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2010/03/29

Catey International Samana Airport (Samana)

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The Samana Airport is one of the smaller airports in the Dominican Republic.

This airport is used by passengers traveling to the town of Samana, which is 40 km.

The proximity of this airport to various resorts make it one of those over air traffic during the summer months.

The IATA code of the airport is AZS.
All commercial flights out of a single terminal.

Samana airport on flights operating within the Dominican Republic, international flights and long haul flights. Condor Airlines, Thomsonfly and WestJet flights have AZS.

This Airport is opened since November 2006 , it is strategically located right at the entrance of the Peninsula, between Nagua and Sanchez, the Region now has an excellent and convenient International Direct connection with Europe, Canada, USA, and other destinations.

Las Terrenas and Samana resorts, and in full, feverish development to improve and bring everything needed to attract international tourism markets.



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Vista Mare Coral Hotel (Samana Hotels)

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Vista Mare is the place where service and style come together in such grand fashion that it will forever change the way you view the word vacation.

The resort is less than an hour away from Samana’s International Airport, and barely 2.5 hours away from Santo Domingo, through the new highway.

Vista Mare’s location is ideal for outdoor activities and one of the most spectacular attractions in the Caribbean such as whale sighting or deep sea fishing or simple enjoyment of one of the two fantastic beaches the hotel has to offer.

87 fully equipped and exquisitely designed residences spreads out unevenly throughout Los Cacaos hillside, overlooking the breathtaking turquoise waters of a secluded bay.

Currently they have 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom & 3 Bedroom apartments each of them with equitative number of bathrooms.

All of them including fully equipped kitchens, along with dishwasher and laundry/dry machine and wonderful balcony area which includes a open area Jacuzzi (in some of the apartments).

Services Included
Housekeeping
Cable TV

The Restaurant and Bar located within the hotel will not only leave you wanting more but with best view you can get of an amazing sunset.

Vista Mare features an A la Carte menu with nothing but the best local and International meals, prepared by our skilled chefs.

You will have at your disposal the best gastronomical offer, from exquisite entrées to tasteful main dishes and the most delicious native coconut desserts.

Bar & Lounge

Begin another wonderful Caribbean evening, enjoying your favorite cocktail, warm or frozen coffee or preferred glass of wine at Vista Mare. The bar also offers national & international drinks.

This Hotel have another Restaurant-Bar conveniently located in one of their beaches.



Vista Mare is conveniently located, providing easy access to many outdoor activities and the most spectacular sights. The guests can enjoy two beautiful beaches, along these activities.
Mountain biking On site Spa (coming soon)
Horse back riding Salon (coming soon)
Trekking Fully equipped gym
Windsurfing Infinity edge pools
Four-wheel Sightseeing
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2010/03/27

Parque Colón (Columbus Park) Santo Domingo



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Parque Colón (Columbus Park) is one of the parks and historical places of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, who served as principal place of celebration of colonial society.


Parque Colón is currently used as the main center of cultural activities and also part of the Heritage of Santo Domingo.


During the colonial period of the fifteenth century, were carried out several buildings on the Hispaniola island which were the first colonial homes throughout the Americas.

Within these residential buildings was created the Parque Colón which was called by the name of Plaza Mayor of Santo Domingo, which dates from 1506, and throughout the passing years until today has undergone several modifications.

This was the main entertainment center of the inhabitants of the time, and that gave it life and glory of the town of La Isabela, and its surroundings.

The name of Plaza Mayor, was given in honor of Knight Commander of the Order of Nicolas de Ovando, who came to Santo Domingo in 1502.


Formerly known as Cathedral Square, as a few meters from the square was the First Cathedral of America.

In the center of this park is the statue of Christopher Columbus pointing a finger toward the north, and was a creation of French sculptor E. Gilbert on 27 February 1887.


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US$ 400 Millions will be Invest in Cap Cana Hotels

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A U.S. company Apple Leisure Group and Cap Cana Group yesterday announced the start of construction of the resort called Cap Cana AT Gems (Cap Cana Jewels), which includes construction of four modern and luxurious hotels with an initial investment of over $ 400 million.

The investment will be made by Apple Leisure Group, chaired by John Mullen, while construction will be undertaken by the company AMResorts, whose chairman is Alex Zazaya.

