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Wastin´ away again at Punta Cana´s Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana

  Set along a stretch of pure white-sand beach in Cap Cana, an exclusive enclave of the DR´s most popular resort area Punta Cana - and just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport -  five-star all-inclusive property Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana., which opened a little over three years ago is one of just eight Cap Cana resorts. On our visit, my husband and I found its “no worries,” tropical vibe spoke to me the moment we pulled up to the hotel entrance adorned with a fun…

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The DR welcomes back Ukraine's Azur Air

      Azur Air Ukraine has resumed flights from Kiev to La Romana Airport in the Dominican Republic. A division of the Anex Tour Group, Azur is flying Boeing 767 carriers that can accommodate 320 passengers each. The resumption of four weekly flights on a route that stretches almost 6,000 miles “shows the confidence of the Ukrainian tourism market in our country and strengthens our relationship with Anex Tour Group, the Second World’s largest tourist conglomerate, to strengthen the reopening…

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Savoring the diversity of the DR

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism       The Dominican Republic is one of those Caribbean countries that truly offers the proverbial something for almost everyone (OK, admittedly, skiers are out of luck). On this blog we’ll be covering them one by one. But to kick things off, here’s an overview: read post    

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  • Most of what we read about the DR involves Santo Domingo or the resort towns/areas. But here´s a look at a cool town a bit more off the beaten path, over on the southwest coast:
    Barahona: The Gateway to Paradise In The Dominican Republic - Travel Noire
    Tucked on the pristine southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic lies Barahona, a true hidden gem in the Caribbean.
  • Recently came word that one of the Caribbean's most famous luxury properties, Casa de Campo, is betting big on "wellness" and the spa experience with a fancy "resort within a resort" called Premier Club:
    The Caribbean’s Hottest Wellness Resort Is In the Dominican Republic  - Caribbean Journal
    The Dominican Republic’s premier luxury resort is about to take on another title: the Caribbean’s hottest wellness resort.
  • Looks like the DR broke visitor arrivals records both nationally in regionally in 2022:
    Dominican Republic Tops 7 Million Tourists, Setting New Record - Caribbean Journal
    The surging Dominican Republic surpassed seven million visitors in 2022, the first time the country has every achieved that milestone.
  • A writer for the Kansas City Star discusses crime in the DR (especially its cities.towns);
  • Wow, the Caribbean's first theme park, called Katmandu, is set to open in Punta Cana next month!
    The First Theme Park in the Caribbean Announces Opening Date, Details on Rides
    The world’s first theme park in the Caribbean, Katmandu Park Punta Cana, will open on March 15, 2023.
  • Le Monde's English-language edition recently ran a report detailing how the Dominican tourism industry is finally focusing on the dark side of mass tourism in the country, now seen as potentially strangling the goose that lays the golden egg with threats like sargassum brown algae; drinking water shortages; illegal garbage dumps; and seawater pollution/overwarming:
    Dominican Republic awakens to mass tourism's environmental damage
    The nation's tourism industry is finally beginning to take responsibility for damage to its ecosystems, which are now also posing a threat to profits.
  • A slew of U.S. tourists deaths have occurred under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic in recent times. The travel-industry website Skift just took a look at the situation to see if alarm is warranted or it's overblown:
    Dominican Republic Counters Negative Publicity After U.S. Tourist Deaths
    After a slew of U.S. tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, tourism officials ask for patience before officials determine if the deaths are connec…
  • The popular travel website The Points Guy takes a look at travel in the Dominican Republic in 2022, albeit focusing pretty much exclusively on its beaches/resorts:
    What it’s like traveling to the Dominican Republic right now
    If you’re looking to travel to a place where the only question you’ll ask yourself is, “Is it too early for a piña colada?” then the Dominican Republ…
  • Now in our blog: a look at whalewatching in Samaná, a prime example of one of nature's most moving spectacles.

  • Here we go, our final trip report from Punta Cana today at The World on Wheels. It's Sand, Sun, and Fun in the Dominican Republic...finishing up today with all new reporting, pictures, and video:

    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
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