guide that I had not already discovered on the Internet.

I am usually a fan of Frommer's guidebooks. But this one just doesn't cut it.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide, but ... 12 Mar 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
The Frommer's Dominican Republic guide is a good guide for anyone making a quick trip to the DR. The book does overexaggerates on the crime issue. Crime in the DR is relatively low, maybe even lower than in the USA. Other than that, the book is excellent.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Information is too sparse and often not helpful 2 July 2009
By SW Highlander - Published on Amazon.com
I know it's a "portable" edition, but the only part my wife and I found helpful and adequate was the hotel section -- which you need before will be carrying it around anyway. The hotel section in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo were accurate and useful.

In Santo Domingo, its walking map of the Zona Colonial was badly off. Points of interest were on different blocks than indicated, the map was not to scale from one block to another (on the same map), and not to scale to the distance guide on the map. In the narrative sections, restaurants and Points of Interest were often not described adequately to find the place without asking people along the way.

We tried one of the book's top restaurants and found it laughably lacking: waitstaff that couldn't identify an oyster or cook the tableside flambe, a room that was devoid of any patrons on a Friday night, and old decor from a 1970's era hotel.

For nightclubs, it failed to mention that it's number one choice of clubs doesn't get going until 11 ("takes off at 9pm" was what the book said). Combined with a hotel concierge who led us astray, we had to sit around for over an hour as the early birds.

Overall, it's the worst Frommer's I've ever used.
3.0 out of 5 stars not what I had hoped for 14 Jun 2014
By Kris Madden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Book is ok; in the past I purchased other tourist books that had great information, lots of photos and better description. I wouldn't NOT suggest it, but I wouldn't purchase it again.
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money! 9 April 2013
By J. Landi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Sorry, but for 8.99 it is so not worth it. So small and very little information about the area and resorts. Maybe the Dom Re is that small and boring or else they need better writers. Find websites and reaqd those!!!!
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