This very beach was really nice and charming. Located south-east of the Dominican Republic, it is a small fishermen village called Bayahibe which is about 2 hour road from Santo Domingo. This place is really enjoyed by Dominican people for the week-end. One can have a nice bath in the warm waters, then have a local rhum and a grilled fish bought for few pesos at the “Comedor”.
Still, I guess this village is changing rapidly because of the intense tourism which occurs in this part of the Dominican Republic. The south-east coast from Boca Chica up to Punto Cana has nothing to do with what it looked like 7 or 8 years ago. One can’t walk more than five kilometres without seeing a gigantic hotel Resort made for hundreds of tourists. Even in this charming village, the entrance was disfigured by a great parking lot made for dozens of buses which bring tourists for a one day trip to the Saona island in front of Bayahibe. This parking didn’t exist four years ago. Luckily, many other places of this beautiful country are still preserved and worth the trip.
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bliard (1116) 2005-08-20 6:56
Nice composition. These boats are full of colors!! The line of trees is great also. Like the colors
es841 (2113) 2005-08-20 7:04
Superbe image qui le rappelle un excellent souvenir. En effet au fond de l'image on appreçoit l'hotel "Cas del Mar" où j'ai passé ma lune de miel.
Je conserve un excellent souvenir de cet endroit. Et tu illustre cet endroit idyllique de façon magistrale.
cmarino (2488) 2005-08-20 7:13
Beautiful shot, Steven.
Very good composition of this tropical scene with the yellow boat very well placed in the pic.
Amellia (1862) 2005-08-20 7:20
wspanialy rajski widoczek, marzenie na spedzenie urlopu, piekna kolorystyka, podoba mi sie , pozdrawiam serdecznie:))
davido (1982) 2005-08-20 7:24
Belle image tropicale.
La mer est presque transparente et les cocotiers sont bien là. Néanmoins, la photo n'est pas totalement classique grâce à la présence de ces nuages menaçants qui viennent dévier quelque peu l'image idyllique que l'on pourrait avoir de ce coin du globe.
mlopes (494) 2005-08-20 7:38
Hi Steven, it's a global problem isn't it? that's why i try to meet always someone from the country that can lead me to pure and unknow places... i see it's still a fine beach but i understand perfectly your note.
MiguelP (14470) 2005-08-20 8:34
Nice view of the Dominican Republic, far from the golden prisons of the Resort (I´m sorry but it´s not my cup of tea for travel)... I love the perspective and obviously the colours as well as the kaos on the sand... I hope someone decide to preserve some part of this island from the massive touristic attack.
tars (882) 2005-08-20 10:19
Nice lookout over the beach of Bayahide. Good sharpness and composition, the yellow boat on the foreground give it a special touch. Very nice cloudy-bleu sky. Very well done.
Have a nice day ... Tars
robiuk (10807) 2005-08-20 14:01
I have no objections here, whatsoever!
Absolutely beautifully composed and with a little luck (gorgeous cloudy sky that day), this makes very tasty image to look at.
How did you manage not to have people in the frame? Where have all the tourists gone?
supereira (9576) 2005-08-20 15:37
Beautiful view.I like the composition and point of view.I like the colors,light,but I think this photo needs more sharp.Great sky.I like the detail of the boats.Well done!
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-08-20 17:26
The truth in a photo. Nice colours, light and details. Great composition.
CoolDan (2516) 2005-08-21 10:47
Ohhh que je connais bien cet endroit et que de bons souvenirs s'y rattachent.
Jolie photo de vacances.
Emile (20350) 2005-08-22 1:12
Beautiful picture Steven.
Bayahibe was one of the most beautiful beach in the Dominican Republic. Once you were only able to go by boat, no road was available at that time. Now the tourist invasion changed the beach. But any way, you got an excellent picture and a very good note.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-08-22 4:51
Belle temoinage de cette belle but du paradis. ça serait interesant voir une photo de cette endrotie dans 5 ans. J'espere que pas tous les endroites come ça perdent leur charm.
ballyna (1689) 2005-09-07 6:03
so powerfull colors,and good compo.the yellow boat adds much to the pic,
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/195 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-20 6:53