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Viva Residence Offers New Residencial Project

Viva Residence showed the first units of residential project developed by the franchise in Las Terrenas, Samana.

With an investment of US$ 20 million, is the second tourism real estate development group, the other is Viva Bahia Estela Residence, located in the vicinity of the first project.

Group vice president, Rafael Blanco Canto, showed a group of journalists the first villas and apartments and infrastructure models that include the pool that runs the project internally.

Real estate development stands on the seafront and is a design by architect Antonio Imbert, who has 76 apartments and villas.Blanco Song stressed that the future is promising Samana by private investment and the major infrastructure projects stations initiated by the government through the Ministries of Tourism and Public Works.

He cited the aqueduct, treatment plant wastewater, Atlantic Boulevard, connecting the coast to Las Terrenas the road from the Americas to Samana more

Dominican Tourism Minister Complain about Tourism Rumours

Francisco Javier Garcia

Dominican Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia, reported that there is an international campaign taking advantage of the cholera disease to divert flow of tourists coming to the Dominican Republic to other nations.

Denied that this campaign comes from foreign governments, but rather of entrepreneurs interested in taking advantage of the situation.

Also, Javier Garcia assured that tourists who come to the country not affected by cholera or any other disease, because the nation has reliable health care system.

"So far we are not having any kind of inconvenience, because it is clear that the Dominican Republic has a health structure that allows him against cholera and other diseases," said Javier Garcia during an interview at the opening ceremony of the first aetapa the Country Jarabacoa Club in a ceremony led by President Leonel Fernández. more


Amber Dune Hotel (Cabarete Hotels)

Amber is Dune, a tourism project of condo-hotel properties with 204 units, three restaurants, tapas bar, beach club, gourmet coffee shop and a private chef's kitchen.

Amber Dune is a first-of-its-kind resort + spa on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, a vibrant location that draws ever increasing numbers of adventure travelers every year.

The Amber Coast, another name for the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, comes from the rich deposits of semi-precious amber (the second most valuable deposit in the world) buried below its surface.

Amber Dune Resort + Spa has been personally designed by Lane Pettigrew, founder of LPA Architects. Lane’s firm has designed some of the most successful small luxury hotels in the Caribbean.

Not only are his projects commercial successes they are also recognized by such influential travel and tourist authorities as Conde Nast and Johansan, whose “best in class Caribbean” award Lane won in 2010.

A very important feature of Lane’s design is the ability to provide 343 rental units from the 203 condominiums. This is accomplished through “lock-out” designs. This feature assures the owner the maximum opportunity to rent some or all of his condominium.

Amber Dune Resort + Spa is located on the beach, close enough to Cabarete to provide easy access to the delights of the local community yet removed enough to ensure privacy and tranquility.

The boutiques at Amber Dune are truly unique. The resort has edited a selection of brands from around the world that are specifically appropriate to the Amber Dune adventure. You will find jewelry, apparel and even sporting goods that will add to your enjoyment of the North Coast.

The Amber Spa is a unique element of the Amber Dune experience. The Amber Spa is designed to bring our nature into harmony with nature. Distinctions between indoor and outdoor are wiped away. The fragrances and textures transport the all the senses to a world away, yet all at your immediate touch.

Whether you choose a 3-bedroom or studio, your Amber Dune condominium displays simple elegance and provides a tasteful balance between privacy and openness. Ceilings are high; windows are large; views are endless. Some enjoy showers with an ocean view. The complete entertainment system, casual seating arrangements and a large terrace with a jacuzzi and private pool provide more than enough choices for family and friends.

Your condominium has spacious walk-in closets and a king size bed in the master bedroom.

All bedrooms have flat panel TV. The master bath has both a soaking tub and a walk-in shower. The "instant kitchen" includes a microwave, a refrigerator and an espresso machine. There is plenty of storage in the unit (and extra storage is available in the hotel.)

All appliances and fixtures are premium brands; all finishes are of the highest quality materials and trimmed by craftsmen. Communication is easy with phones in all frequently used rooms and wireless and cellular service throughout the property. (source) more


Bocayate Hotel Bayahibe

The Bocayate Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to La Romana.

The Bocayate Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service.

Each guestroom is tastefully appointed with non smoking rooms.

The basic amenities provided at this La Romana accommodation comprise 24hr room service, casino, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities , restaurant, room service, safety deposit boxes.

The hotel offers massage, gym, garden to provide extra pleasure and relaxation for all guests.

Being one of the good quality hotels in La Romana, guests staying at this hotel will find its convenient location and tranquil atmosphere pleasurable. more

Astoria Hotel Boca Chica

Boca Chica is only about 30 minutes of historical attractions, restaurants, shops and nightlife of the capital. The once small fishing town located in a former center of sugar production, today it welcomes visitors in its large resorts.

