Took a thirty minute boast ride out to Playa Fronton in Las Galeras. Perfect, secluded beach surrounded by black cliffs.

The nature in the DR is stellar. Beautiful, natural, empty beaches in national parks make a stark contrast to the busy and incredibly noisy daily life in town. Dominican is probably the noisiest place I’ve ever been, and the vast untamed beaches and extensive parks make a welcome escape.

I understand the appeal of resorts to a certain degree- my passion for buffets Is rivalled by few- but nothing can compare to the serenity experienced in a place like this.