Yes Linda, the taxi driver did wait for us. there were several guys waiting for people.
The beach, Bayahibe, was nice water was comfortable and the sand was very clean.
We stayed for about 2.5 hrs..the only facilities available were port o lets which we did not visit. There were small huts set up with people selling paintings, t-shirts carvings etc...have a great time!!!
P.S. I tried to send to your e-mail..server was down
there were 12 in our group...the rate is 35/5 people..I know it sounds strange..they ended up taking our whole group for less than it could have been..they are used to waiting..several other drivers were there...down from the area where we were was a "lighthouse" shaped bar thing..I think you could buy drinks there..one of the guys in the little huts provided beer for $3 each I think...area appears safe..it is in between two exclusive resorts that have chairs etc..not really any shade...unless you stay pretty far back on the beach..I didn't see anyplace to eat...Have a great time...I am already trying to coerce people to go again in June of 2005..