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May 31, 2016
  • Sunscape Puerto Plata opens in Playa Dorada
  • Public Works Ministry to start new road to Puerto Plata
  • Jose Morillo's art on Casa Cuesta coffee cups
  • DR is top destination for Brit summer vacations
  • Sanchez celebrates seafood festival in June
Sunscape Puerto Plata opens in Playa Dorada
The former Barcelo Puerto Plata is now the Sunscape Puerto Plata.
The 585-room all-inclusive property in Playa Dorada is now owned and managed by Apple Leisure Group's AMResorts division.
Sunscape Puerto Plata is the seventh new resort in AMResorts' leading Sunscape brand, which is increasing its presence in the Caribbean.
Public Works Ministry to start new road to Puerto Plata
During the recent opening of the Sunscape Puerto Plata in Playa Dorada, Public Works Minister Gonzalo Castillo announced that the government plans to build a new road linking Santiago and Puerto Plata. The road will continue from the Circunvalacion Norte de Santiago, the Santiago city bypass, reaching Puerto Plata in 25 minutes, about half the current driving time. Castillo said that extending the new road meant that Puerto Plata would be under two hours' drive from the capital city of Santo Domingo, as reported in El Caribe.
Castillo said, however, that the new road was still in the planning stage. The plan is for it to connect at Km. 18 of the Santiago bypass, cutting through the Septentrional Mountain Range and exiting to the Puerto Plata highway at La Gran Parada, more or less equidistant from both Puerto Plata city and Sosua.
Jose Morillo's art on Casa Cuesta coffee cups
Centro Cuesta Nacional has announced that artwork by naif painter Jose Morillo will be gracing this year's Arte de Cafe coffee ware collection, now in its 13th year. The coffee and dessert sets are for sale at Casa Cuesta stores in Santo Domingo (27 de Febrero, Bella Vista, Agora Mall), Santiago and Punta Cana.
DR is top destination for Brit summer vacations
According to UK newspaper The Daily Mirror, the Dominican Republic tops the list for summer 2016 breaks. Good value is one of the main reasons, with examples such as Club Med Punta Cana selling a weeklong holiday for ?1,134 per adult compared to ?1,944 for the same period in Gregolimano, Greece.
The newspaper says that many Brits are switching their European vacations for a long-haul trip to the Caribbean, motivated also by concerns over terrorism in Europe.
"The last 12 months has seen a surge in holidaymakers booking further afield - due to cheaper foreign exchange and European safety concerns - with France and Greece among countries that have seen a sharp drop in travelers," reports The Mirror.
It quotes Club Med figures that show that Mexico, the United States, the Dominican Republic and Mauritius are destinations that have shown a dramatic rise in popularity as a third of UK tourists have ditched traditional European favorites for long-haul holidays.
As reported, "wanderlust" and a desire to explore, the length of flight to get there, and local events such as carnivals and festivals are all key factors in their holiday choices.
The newspaper also mentions some fantastic deals that are being offered to Brits traveling to the DR. For instance comparison website Holiday Pirates has flights to beach destinations in the Dominican Republic for ?238 return from London and Manchester to Punta Cana.
Sanchez celebrates seafood festival in June
The town of Sanchez, in the south of Samana province, is best known for its shrimp production. Now Sanchez is preparing to host its Third Marisco Ripiao Festival, combining delicious seafood with tropical rhythms and the history of the town, where the country's first Royal Bank of Canada was opened.
The festival will be held in and around the focal point of La Plazoleta del Muellefrom Friday, 17 to Sunday 19 June 2016.

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