The Puerto Plata Report: news and travel info from the Dominican Republic's north coast

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UN rejects Los Haitises cement plant

The United Nations multi-sectorial team set up to evaluate the decision to install a cement plant in a buffer zone of the Los Haitises National Park has concluded that the project is neither viable nor pertinent. Los Haitises is known as one of the world’s largest karst reserves, and is a source of reserve water […]

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Adventure travel in the Dominican Republic

Two hours into the mountains, Maxima Aventura is a wilderness dude ranch for adventure travelers and extreme sports enthusiasts

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Canadian Embassy relocates, new ambassador arrives

Todd Kuiack replaces Patricia Fortier as Canada’s Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

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DR invites logo designers to create new tourism icon

Ministry of Tourism is seeking aspiring designers to create a new tourism logo design that reflects the growing recognition and stature of the DR as the world’s premier Caribbean destination

Research and Markets: The Dominican Republic Is Suffering Less Than Many Other Caribbean Countries from the Tourist Slowdown

The Dominican Republic is suffering less than many other Caribbean countries from the tourist slowdown. In the first four months of 2009 arrivals fell by 4.8% year-on-year (y-o-y), making it the fifth best performing country in the region.