Puerto Plata rum festival set for July 2019

Puerto Plata is readying for the second edition of its Dominican Rum Festival. Puerto Plata has two leading rum facilities – Brugal and Vinícola del Norte – where visitors can take tours to learn all about the rums and liquors that are manufactured there and are for sale. The festival will be staged at the […]

No cash at AA’s counters at SDQ starting next week

American Airlines announced that as of Monday, 18 February 2019 cash transactions would no longer be accepted at their counters at the Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo. Only credit and debit cards will be accepted for ticket purchases or payment of ticketed luggage and other charges. AA had already discontinued cash operations […]

Fishing boats in Montecristi are works of art

Going boating with Manzanillo, Montecristi is the newest tourist attraction in the northwest. The boats of the fishermen are now works of art after collaboration by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Tourism with the United Nations Development Fund’s Global Environmental Finance (GEF) funded Coastal and Tourism Biodiversity Project (BCYT). The fishermen from […]

Luis Miguel coming for 29 March show

49-year old Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer and icon Luis Miguel is booked for a presentation at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Center on Friday, 29 March 2019. Claro is sponsoring the show of the “Latin American Frank Sinatra” and is offering a 15% off to its clients purchasing tickets at the Centro de Atención a Clientes […]

Major remodelling scheduled for Embassy Suites in Naco

Embassy Suites business hotel in the central Naco area of Santo Domingo is scheduled to get better. The Miami-based Sanchez + Coleman Studio was recently chosen by the new owners for the remodelling of the city hotel. Embassy Suites is the Hilton Hotels brand under which the hotel operations will continue. The contract was extended […]

Good Morning America invites to go whale-watching

It’s the time to go whale-watching in northeastern Samaná. For the most adventurous, and with cash to spend, it can mean actually swimming alongside humpback whales within their natural habitat. The Ministry of Tourism teamed up with US TV’s ABC News’ “Good Morning America” to follow Ginger Zee, the show’s chief meteorologist, who shared the […]

Santo Domingo voted Caribbean Gastronomic Capital

The Academia Iberoamericana de Gastronomia voted in favor of Santo Domingo as the Caribbean Gastronomic Culture Capital for 2019. This is a repeat of the honor the country won for 2018, and a celebration of the country’s diverse gastronomy. Rafael Anson, president of the Academy made the announcement. Santo Domingo has the most restaurants of […]

Vuelta Independencia Nacional cycling race starts 25 February

The most important cycling race held every year in the Dominican Republic, the Vuelta Independencia Nacional this year will take place 25 February to 3 March 2019. The event is organized by the Dominican Cycling Federation (Fedoci). The president of Fedoci, Jorge Blas Díaz announced that the race kicks off with a 125 km first […]

DATE set for BlueMall Puntacana

The National Hotel & Tourism Association (Asonahores) announced that the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) would take place from 26 to 28 March 2019 at the BlueMall Puntacana in Puntacana Village. In making the announcement, Paola Rainieri, president of Asonahores, stated: “DATE has contributed to the sustained increase of Dominican tourism activity, and has been […]