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    My 2 cents...i would love to see a resort town modeled after the hi rise area in aruba, or a beach town like in virginia beach. A nice commercial strip dotted with a resturaunts and entertainment would be awesome. Cabarete has a good style layed out at their beach, and it seems to work.
    Let see if the developers can stay away from the all inclusive and still make money.

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    I for one hope that they leave that part of the country alone. I like it as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapitan75 View Post
    My 2 cents...i would love to see a resort town modeled after the hi rise area in aruba, or a beach town like in virginia beach. A nice commercial strip dotted with a resturaunts and entertainment would be awesome. Cabarete has a good style layed out at their beach, and it seems to work.
    Let see if the developers can stay away from the all inclusive and still make money.
    Wont happen west of Santo Domingo and hopefully nowhere in DR God help us. There is enough of that sort of loud tourism in PR and the Dutch Antilles so settle there. The South West maybe only has a few hundred tourist beds now and with sustainable tourism and the inftrastructure development planned it can and likely will add several hundred more with the small hotel model or the boutique spa hotel and villas resort model. What happens at Bahia de Las Aquilas is the unknown. This region is a destination best suited to Europeans who are into ecotourism, well heeled travelled North Americans in the Aman junkie mold, locals, Latin Americans and specialist travellers such as hikers and bird watchers. The area has a small poor population and any additional tourism investment along with planned international aid to the borders regions will enhance their lives greatly. It won't suit many on this forum especially since many North Americans find the Semana peninsula not to their liking but places with such diverse ecosystems and attractions virtually untouched within a limited area are not found so easily anywhere in the Caribbean and are very attractive to a small and often high spend tourist sector

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    3 billion pesos to be invested by the government in barahona. a good start?
    http://www.listindiario.com/la-repub...incia-barahona

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    3 billion pesos to be invested by the government in barahona. a good start?
    http://www.listindiario.com/la-repub...incia-barahona
    Great start, if they actually do it. They're big on promises, not so much on delivering.




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    And then along with a similar article today in almomento.net there is this.....

    http://almomento.net/empresario-poco...arahona/232403

    or also in more detail...

    http://diariodigital.com.do/2016/08/...os-turisticos/

    .....the PLD is not interested in developing the Barahona region apparently....

    ......Resort Eden 1 and Resort Eden 2 are mentioned and think they relate to proposed developments near San Rafael reported by acento.com in February.....

    http://acento.com.do/2016/economia/8...s-en-barahona/

    .....which additionally refers to another 'english' group investment nearby....

    I recall someone posting that powerful interests from the East Coast did not want developments in the South West.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    Wont happen west of Santo Domingo and hopefully nowhere in DR God help us. There is enough of that sort of loud tourism in PR and the Dutch Antilles so settle there. The South West maybe only has a few hundred tourist beds now and with sustainable tourism and the inftrastructure development planned it can and likely will add several hundred more with the small hotel model or the boutique spa hotel and villas resort model. What happens at Bahia de Las Aquilas is the unknown. This region is a destination best suited to Europeans who are into ecotourism, well heeled travelled North Americans in the Aman junkie mold, locals, Latin Americans and specialist travellers such as hikers and bird watchers. The area has a small poor population and any additional tourism investment along with planned international aid to the borders regions will enhance their lives greatly. It won't suit many on this forum especially since many North Americans find the Semana peninsula not to their liking but places with such diverse ecosystems and attractions virtually untouched within a limited area are not found so easily anywhere in the Caribbean and are very attractive to a small and often high spend tourist sector
    I love the SW---actually, I love the entire diverse and socially dysfunctional island---and you speak to many fact, but one other fact needs to be mentioned: a few hundred more tourists won't change the lives of the poor people who live in the region. A few hundred thousand will.

    That kind of growth won't happen with a couple of more boutique hotels.

    Fact is the eco-tourists are a teeny weenie % of the overall tourism market, not enough to make much economic difference in an area.

    Fact also is that the SW has changed very little over the years despite the explosion of tourism elsewhere, and despite the constant chatter about how "this will be the year it'll change." There is a reason for that.

    Capital seeks the safest and greatest return. Seems those capitalists have been voting with their wallets. Maybe this will be the year it'll change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Great start, if they actually do it. They're big on promises, not so much on delivering.
    A dam would be a necessary to support the water needs of increased tourism and a healthy starting point. There is very little water in the region. The aquaduct project to Barahona 12 years ago has not delivered the water it promised.

    Individual desal units for resorts is a spendy & complex proposition.

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    Although Ive never been to the south west coast, Id say the place looks like a pizza
    fresh out of the oven just waiting to be carved up with a few crumbs left over for the
    locals to share amongst themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post

    I recall someone posting that powerful interests from the East Coast did not want developments in the South West.......
    I thought just the opposite was true. Isn't Frank Ranieri involved in the big development in Bani area? To me, it was the toe in the South West waters, so to speak.




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