Celebrating the culture of Sánchez, Samaná
Ferry resumes trips between San Juan and Santo Domingo
Casa de Teatro's summer jazz festival 
Fishing is great this year off La Romana waters



Celebrating the culture of Sánchez, Samaná
The people of Sánchez, on the south side of the Samaná peninsula, are inviting to their annual summer weekend cultural festival, Marisco Ripiao. Sánchez is known for its farmed shrimp and coconut sauced fish served at several of the town restaurants. 

The Marisco Ripiao Festival is in its fourth year. There will be music, together with food and art created by the locals. The festival opens at 6pm on Friday, 16 June and runs through Sunday, 18 June 2017. 

The event seeks to promote the history, culture, conservation of the Samaná Bay and the small town ambience of Sánchez. 

Enjoy the traditional dishes of fish and shrimp prepared with coconut sauce be these stewed, fried or sautéed. Enjoy the traditional breads, including the famous Johnny Cake fried bread and many coconut sweets.

The 4th Marisco Ripiao Festival is organizd by the Consorcio Dominicano de Competitividad Turística (CDCT), the Centro para la Conservación y Ecodesarrollo de la Bahía de Samaná y su Entorno (CEBSE), the Cooperativa de Pescadores de la Bahía de San Lorenzo in cooperation with the Sánchez Municipality and the Ministry of Tourism, the Associación de Hoteles y Empresas Turísticas de Samaná (AHETSA), Asociación de Empresarios Sánchez (ACESA), Clúster Turístico de Samaná, The Nature Conservancy, Counterpart International, among other organizations. 

For more information, see www.facebook.com/festivalmariscoripiao 


Ferry resumes trips between San Juan and Santo Domingo
Ferries del Caribe announced the restart on Thursday, 1 June 2017, of its service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo. Company president Nestor Gonzalez García announced Ferries del Caribe is offering a promotional fare of US$139 for the first 50 passengers booking each day during all the month of June to kick-start interest in the cruise again.

The ship suffered an unfortunate accident at the Port of Santo Domingo in early May, just short of docking at the port. The ship suffered damage to one of its ramps. The ship has capacity for 1,750 passengers and 150 crew, 150 freight containers and 75 vehicles. There are lounge chairs on board and 175 cabins for those interested in getting a good night's sleep. 


Casa de Teatro's summer jazz festival 
Every Thursday in June and July, Casa de Teatro in the Colonial City will present an evening of good jazz. The Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival is in its 18th year. 

On Thursday, 88 June, Diomary "La Mala" will be offering a Bolero Jazz show. On Thursday, 15 June, Sandy Gabriel & Pop Jazz Band will be performing. On Thursday, 22, audiences will be entertained by Edis Sanchez (Guru) in Aeromembranofonos. On Thursday, 29 June, Federico Méndez (Fede Mendez Jazz Combo) will be the featured act.  Tickets for sale at the Casa de Teatro box office. 


Fishing is great this year off La Romana waters
José Gonzalvo, director of the Casa de Campo Marina in La Romana, announced that 2017 has been a great year for sports fishing in La Romana waters. 

He observed that so far this year 1,003 blue marlins have been caught and released in 109 fishing days. He said during the 2017 fishing season, they have also caught and released 26 white marlins and 14 pez vela, for 1042 species caught and released in 1528 outings. 

Gonzalvo said this is an outstanding mark. "In no other destination in the world did something happen like this in a season," he reported in a press conference. He said the best months were February and March. "This year, in a symbolic way we reached the mark of the marlin No. 500," he said. 
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