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Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more

The income in foreign currency generated by tourism, classified in the "Travel" account of the Balance of Payments, is estimated to amount to US $ 4,126.2 million in the first half of 2018, for an increase of 9.0% with respect to 2017. The figures are contained in the Tourist Barometer report carried out by the Technical Vice-Ministry of the Ministry...

President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao

The President of the Republic, Danilo Medina, led on Thursday the opening ceremony of the hotel complex Rancho Guacamayos in Bonao; designed under the schemes of a sustainable ecotourism, where the designs of natural landscapes are conjugated with buildings of a typical and modern concept at the same time. It is recalled that the first stage of the complex, located...

Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation

The invasion of algae in the Dominican coasts, mainly in the largest tourist area of ​​the country, is a problem that has been affecting the industry without chimneys for several years, increasing in some seasons more than in others. Willing to battle and aware that a solution must be created to minimize the damage and be able to stay full...

Barahona

Barahona
BARAHONA HISTORY Santa Cruz de Barahona or ‘Barahona' as it is shortened to by locals and tourist alike was founded by the French-Haitian general Toussaint L'Ouverture in the year 1802. Prior to its founding, the land was occupied by a few people and fishermen and eventually blossomed into a port city which became home to a massive agricultural and fishing economy. CULTURE Of...

Altos de Chavón

Altos de Chavón
ALTOS DE CHAVÓN Altos de Chavón, In 1976, Charles Bludhorn, the executive chairman of Paramount pictures (formerly Gulf + Western) had a creative idea. This idea was to use leftover stones from a nearby road/bridge building project to recreate a sixteenth-century Mediterranean styled village. This village was finally completed six years later in 1982 using backward technology to keep true...

Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living

juan dolio
In the San Pedro de Macoris province, on the south coast of the Dominican Republic lies a small seaside town named Juan Dolio. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Formerly a fishing village inhabited by the indigenous Taino People in the pre-Columbian age, Juan Dolio would be unrecognizable to locals and tourists today. Juan Dolio remained a farming/fishing village for...

Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean

cabarete
The town of Cabarete was founded by Zephaniah Kingsley as part of his Mayorasgo de Koka estate in 1835. He along with his mixed race family and a total of 53 slaves who he freed from plantations in Florida and escorted to the island were among the first official settlers in Cabarete whose descendants remain on this land today. Where...

Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana

Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas, a scenic beach lying in the north of the province of Samana at the north eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. History and Background In the year 1946, the then president (Trujillo) gave an order for the relocation of the rural population of Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas where they would work as farmers and fishermen. This fishing village...

Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)

Puerto Plata
On the northern coast of the Dominican Republic lies a city named Puerto Plata. Discovered on Columbus’ first voyage to the island, he expressed that the fog at peak of the mountain had a silver-like appearance and from there the name “Puerto Plata” was coined – “The Silver Port”. History of Puerto Plata When properly settled in the early 16 th century, Puerto Plata...

Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos

Metaldom
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.- The Industrial facility currently holding Metaldom on Santo Domingo's seaside will be replaced by the construction of 2,000 middle to upper-middle class condos as per reported by Listin Diario. The Project is waiting for approval of the National District's Council in order to start the construction on a 194,000 square meters area along with the possibility to...

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