The ceremony was led by Dominican president Leonel Fernandez, who immediately appreciated the investment and said that is a sign of how quickly the Dominican Republic has overcome the crisis that has gripped the world, while he recounted how he got that investment to the country.

The president explained that the investment project with the Marbella by Metro Country Club, opened last Thursday in Juan Dolio, are the best bets you can do in the Dominican Republic.

The president explained that the project is now a reality, a conflict arose in contiguity principle investors remained with the Cap Cana Group which became the mediator.


According to the explanations of the promoters of the work, the project emphasizes the commitment of the company AMResorts with the Dominican Republic as a tourist destination, highlighting the facilities and access to what they called a beauty project incorporated, with a wide range of activities and easy access for travelers from the United States, Latin America and several European countries.

The complex will consist of hotels Setry Gems Cap Cana, Secrets Gems Cap Cana, Cap Cana and New Gems Gems Now Preferred Cap Cana will offer a combination of 1,100 suites and generate six thousand new jobs. Its opening is scheduled for late 2012.

The resort covers 14 thousand square meters of commercial and recreational space, and a convention center with three thousand square meters, world-class spa with hydrotherapy area, a casino covering an area of two million square feet, gourmet restaurant, bars, boutiques, kids club and explorer Square artist.

During the ceremony, Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia, gave recognition to John Mullen, president of Apple Leisure, for the great contributions to the development of Dominican tourism industry, as it has over 40 years linked to tourism in the country.

Opening remarks were made by the Minister of Tourism, while welcome were made by Cap Cana Group president, Ricardo Hazoury. Meanwhile, John Mullen delivered the keynote address at the event.

He predicted that 2010 will be one of the most promising in terms of tourism growth in the Dominican Republic. Garcia reported that last year the country received about 4 million tourists from around the world and is expected to exceed the target in 2010.

Garcia made the comparison with Brazil, in the sense that it is a country with 200 million inhabitants and one million square kilometers and only receives six million tourists, while DR has only 10 million people and 48 square miles and was 4 million tourists.
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2010/03/26

Cap Cana Celebrate PGA Tour


The activities began in The Cap Cana championship official tournament of the PGA Champions Tour.

In the event a professional player and four amateurs from around the world are combined in more than 40 foursomes to play and compete in the Pro Am Tournament at the Punta Espada golf course in Punta Cana With over 200 national and international guests, the Blue Marlin restaurant, located in Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana Hotel was the place for players to golf professionals and top executives from the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour, shared an evening with the directors of Cap Cana, sponsors, owners, the organizing team of the tournament and special guests.

The activity was led by Ricardo Hazoury, president of Cap Cana Council, Mike Stevens, president of PGA Tour's Champions Tour and Efren Garcia Estrada, executive director of The Cap Cana Championship, together with the 150 amateurs and 78 professional players compete in the tournament, thirty of them considered among the best players in the world.

Mike Stevens, president of the PGA Champions Tour, addressing those present, thanked Cap Cana for the third consecutive year to be a host copy of the Tournament.

Also, Dave Marr, representing The Golf Chanel, introduced with a brief profile of each of professional golfers.

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Juan Dolio will become in one of the major Dominican tourists Destinations


Dominican President Leonel Fernández predicted that Juan Dolio will become in the next years in one of the most developed tourist destinations in Dominican Republic.

The president made the statement after leading the opening ceremony of the Marbella by Metro Country Club Juan Dolio, work that was lifted by the Metro Group with an investment of over U.S. $ 100 million.

"The first thing I have to say is this project we are inaugurating today (yesterday) it does is to highlight the great development that has been getting the Juan Dolio area as a tourist destination in the Dominican Republic" said the president.

Fernandez said that for years the area was abandoned, but in the last decade has been reactivated with the infrastructure, citing the case of the motorway from the east.

He explained that the water system is already in the termination phase, as a treatment plant wastewater.

The president said that the thrust of Juan Dolio is because it has succeeded in attracting investment.

"I'm sure in years to come, especially in the accumulation phase we have had, the Juan Dolio area will be among the most developed tourist resorts in the Dominican Republic with a big impact on surrounding communities," said Fernandez after the inauguration.


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2010/03/24

Clarion Hotel (Santo Domingo Hotels)

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The Clarion Hotel Santo Domingo is a key location in the financial heart of Santo Domingo with easy access to major shopping malls in the city, bars, restaurants and sports arenas.

