Monday, July 15, 2013

La Ramona, Dominican Republic

 
La Ramona, Dominican Republic, welcomes you with coral beaches and dancers on the pier.


The Dominican Republic is a large island/country, and we had lots of choices for excursions.




We chose to go to  Altos de Chavón, a re-creation of a medieval European village.
Its construction began in 1976 when the construction of a nearby road and bridge crossing the Chavón River had to be blasted through a mountain of stone. The developers  had the idea of using the stones to build a sixteenth-century Mediterranean village. Construction was completed in the early 1980s.

 












 






It was a beautiful place, and the shuttle ride there was very inexpensive.











As always, the locals loved Santa!