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Rafting, Cordillera Central

Dominican Republic, Caribbean: beach-bumming isn't your style, Yaque del Norte—the DR's longest river—will get your heart rate up
Cordillera Central
Dominican Republic's insider take:

Thrill-seeking types tend to gravitate toward the DR's longest river, Río del Norte, in the Cordillera Central region. The Class II to Class IV rapids include a precipitous drop called the "Mike Tyson" (which definitely packs a punch). Rancho Baiguate offers one-day tours from Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. No prior rafting experience is necessary, but you must be a good swimmer and over 12 years old. Tour prices are around $90 per person, and all gear is included. You'll just need to bring your own cojones (809-574-4940;

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