Hey whats up everyone! I wanted to talk about Cabanas. I'm sure most of of you have heard about them. Cabanas are more or less short stay hotels that are geared towards facilitating sexual encounters. In otherwords, people go there for a quickie or an affair. I have been to a few cabanas in Santo Domingo. Some are VERY nice....with crystal shandeleers, marble floors jacuzzis and large plasma tvs with built in surround sound stereos where you can watch porn or switch between music stations. One place I went to even had built in internet! And there are mirrors everywhere! On the ceiling, the walls, even the floors! Some places even have disco lights! Here are how they work. There is a strip of what looks like car garages. If you have a car (or a taxi) you pull into the garage. You can close the garage door and secure you care if you want to, although I think it is more for privacy issues. When you open the door to the cabana, the main office is notified electronically. There is a phone in the room and they call and ask you how long you want to stay, if you want any food or beverages, and tell you the price. A few minutes later, you will hear a knoch at a little window in the room. An attendent will then give you whatever you asked for and you will pay for the room at this time also. The window is built in a way that the attendent CAN NOT see you or inside the room. You also can't see the attendent. So you could be naked with three girls and no one will ever know. Then its time to get down to business. Most of the higher end cabanas that I have been to have a menu where you can order alcohol and food as well as get condoms and towels. Prices start at around $450 RD and go up $1000 RD. That's $15-$30 US!!! You usually ge 3-4 hours for this price. All decent cabanas have airconditioning. There are cabanas located off Route 5 just west of Puerto Plata. There are also cabanas located on Autopista San Isidro in Eastern Santo Domingo. I am going to post a few pics of a really nice cabana I went to.