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“Apocalypse Now Helicopter scene location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Chavon

Rio Chavon
La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Apocalypse Now Helicopter scene location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

it's pretty but there's no infrastructure except a few shacks selling local fare, no restaurants or organised boat tours. The locals use it to bathe and party but it could be made more inclusive and fun.

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Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Fantastic place to go by boat and have a swim!! Swiming in fresh water when you know you are surronded by salt water in quite impressive!!! Great views and great for pictures!!

Visited January 2012
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I love the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

What a great place! Very nice and so peaceful! I love it and I wish I could go back there every weekend.

Visited April 2012
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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice but nothing special.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We took a boat trip from Altes De Chavon down the river, it was nice with crystal clear waters, but for us, that's all it represented.

Visited March 2012
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great natural scenary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The view from Altos de Chavon is breathtaking! You should try to get your picture from Altos de Chavon village with the river behind you. The river is cristal clear and surrounded by forest.

Visited December 2011
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