Visitors to Boca Chica can enjoy excellent water sports programs as well as the opportunity to dive into the nearby National Park of La Caleta and observe the wreck of Hickory, considered by the U.S. magazine SkinDiver as one of the top five points diving in the Caribbean.

In Boca Chica foreign visitors, especially on weekends, mingle with the locals in what can be described as a classic tropical beach scene with its palm trees and bright sunshine oscillating. Boca Chica is protected by the lagoon's largest Caribbean reefs.

Those seeking the sun can enjoy their protected waters at the same time entering and leaving a taste of a cold beer at the beach restaurant, owned mainly Europeans.(source) more


Casa de Campo:The Best Golf Camp Worldwide

Casa de Campo Resort received the award from the World Travel Awards as the Best Golf Resort in the World.

The important recognition was given in London, England, in a ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel Marriott.

The award was presented in London, England, in a ceremony held at the Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on the occasion of the celebration of 17 years of excellence in the World Travel Awards.

Casa de Campo achieved the award in category "World's Leading Golf Resort", and Resort Leader to Golf World, a category that were nominated 20 hotels including various destinations in countries like Dubai, Australia, Spain, China, Argentina and the United States .

Claudio Silvestri, President & CEO of Premier Resorts and Hotels in Casa de Campo, said the "pride in this recognition of our service, our new and modern facilities, and above all to the path that sets us apart for decades as the Caribbean's most exclusive resort and around the world "

More than 185 thousand professionals of the tourism industry worldwide participate in the voting process to choose the best destinations in each country that are awarded by the World Travel Awards, considered the Oscar of the travel industry.

Casa de Campo began this year opening newly remodeled rooms and suites elite with the highest standards of any luxury hotel in the world, and a spacious lobby, restaurant, terrace, swimming pool and shopping boutiques.

Recently, the Golf Channel television station filmed the new season of reality show "Big Break" in the Teeth of the Dog course at Casa de Campo. more


Book About Dominican Culture will be published in Punta Cana

The book "Culture Smart Dominican Republic - An Essential Guide to Customs and Culture" presented by renowned journalist Pedro Guzman, will be on public display at the Paper Moon Books bookstore in Punta Cana Village.

This is a literary work that will be used by visitors and foreign residents have a tool that will introduce the cultural, historical and social aspects of Dominican Republic, so they can learn about the idiosyncrasies of the country, its people and understand the customs of an agile and practical way.

The book was written by britishs Ilana Benady and Ginnie Bedggood (RIP).

This book will be presented to the public at the bookstore Paper Moon Books, in Punta Cana Village, and is part of an international series of British publisher Kuperard on more than 80 countries, work made in conjunction with the American publisher Random House.

Ginnie Bedggood, a university lecturer in sociology, who lived in the city of Puerto Plata for over 17 years, after retiring, did not see the fruits of their work, a reflection of his great love and appreciation for her adopted country and its people, died unexpectedly at age 67 last July.

Ilana Benady, who has over 12 years residing in the country, is a graduate in anthropology, with 20 years experience in media and in community development work in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the wife of renowned dominican photojournalist Pedrito Guzman who is the author of the cover photo and much of the interior.

"Culture Smart Dominican Republic - An Essential Guide to Customs and Culture", edited by three renowned Dominican intellectual bilingual, will be available at online bookstores like as well as in others, and already is on sale in bookshops in Britain, United States, Canada and other countries. more


Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is a musical and cultural event full of rhythm, flavor and color every year is enveloped by the fragrance of the air with the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Is a unique experience to have the opportunity to enjoy this festival, where the music comes to life and set to vibrate the beach of Cabarete.

Each year, local and international musicians are invited for sharing the stage and deliver different genres of jazz to also accommodate the diversity of music lovers, local residents and tourists.

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is not only of concerts, but also aims to bring art and culture of the region, so that each year there are workshops and master classes and a concert series that motivate youth young people to study and develop their artistic and musical.
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Club Residencial Hotel Sosua

The Club Residencial is located in Sosua making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. The Club Residencial boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service.

Each of the hotel's guestrooms offers air conditioning, shower, kitchenette, balcony/terrace, satellite/cable TV.

To suit guests' convenience, this Sosua accommodation offers bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, restaurant, safety deposit boxes, WiFi .Leisure and sports facilities available on the hotel's property comprise outdoor pool .

The hotel creates a balance of rich culture and modern convinience to ensure you a memorable stay. For your reservation at the Club Residencial Sosua, please select your dates of stay and fill in our secure online booking form. (source) more