Dominican Republic - Part One - Dune Buggy-ing

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"The Dominican Republic is my holy land, my Mecca."
- Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

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Dune Buggy-ing Group in Dominican Republic


Dune Buggy

So in the beginning of May, Israel's family and mine, as well as, all of our close friends, flew down to Punta Cana in Dominican Republic for a week of fun in the sun - not to mention for Israel and I's wedding!

One of the first excursions we did was going on Dune Buggies. At first, I didn't think I was gonna enjoy it too much. But it was actually a lot of fun - minus the muddy roads (which permanently stained my Justin Bieber shirt!).

During the trip we made three stops - Macao Beach, a cigar house and a got to jump into a crystalline water cave! So here are some photos from the adventure we had!


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Macao Beach

Macao Beach is a popular beach in Punta Cana - it has white sand and clears water and attracts a ton of tourists. Not only that, Macao Beach is the only beach in Punta Cana that isn't surrounded by resorts. It is also a popular dune buddy/four wheel rider stop! It was such a beautiful beach but I mean all tropical beaches are beautiful because of that perfect white sand and that clear, turquoise water!


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Cigar House

This place felt more like a sales pitch. They took us to a cigar house and I thought they were gonna show us how cigars were made. When Israel and I went to Cuba, they took us to an actual cigar house, where the showed us the whole process of making a cigar. But here, it just a quick show and then we were showed other products like Mamajuana, green tea, coffee, oregano, and other things. The only thing Israel and I did here was buy Crazy Cigars, they change flavours while you're smoking them (which I didn't notice while smoking).

Cave

The last stop was a cave with crystalline water that the tourists were allowed to jump into! At first, I wasn't going to do this because they warned people saying, if you can't swim very well, it wasn't a good idea to jump in! Not only that, because Punta Cana was hit with a lot of rain before we arrived there, the water in the cave was raised from 25ft to 40 ft. But as soon as I saw the life jackets and saw everyone else trying it, I just had too! And I loved it! The water was cool and it was just an amazing experience! I would do it again if I could!

The first jump I did, I jumped in with Israel, and when we both came up from the drop, Israel looked like he died and was just stunned. I can still picture his face as I write this (and it was hilarious)! I jumped in one other time before we were rushed to leave! After that, we had to book it back to our buggies to leave!


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Can't wait to show you more of our trip!


- The Cassie Paige

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