2010 Travel News ArchiveTravel

New Viva Residence in Samana

The Viva hotel group is presenting its new hotel in Samana, the Viva Residence Bahia Estela (40 units) in Coson, Las Terrenas. This is the third residential vacation property offered by the Viva brand. Viva was first known for its all-inclusive hotels in Bayahibe/Dominicus before expanding to Puerto Plata, Samana, the Bahamas and Mexico. The others are Viva Residence Las Terrenas (76 units under construction also at Playa Coson) and Viva Residence Playa Dorada, in operation in Puerto Plata. Promoter Rafael Blanco Canto made the announcement last week, saying that Viva is betting on the future of Samana in the wake of the investments being made and the major infrastructure projects launched by the government. These include the construction of the aqueduct, a residual water treatment plant, the new highway to Las Galeras, and the new Atlantic-bordering boulevard that will eliminate the need to make the winding Las Terrenas mountain crossing from the southern side of the Samana peninsula. Blanco also mentioned the Samana international airport and new urban renewal initiatives in Las Terrenas.
Viva Residence Bahia Estela units have two rooms and 110 square meters right on the beachfront.