Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
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Lizz/Kev... We were there in Luperon in 2005 for a month and we hated everything about the place. In my view it was the worst place we visited in 6 years of cruising. Filthy, unsanitary, poor food and water, corrupt officials, abject poverty, whores all over the streets and many cruisers who seemed to be waiting for US statutes of limitations to wear out or the 60's to return.
Others just love the place for the cheap living and some of the country side IS spectacular...but don't swim under the waterfalls...bad stuff in the water!
Some things may have changed in the last couple of years but nothing could induce me to return. If i were doing the thorny path again...I would head to the new marina in Puerto Plata. BTW...how do you plan to be there in early December?? Sailing straight through? Steve Pavlidas' Guide to Turks and Caicos gives excellent advice on the passage AND good chartlets and waypoints for Luperon.