Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- my destination
, my headache.
Firstly, currently in Puerto Rica (PR) at Palmas del Mar. Our visas expires 20 Nov 2019. Awesome marina. Super quiet. Felt we had the place to ourselves. Nice suburb and lucky enough to made friends with Joe and Awilda , contractors to the boat
yard. Amazing people.
Now: My wife and I needs to go to Dominican Republic
(DR) to renew there our USA visitors visa.
Currently, our PR friends advises against going to DR, almost against any price
Many bureaucracy and fraud and bribes, especially (apparently) against private boat
Any updates on taking the south route
in DR (Santo Dominico), being there with a sail yacht, and bureaucracy and their bribes? Even talks off boat confiscating etc.
Any news of late, recommendations on anchorages
at Casa de Campo , or Bocha Chico nearer to the Capital?
May have to wait some 2 weeks in the vicinity to obtain outcome of our visas renewal applications.
Thus marimas less of an attraction.
Should leave for DR from PR 20 Nov'19. Have a few days at sea to finalise any strategies.