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SANTO DOMINGO
BOCA CHICA
GUAYACANES
JUAN DOLIO
LA ROMANA
CASA DE CAMPO
ALTOS DE CHAVON
BAYAHIBE
SAONA and CATALINA
BOCA DE YUMA
HIGUEY
PUNTA CANA
BAVARO
EL CORTECITO
MICHES
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CAYO LEVANTADO
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RINCON BAY
LAS TERRENAS
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HIGUEY

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

Location

in the south-east region of Dominican Republic, in La Romana province, 32 miles far from La Romana and 34 miles far from Punta Cana.

 

 

How to reach

From La Romana, to east , in one hour by car.

Why Higuey

Higuey, with nice houses (las casitas) in the typical dominican architecture, was founded in 1494 by Juan de Esquivel, conqueror of Jamaica, and after extended between 1502 and 1508 by the captain Juan Ponce de Leon. Higuey is the most important pilgrimage destination of Altagracia Virgin devoteds, island patron saint. Here, every years, on January 21, thousands pilgrims come from all sides to visit the Nuestra Senora de Altagracia Sanctuary, where participate in the High Mass. The church contains the most big carillon of the continent.

 

 
   
   
 
  

 

 

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