Los Negros in the region of Azua is a place located in Dominican Republic – some 60 mi (or 97 km) West of Santo Domingo, the country’s capital. “Very dark skies and desert area with very little rainfall and year-round comfortable temperatures between about 68F at night to 84F in the day.”
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