This city hotel, specializing in business, offers free wireless Internet access (WI-FI) connections in the areas and high speed Internet in all rooms and nine meeting rooms, a leading Spa, Salon , laundry, bakery, business center, two stylish restaurants, a bar with live nightly entertainment, an executive floor with VIP lounge and free admission to the Body Shop Athletic Club.

With your reservation we give 10 minutes of massage at the Oasis Spa, safe, welcome drink and access to the gym during their stay.

Restaurants & Bars:

-Festival
Restaurant
- Tropical Coffee Shop
- Sighs, Bakery & Confectionery
- Bottom's Bar

For the discerning traveler who wants personal attention they offer an Executive Floor. They are 31 rooms and suites, which have spacious lounge areas, dining room and bedroom. In this exclusive VIP Lounge, Clarion Club, guests receive personal service, continental breakfast, two meeting rooms, secretarial assistance and two PC workstations.

Executive Floor Services

* Check in custom
* Area with TV
* Open area for smokers
* 2 cubicles with computers and mobile services
* Copies, fax, printing, secretarial services (additional cost)
* Continental breakfast in the lounge floor in the cafeteria or buffet Tropical for a person (not including room service).
* High Speed Internet
* National and international newspapers
* Rental cars, limousines, cellphones and audiovisual equipment
* Concierge service
* Transfer to Airport (extra charge)
* 2 conference rooms (reservation required)

The Clarion Hotel Santo Domingo has 13 banquet and meeting facilities for up to 400 people. Catering services for weddings and special plans.

Spa & Salon

Oasis Spa: offers massages, facials, saunas and special treatments forefront. Hours Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Xanadu Beauty Parlor: beauty parlor. Offers a wide variety of treatments according to their needs. Hours Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Both are located on the third floor of the Hotel.



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Quintas del Bosque Real State (Jarabacoa)



Quintas del Bosque Hotel is a Real State project located in Jarabacoa an is composed of mountain cabins Draft (fifth), divided into 5 woods are accessed by separate routes, each with permanent security in their access points.

Their forests are found at elevations from 650 mt to 1,000 mt above sea level and mix different views of the mountains, urban areas and the imposing presence of The Mogote of Jarabacoa, the highest point of the area and declared as an important natural reservation.

The designation of forests is based on the names of the various species of trees used in reforestation of adjacent areas.

-Caribbean Forest:

This forest contains lots of larger, less rugged topography and mountain view. It has 21 units which are located between the three common areas of Quintas del Bosque: administrative offices, child's play area and Forest Park.

- Grevillea Forest:

Given area for future development of 22 units with a beautiful view of the mountains, to the urban area and the valley of Jarabacoa.

-Cipres Forest:

Comprised of 18 units located in the central part of Quintas del Bosque with an extraordinary panoramic view, including Mogote and Rio Yaque del Norte.

-Araucaria Forest:

Area consists of 9 units sold in its entirety to owners Quintas founders of the Forest.

- Occidentalis Forest:

It is the highest part of Quintas del Bosque Hotel and consists of 6 units. This forest corresponds to the first expansion, to acquire one of the surrounding terrain.

Services:

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Electrification.
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Aqueduct.
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Administrative Offices.
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Security.
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Regulation.
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Maintenance Fee.

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Areas Children's Games
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Gazebo Project
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Waterfall surrounded
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Forest Park




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Politur Will Watch Santo Domingo Malecon

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The National Police and the National District City Council ceased operating the security system of the Malecon and immediately the Police Chief Rafael Guillermo Guzman Fermin, ordered a force of 263 men divided by 66 police officers, 45
Municipal Police, 20 officers and 137 Politur come later from the Department of Police Radio Patrol.

Fermin Guzman and Mayor Roberto Salcedo agreed that the city of Santo Domingo will be safer where natives and foreign tourists can go for a walk, breathe fresh air, without fear of crime.

They cite as an example the Plaza Juan Baron, before her recovery was a place for crime and was invaded by individuals, adding that today is a place where families can go to enjoy their beauty.

Precisely, this Palm Sunday, this place will quote the Cuban singer Pablo Milanes during a concert for the people free of charge, as the mayor Roberto Salcedo, where everyone can enjoy their songs.

In the Security System of the Malecon six units will patrol vehicle, two motorized, with foot patrols to be responsible for ensuring the safety of citizens who visit the Malecon in the company of their families or alone.

So a Marine Corridor will be launch that will be all across the boardwalk, and the cleanliness of it that will be in charge.

