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    Default Lifestyles attempts to privatize Playa Cofresi

    New attempt to privatize Playa Cofresí, generates discontent in Puerto Plata

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    Entrepreneurs and residents of the exclusive tourist and real estate area of ​​Cofresí claim to live in fear and concern for the future of this enclave, due to the pretensions of privatizing this popular beach that, through the control of access, has made twice and is rumored which will try again the chain Lifestyle Holidays Travel Club.

    The claimants, who asked not to disclose their names for fear of reprisals, said that the company, led by Markus Wischenbart, has proposed to prevent the free use of the seashore 1.8 kilometers long, from Punta Guarapita to Punta Cofresí, to use it to the exclusive enjoyment of its clientele.

    "We make the public complaint that this is a latent interest in Lifestyle executives, who are determined to privatize a spa that must remain available to the public without any restriction and without undermining the image of the tourist activity of the zone north the country, "they said.

    They remember that the first intention of appropriating the beach was almost two years ago, when the town hall and local authorities even had to intervene and paralyze the construction of a wall that, under the pretext of remodeling a restaurant, the hotel chain intended erect a few meters from the public good.

    "The second attempt was only a few weeks ago, when they wanted to place a wall of gigantic stones to block the traffic. The protests and the great social pressure that we deployed forced the people of Lifestyle to remove the rocks, but we have a permanent fear because this company seems to have influences on some government officials, "they said.

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    HORRIBLE NEWS more corruption, makes me sick

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    It’s the people and corporations like lifestyle that corrupt the government officials with payoffs, they are the ones that should be jailed 

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    Well at least it seems that so far Lifestyle has failed in their illegal efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Well at least it seems that so far Lifestyle has failed in their illegal efforts.
    Hopefully the government will not be paid off regarding Cofresi.

    And their structures less than 60 meters from the high tide point in Cabarete?

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    Isn't that beach already private?

    Maybe not legally, but I think it can only be reached through the Lifestyle resorts.

    Anyway, much more important than legally privatizing the beach is improving it with new white sand. Of all the beaches on the north coast devoted to tourism, this has to be one of the ugliest and biggest disappointment. At the very least tourists expect the bluish/green color seen in Playa Dorada and even at Long Beach in Puerto Plata itself. The water simply doesn't look nice at Cofresi, not what people expect of a Caribbean island beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Isn't that beach already private?

    Maybe not legally, but I think it can only be reached through the Lifestyle resorts.

    Anyway, much more important than legally privatizing the beach is improving it with new white sand. Of all the beaches on the north coast devoted to tourism, this has to be one of the ugliest and biggest disappointment. At the very least tourists expect the bluish/green color seen in Playa Dorada and even at Long Beach in Puerto Plata itself. The water simply doesn't look nice at Cofresi, not what people expect of a Caribbean island beach.
    Putting white sand on the beach is an amusing point. And that would be done how often? The sand color and water color are what they are on the north coast.

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    the water is bad is because LIFESTYLE runs there raw sewage directly onto the public beach of cofresi

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Putting white sand on the beach is an amusing point. And that would be done how often? The sand color and water color are what they are on the north coast.
    You are absolutely correct, as that is the big difference between the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and various inlets or bahías.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champ View Post
    the water is bad is because LIFESTYLE runs there raw sewage directly onto the public beach of cofresi


    Really? I would think that might be bad for building up their "repeat" business.

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