A different way to experience the wonderful water of the Dominican Republic is to venture to the canyons a short trip inland. A small storefront along the main strip of Cabarete, Iguana Mama has a healthy list of adventures to experience the island off the beach.
With the winter freeze hopefully moving away, you can forget about dripping your pipes and digging out cold-weather gear to finally ask the question, ‘What will we do this spring?” Kids will demand at least some portion of it. Your wife will demand some time for her. You need to create some time for yourself also.
You’ve landed in the capital city of San José, Costa Rica at Juan Santamaria International Airport. After making your way through customs and collecting your luggage at baggage claim, you meet your driver and head over get a quick bite at RostiPollos, a popular Costa Rican restaurant near the airport. Here you’re introduced to Costa Rican cuisine and try the Costa Rican beer, Imperial. It’s now time to make the journey to your beachside resort in Playa Esterillos Este.
An impending tropical storm at your destination is the last thing any traveler wants to hear. I hoped the storm would somehow bypass the island. As the flight from Miami neared Robert L Bradshaw International Airport, strong winds, low clouds and heavy rains blanketed the area. This made it nearly impossible to see the airport or tarmac. The pilot looped the island several times trying to get a clear view to land. He then came over the intercom and announced he’d attempt to land one more time, but if he couldn’t land after 15 minutes, we’d have to refuel in Puerto Rico and return to Miami for the night.