As for the National Police, its chief, Major General Rafael Guillermo Guzman Fermin said that henceforth there will be no crime on the Malecon, adding that this ensures that you can visit the area without problems to be attacked by vandals.

This is so because there will be monitored 24 hours a day, with constant patrols by the Police and Municipal Police Politur.

He also said that this ensures recover physical spaces, the entire area formerly in private hands.

Salcedo unveiled an entire project intervention, the readjustment and recovery space as an example Malecon and Plaza Juan Baron.

He recalled that the Plaza Omar Torrijos was suburb and it was also recovered by the authorities of the National District City Council.

"The beach was recovered and Guibia and you know what that means for the communes of the capital city," he said.

He explained that now rules is the process of readjustment, which will be built around a promenade, with terraces of 10 meters with an illumination, which these days begins and the bidding process for lighting around the Malecon and "We have to thank the Ministry of Tourism, which will make significant contributions to the construction of the promenade," he said.

Regarding the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Park, said it is in the process of remodeling, began casts and other work platforms and walkways that will be increased significantly "

This work will retain its original design, only the sidewalks will suffer changes to the benefit of those who visit.

The troops will take care from now on the pier began work immediately and were dismissed by the Police Chief, Mayor of the city and several junior officers who will be responsible for constant monitoring of work.

Fermin Guzman said that in the future on the Malecon family can enjoy healthy recreation without the fear of being victim of crime and with the assurance of police presence in the area.

Also, the police conducted patrols along the Malecon, provide security to the hotel zone of the capital, where hundreds of tourists come each month.

This guarantees to tourists and municipal walk freely and go to entertainment centers in the area without fear of being attacked by vandals.

According to Guzmán Fermín, it will make every effort to hereafter increase public safety in the area bearing fruit for the benefit of tourism and its own citizens who every day walks through the area to enjoy the scenery, the centers of fun and all the splendor that brings the beauty of the Malecon and the Caribbean sea in the evening and the beautiful sunrise that nature provides us.

Yesterday was launched on the Malecon Security System during a ceremony chaired by the Chief of Police and the mayor of the city.
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2010/03/23

Golf Courses in Dominican Republic

Punta Cana Golf Courses

At the Punta Cana Hotel, P.B. Dye landscaped the flat oceanfront La Cana course layout into a voluptuous course reminiscent of a Matisse sculpture. The course 7,152 yards and is one of the longest in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Sea is visible on 14 of the 18 holes and players may feel like they are falling into the water on 4 of them. The holes at La Cana take advantage of the natural splendor of the country's eastern most point.

Also at the Punta Cana Hotel situated on a pristine stretch of land composed of several rocky cliffs, the 7,555 yard Corales golf course designed by Tom Fazio features 6 ocean front holes providing a dramatic backdrop for Fazio's world class design.

The course's 18th hole has a unique 'double-shot' daring players to try to drive over the ocean and rock-lined cliffs of the Bay of Corales to the fairway on the other side. Corales is quite simply one of the most challenging and talked about ocean-front courses in the world.

Golf travelers to Punta Cana can also play Cocotal golf and country club designed by Spanish golf champion Jose "Pepe" Gancedo and which is a challenging 18 hole course with swaying coconut trees, and serene lakes. Cocotal is next to the Paradisus Palma Real resort, a 5 star all inclusive property.

The La Cana Course at Punta Cana Hotel:

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Set along the white sand beaches of the Punta Cana/Bavaro coast will be the new Punta Blanca golf course by Nick Price, located near the new Majestic Colonial Beach Resort Punta Cana.

Nick Price has designed this challenging course through natural wetland areas with large waste bunkers built in the tropical vegetation.

Punta Blanca golf course offers various playing options and is planted with Seashore Paspalum grass, that prospers in the salt air and has been a key contributor to the overall growth of very well maintained golf courses in the Caribbean.

The Roco Ki Faldo Legacy course is located in the Macao area just north of Punta Cana. The course stretches to 7,118 yards from its championship tees, with approximately 100 bunkers strategically integrated into the natural features of the Caribbean landscape.

The spectacular par-5 18th is destined to become one of golf's most thrilling finishes with two carries over water where ocean breezes will challenge your drive and iron shot.

Jack Nicklaus is currently designing three golf courses at Cap Cana near the Punta Cana Resort and Club.

