Don Omar to open Blue Mall Punta Cana Amphitheater
Summer deals at Ocean World Adventure Park
Casa de Campo-La Romana is leading cruise ship destination

Don Omar to open Blue Mall Punta Cana Amphitheater
On Friday, 28 July 2017, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar will be the opening artist at the new Blue Mall Punta Cana amphitheater. The venue seeks to be the leading artistic stage in Punta Cana.

The amphitheater is located at the Blue Mall in Punta Cana at Boulevard TurĂ­stico, corner Carretera Juanillo in Punta Cana, two kilometers from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).
Don Omar will be performing on Thursday, 27 July in Santo Domingo at the Hard Rock Santo Domingo.

Summer deals at Ocean World Adventure Park
Make a group of family and friends and take advantage of the summer deals at Ocean World Adventure Park in Puerto Plata. Wibit, Aquatic Bikes, and Aquatic Bridge are the new attractions at the water park this summer.

This is in addition to snorkeling with fishes in a recreated tropical reef aquarium, ecological route through a tropical forest, toboggans, dolphin beach with large water slides, bird and reptile walkthroughs. There is a fresh water pool for children.

The water park also offers dolphin swims and shark and sea lion encounters that are additional to the general admission price.

The activities help better understand and appreciate the marine world.

Likewise, visitors can purchase tickets to the Bravissimo evening shows, and gourmet restaurant facilities and cigar-smoking lounge.

Summer deals through 31 August 2017 for general admission include a buffet lunch and are:

Dominicans and legal residents: Groups of 10 persons or more Adults RD$1,199 and children RD$999 (from 4 to 6 years).

Foreigners: 13+ and adults US$69 and children US$54 (4-12 years old)

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Casa de Campo-La Romana is leading cruise ship destination
The Ministry of Tourism reports that in the first half of the year 666,283 passengers arrived on board 288 cruise ships and ferry stops to La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samana, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana ports. This was up from 483,676 from Jan-June 2016, for 182,607 more passengers or 37.75% increase.

The Casa de Campo Port in La Romana continues to lead in the number of cruise ship visitors in the Dominican Republic, according to statistics from the Cruise Ship Department of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR). Mitur says that 284,664 passengers arrived on the 107 cruise ships that stopped at the La Romana port from January to June 2017. This was up 50,222 passengers (not including the crew) or 21.42% compared to Jan-June 2016. In 2016 some 92 ships docked at the La Romana port.

The next leading Dominican cruise ship destination was Puerto Plata, with the Amber Cove Port receiving 247,128 passengers in 2017, up 73,661 more, or 42.46% compared to Jan-June 2016. Some 61 ships docked at the Amber Cove Port.

In third place in number of maritime arrivals, Santo Domingo doubled the number of arriving passengers in the first six months of 2017, compared to 2016. The city sea terminals, Don Diego and Sans Souci in eastern and western Santo Domingo reported 89,618 cruise passengers for the first half of the year, compared to 44,597 passengers for the same period in 2016, for a 100.95% increase. The city received 49 cruise ship stops.

Another 3,162 passengers were transported by Ferries del Caribe that operates the San Juan, Puerto Rico-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic route, but these numbers are regarded separately because the ferry carries a large number of resident Dominicans that are not included as tourists. The ferry made 19 stops.

The Samana cruise destination received 38,728 passengers, up from 27,743 for the first half of 2016 for a 39.6% increase. Samana received 25 cruise ship stops.

Sea arrivals at the newest terminal, at Cap Cana Marina were 2,983. There were three cruise ship stops.

The Cruiseship Department of the Ministry of Tourism attributes the increases to agreements with the cruise lines, effective international promotion and the attraction of the newly renovated Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

Overall, when adding 231,872 crews to the 666,283 tourists, the total number of sea arrivals for the first half of the year was 898,155 in 2017 compared to 655,913 in 2016 for a 36.9% increase.