Rice, beans, chicken and seafood are staples and local beer El Presidente and rum Brugal are inexpensive.
Punta Cana The premier all-inclusive tourist resort area in the Dominican Republic. Boyer's occupation troops, who were largely Dominicans, were unpaid and had to "forage and sack" from Dominican civilians.
As a consequence, Spain was forced to cede Santo Domingo to the French under the terms of the Treaty of Basel July 22, in order to get the French to withdraw from Spain.
Climate The Dominican Republic has a moderate, relatively mild tropical climate, although it lies well within the tropical zone. The revenue acquired in these acts of piracy was invested in the economic expansion of the colony and led to repopulation from Europe.
The first recorded smallpox outbreak in the Americas occurred on Hispaniola in The Cordillera Septentrional, the northernmost range, looms above a narrow coastal plain drained by such short rivers as the Balabonico and the Yasica.