The first of three course by Nicklaus open for play is Punta Espada Golf Course. Punta Espada Golf Course is named for the coastlines resemblance to the tip of a sword.

The course features eight great holes directly on the stunning ocean coastline and ocean views from every hole.

Cap Cana gave Nicklaus his pick of land before all other real estate plans were initiated.

Nicklaus used the most visual, interesting, and breathtaking parcels of the land to build the course.

Each hole will deserve recognition as an exotic beauty of the Caribbean, especially the signature 17th.

Nicklaus himself was at the course for the opening celebration in October of 2006. The course is now one of the best in the entire Caribbean.

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South Coast and La Romana Golf Courses

Gary Player has also left his mark in 2002 at the Guavaberry Golf & Country Club, in southern Juan Dolio located about 45 minutes east of Casa De Campo.

Guavaberry is also just 30 minutes from Santo Domingo's airport making it easily accessible.

Renowned for creating spectacular, challenging courses in the world's most sought-after settings, P.B. Dye has outdone himself at La Estancia.

This 18-hole 72-par course is 7,600 yards from the championship tees.

Every detail of its design and construction was rigorously conceptualized and planned to give golfers of all levels a memorable experience they'll yearn to repeat. Even the varieties of grass on the fairways and greens were carefully chosen and seeded by hand.

Pete Dye, considered by many to be the world's most renowned golf course architect has designed three of the most internationally renowned courses at the now legendary Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana.

The breathtakingly beautiful Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and Links courses offer distinct challenges and distinguished charm and beauty. Golf Magazine has also ranked Teeth of the Dog at Casa De Campo as the #34 best courses in the world.

The Teeth of the Dog course at Casa De Campo has also been continually recognized as one of the best Caribbean golf courses and in December 2005, Teeth of the Dog re-opened after receiving an extensive makeover.

The 6,461-yard Links Course at Casa De Campo can also take a bite out of your confidence.

One look at the small greens, pot bunkers and the tall native grass bordering the course and you can almost hear the Scottish bagpipes in the background.

Dye Fore is the third 18 holes course gem of the trio at Casa De Campo. The holes run parallel to the Chavon River with breathtaking views of the mountains to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south.

Dye Fore is fantastic featuring some of the more spectacular par three holes in the world.


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North Coast Golf Courses

Robert Trent Jones left his mark at Playa Dorada Golf Course, 18 holes with well conditioned greens, which is on the north coast of the island and is one of the last courses ever designed by Jones in 1976.

Also on the north coast is Playa Grande Golf Course known as the pebble beach of Caribbean golf having opened in 1997 and located in Puerto Plata.

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2010/03/21

Guayacanes Beach (Juan Dolio)


Due to its proximity to the capital and the attractions it has Guayacanes Beach has become one of the beaches most visited by foreign tourists and Dominicans.

The weekends thousands of tourists travel from Santo Domingo province and other nearby towns to this area of the eastern region to enjoy with family and friends, the attractions of the beach, food and few drinks under the beautiful palm trees, together with a contagious bachata or merengue.

Guayacanes is a municipality in the province of San Pedro de Macoris. Concentrates most tourist activity in the province, with its golf courses and Guayacanes and Juan Dolio beaches, where there is a tourism development, with luxury hotels, villages and cottages. At hotels is one of the most visited by foreign tourists and Dominicans.
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Bavaro Beach (Bavaro)

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Bavaro Beach is undoubtedly one of the most famous beaches and valued in the Dominican Republic and the world.

Washed by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Bavaro beach has fine white sand and the coastline are many rows of coconut trees.
No doubt the dream paradise.

The hotels and bars (mostly Spanish) can enjoy fruits and tropical drinks and dominican food.

Apart from the beauty mentioned above, the Bavaro beach hotels offer enables us to enjoy many activities such as sailing in catamarans, diving, snorkeling, etc.

Bavaro Beach was declared by UNESCO as one of the best beaches in the world mainly because of its bright white and fine sand and crystal waters.

Along with other beaches near part of what has been called La Costa del Coco, which extends five miles of uninterrupted white sand.

On this coast of Bavaro have been installed in recent years some celebrities like Julio Iglesias and designer Oscar de la Renta, who have built their mansions here.


To access Bavaro Beach drive from the capital itself, take the road along the south coast, passing through the towns of San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana, in order to continue to Higuey and once there, go five miles back roads.




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