On our way to Bayahibe we drove through La Romana and got a little lost. A guy at a gas station, had us follow him through town so we could find our road again. He was so helpful. Bayahibe was really nice and cute. La Romana is only a couple miles across the bay but there is a world of difference between them. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we could walk around and explore at night. The town was like an old Western town with two hotels, one bar, dirt roads and a slow pace of life. Lindsay probably won't go back there though because she saw a (1) rat and made me carry her on my back across the path the rat had crossed. It was a freak out of epic proportions. She was absolutely paralyzed with fear. Truthfully, the rat was kind of cute. It was fat and slow and not totally afraid of people.
We went to the public beach which was completely surrounded by resorts. The beach was pretty but the sand is made up mostly of crushed up seashells and it sticks to your feet. Not what we are used to. I applied the sunblock which cost $14 and then proceeded to have an allergic reaction to it. This happened on our Honeymoon with the same kind of sun block. We had to leave the beach after only a couple hours because I was losing my mind. It was a minor freakout but I was in immense pain. When we got back home to S.D. we bought sun block that I am not allergic to and it was much more affordable ($13). Lindsay can hardly stand the prices here. All in all we had a good time and it was nice to get away from the city and not have to depend on taxis for the weekend. The country was beautiful, here are some pictures.
We also drove through this amazing cut out. We didn't get the camera out in time but this was an enormous gorge with a bright blue river at the bottom.