During my transfer, I talked to Rayner, NexusTours' representative. As it was my first time in the Dominican Republic and wanted to know and enjoy as much as possible, I asked him what his favorite excursion was. He told me that I must definitely go to Saona Island, a paradisiacal place, full of beautiful beaches, good music, typical dishes, and the best views to take pictures; besides visiting Puerto Plata. Of course, I took his recommendation and went to Saona Island, where I had a wonderful time, and the next day I went to Puerto Plata.
In Puerto Plata, I met Vidania, a representative of the northern area. I wanted to know his opinion about why the Dominican Republic is a destination that people have to visit at least once in a lifetime. Without hesitation, he told me:
"The Dominican Republic is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the Caribbean, offering visitors breathtaking mountain scenery, historic colonial architecture, and vibrant urban life. I can say that the kindness and warmth of its people is the greatest value of the Dominican Republic; you will experience the joy, music, and color of the Dominicans, no matter where you go in the country." And of course, it was like that!
In Puerto Plata, I visited Central Park and the Fortress of San Felipe. I toked the cable car of Puerto Plata to observe the magnificent landscape and the entire town, from the Isabel de Torres mountain. I also taste Mamajuana's enigmatic flavor, the traditional liquor handmade from rum, honey, red wine, and herbs. You definitely have to try it!
Back in Punta Cana, I took the excursion to the Colonial City, where I met Frank, NexusTours destination expert. During the transfer, Frank told me that this was the first city built in the new world after America's discovery. I visited the first church and important national monuments that gave birth to the Dominican culture. Since it was my last day, I wanted to try a typical Dominican dish, so I asked him about his favorite. He told me to try "La Bandera Dominicana," a succulent combination of rice, beans, and meat, and it was delicious!
It was the day of my departure, and of course, I had already booked my transfer with NexusTours. The service arrived punctually at the hotel where I was staying. Victoria, an operations specialist, received me with all the security measures I mentioned at the beginning. I told her about the experience I had during my transfer, my stay, and the attention Vidania, Rayner, and Frank gave me. It was a pleasure to hear those words for her since they are always committed to quality service and the satisfaction of each traveler. When I arrived at the airport, I thanked Victoria, said goodbye to her, and got back home.
I have to say that the next time I return to the Dominican Republic, I will re-book my transfer with NexusTours. Widely recommended!