2000 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Samana project to restart

Promoter Juan Francisco Bancalari Brugal said that the largest tourism development ever to be underway in the northeastern province of Samana will recommence construction this month. The RD$4,000 million project was suspended when constructors were accused of causing environmental damage. The project calls for the construction of 1,500 hotel rooms, a marina, a dock, an artificial lake and the expansion of the Hotel Cayacoa. It was started on 15 May 1999 in the presence of President Leonel Fernández. (3 January 2000)