Dominican Republic: Backpacking
A Land of Contrasts
A backpacking holiday in the Dominican Republic is not the budget traveler’s idyll that it once was. With the island’s increasing reliance on international tourism, more and more hotels have sprung up at the expense of less costly accommodation. Food and drink prices have also reflected the burgeoning market for wealthier tourists holidaying there, and so a backpacking holiday in the Dominican Republic is less attractive than it was even ten years ago. That said, if you are willing to book during the hurricane months in the later part of the year then you can find some real bargains. Many restaurants, hotels and bars are desperate for clientele during these barren months when the wealthier tourists stay away, so if you book in advance and plan well, a value for money trip is not impossible. A backpacking holiday in the Dominican Republic might not be perfect year-round, but if you can drop in at the right time on your way around Latin America it can be highly rewarding.