With a surface area of 48,442 km2, Dominican Republics the second-largest
Caribbean country, after Cuba and the fastest growing economy in
Latin America: 7,8% in 2000, with strong foreign investment from
Europe, USA and Canada.
It makes up the eastern two-thirds of the Hispaniola
island,discovered by Columbus in its first trip,when the first European
colony of the New World was established.
Dominican Republic has a humid subtropical climate
that is alleviated by its altitude.Seaside thermals and trade winds
from the north-east provide relief from the heat and blow almost
permanently,giving Tayrona's Bay Wind Resort its name.The average
annual temperature is 80 F (27 C) and the water temperature fluctuates
between 20 and 25 C.
Dominican Republic is becoming one of the hottest
tourist destinations in the Caribbean with over 3 million visitors
and a very rapidly growing hotel industry: over 10% annually.It
boasts over 300 miles (482 km) of beautiful beaches and several
important cities and smaller towns with good tourism infrastructure,
with a total population of over 8 million inhabitants, and 7 international
airports,serviced by major airlines.
The North Coast
The North Coast extends for about 125 miles (200 km
) from Puerto Plata in the west to Samana in the east and boasts
some of the finest beaches in Dominican Republic, where several
fist class hotels and resorts have been developed.
It includes 5 of the 10 best tourist destinations in the country,
namely : PUERTO PLATA, SOSUA, CABARETE, PLAYA GRANDE and SAMANA,
all within a 3 ½ hours drive through a paved road that crosses
some of the most beautiful seaside sceneries in the Caribbean.
It represents over 50% of the tourist arrivals and
rooms in the country with over 70% occupancy during the last five
years.Playa Dorada at the east near Puerto Plata is the largest
hotels concentration in D.R with excellent infrastructure including
a fine golf course,and very near Sosua and Cabarete, known as the
"windsurfing paradise" where all water sports including
kite surfing and scuba diving lure thousands of sport tourists from
Europe, USA,and Canada every year.
Pueblo Principe Casino and resort to the west and Playa Grande Golf
course considered one of the best in the Caribbean, just 45 minutes
from Puerto Plata International Airport, are some of the attractions
in this area.
The Samana peninsula at 2 ½ hours drive with the beautiful
beaches of Las Terrenas, Rincon and las Galeras is world famous
for whale watching and natural sceneries and is becoming one of
the fastest growing tourist destinations due to the new International
Airport and highway from Santo Domingo,that are being built.For
more information on these places you can enter www.dr1.com/travel
At joining town of Gaspar Hernandez a new 100.000 square feet shopping
mall "Coconut Plaza" has been opened with all facilities.
M&R-I Properties and Projects
1) Tayrona's Bay Wind
2) Cabo Cabarete
3) Samana (Las Galeras)
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