Photographer's Note

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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