TRS Turquesa opens with Chic Cabaret & Restaurant
Tiësto, Bad Bunny and Maluma coming for The Paradise Music & Arts in Punta Cana
Casa de Campo bids farewell to 2019 with DJ Steve Aoki and Sech
Stunning report on Lake Enriquillo

TRS Turquesa opens with Chic Cabaret & Restaurant
The Palladium Hotel Group in Punta Cana announced the Chic Cabaret & Restaurant dinner show will be offered as of 17 December 2019 at the TRS Turquesa Hotel. The TRS Turquesa is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that opened 1 December 2019 on Av. Francia in Bavaro, Punta Cana.

The Chic Cabaret & Restaurant offers diners a gourmet meal with a show, ending with a lively after-party. The show features live entertainment with dance and music from the early years of rock of the '50s to the most current pop and Latin rhythms. The concept has been successful in the TRS Yucatan and TRS Coral in Mexico.

Tiësto, Bad Bunny and Maluma coming for The Paradise Music & Arts
The lineup for the 20 and 21 December 2019 Paradise Music and Arts Festival in Cap Cana in southern Punta Cana includes 50 artists. The organizers have booked Dutch DJ and record producer of electronic dance music
Tiesto, Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny, Colombian singer and rapper Maluma, Latin rap phenomenon Anuel AA and West Coast rapper Tyga.

On the 'Dance' Stage, multiple platinum producer/DJ Marshmello will make his return for his second performance at The Paradise, alongside dance superstars Martin Garrix, Alesso, and world record-breaking DJ Steve Aoki.

Dominican artists that will join the lineup of A-list artists include DJ and producer Miguel Duarte, the local trio Mula, rising pop star Leton Pe, local gem Martin Domene, and up-and-comer DJ and producer Omar Andino.

The multi-genre, multi-stage and multi-experiential event will feature four interactive art experiences and the participation of almost 40 chefs. The two-day event is described as a festival that integrates local culture, flavor and sound and reinforces the positioning of the Dominican Republic as the leader in tourism in the Caribbean.

"We're proud to showcase the hospitality of our culture and welcome fans to The Paradise 2019, which will feature star-studded performances, immersive art experiences, and a culinary feast," said Pablo Pou, CEO of PAV Events.

The festival this year includes immersive art experiences, featuring four interactive art experiences, a shade display, a hammock installation, dome structures, and "Instagrammable" seating like sunbeds and large letters that entice visitors to photograph.

One of the art experiences includes SUBHAZE 4:3, an audiovisual installation and performance that explores the architecture of sound and light through frequency and spatial ratios. Participants will be invited to enter a holographic cube structure for an immersive installation, where SUBHAZE will perform live late evening.

Rooted in the belief that food tastes best when enjoyed together, Food Town will combine 36 chefs to create a communal dining experience with a deliciously varied menu.

Learn more about the festival and purchase your ticket at

Casa de Campo bids farewell to 2019 with DJ Steve Aoki and Sech
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas presents American DJ and producer Steve Aoki and new urban music sensation Panamanian Sech, on Saturday night, 28 December 2019.

The hotel and vacation community is promoting the event will have "the Caribbean's largest dance floor for the event." The Countdown 2020 will turn the Altos de Chavón amphitheater into a huge dance floor with a spectacular production directed by Dominican businessman Gamal Haché.

Steve Aoki, a Japanese-American, is among the top 10 DJs in the world and his sessions are known for the large number of people he attracts. The best stages in the world and the best festivals count on him year after year to dance to the rhythm of his electronic music.

For his part, singer Sech has become a phenomenon in urban music and has collaborated with reggaeton stars such as Maluma, Nicky Jam and Farruko. Sech believes that the success of his music is the fusion of genres with diverse sounds from his native Panama, as well as having worked hard for his dreams.

Tickets are for sale at the Casa de Campo Owners Club office, online at Uepa Tickets and at ticket booths at Supermercados Nacional and Jumbo stores.

Stunning report on Enriquillo Lake
The most southern part of the Dominican Republic takes on a whole new meaning as Diario Libre writer and photojournalist Marvin del Cid offers up a stunning set of photographs of the sights to be found in and around the Enriquillo Lake. The lake is part of the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Bio-Reserve that is located between two of the poorest provinces in the entire country: Independencia and Bahoruco.

There are hundreds of birds on, in and around the lake itself. The lake is home to a wide variety of reptiles, from crocodiles to iguanas, many in danger of extinction. The lake is an endorheic basin with water flowing into the lake while there are no rivers or streams flowing out. It sits some 40 to 50 meters below sea level.

The only way the water level goes down is through evaporation. In 2013, due to causes still under discussion, the water level rose to historic levels, driving thousands from their tiny farm plots and houses. Since that time, the water level has decreased by a bit more than two meters, now revealing many strange sights caught by Del Cid's camera.

The flamingoes have returned and the crocodiles now have beaches on which to sun themselves, and the iguanas on Cabrito Island now have more ground to roam freely.

Just a few meters from the Ministry of Environmental guardhouse protecting the entrance to the national park, visitors can see the Rhinoceros Iguana and the American crocodile.