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An artificial beach for the enhancement of Dominican Republic holidays in Santo Domingo

The subject of bringing an artificial beach to the Dominican Republic's capital city of Santo Doming has been much discussed lately with recent proposals by a Spanish company to develop a new beach project and enhance the city's appeal to tourists.

An artificial beach for the enhancement of Dominican Republic holidays in Santo Domingo

Talks about an artificial beach for the enhancement of Dominican Republic holidays in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo have come to the conclusion that it would be an attractive recreational option not only for foreign visitors and tourists but for citizens as well, said a report published by

We all know that beaches are one of Dominican Republic holidays’ strongest assets for tourists seeking ideal beach getaways, but the fact that the capital city doesn’t have one is a clear disadvantage for those wanting to visit Santo Domingo while also enjoying a relaxing sun-tanning moment during their Dominican Republic holidays in the city.

“If the situation could change in the medium term it would become the second most important tourism region second only to Punta Cana-Bavaro,” - added the report on which was written by the Juan Llado.

The consultant Juan Llado wrote that the project is not new and was in the offing during the city’s Mayoral tenure of 1982-1986 in which it was stated that the new artificial beach would give the city a good recreational option both for tourists and the population. The proposal now has been reinforced with the most recent proposal coming from Spain at the hands of Group Acciona, who plans the building of a new Santo Domingo beach as part of the discarded project Artificial Island, which included the creation of a lake between the coast and the new soil.

However, Dominican president Leonel Fernandez abandoned the project despite having been approved by Congress, in order to calm irate public opinion. Initially the project visualised 3 breaches in front of the Melia hote, a small beach at Guibia and in front of the Vesubio restaurant, a tempting option for Dominican Republic holidays in the capital that later had to be scrapped.

Explaining the President’s latter change of mind, Llado explained – “Though praiseworthy, these pretensions aren’t financially viable in the medium term. The necessary resources will have to come from the central Government and the fiscal perspective isn’t good in the short term."

Llado also added that the current beach at Sans Soucí had been leased to a group of companies led by Vicini, which is now creating a mother port for cruise ships, although as of yet there have been no announcements of any beach project. - “Needless to say it would be convenient for the city to have beaches. The arrival of cruise ship passengers and tourists from Bavaro-Punta Cana will be enormous with the development of the mother port and the Coral highway.” – Llado said when explaining the many benefits this would bring to Dominican Republic holidays.

The tourism expert suggested that an agreement between the Dominican Republic Hotels Association in Santo Domingo and Vicini should be reached to develop Sans Soucí beach. “The first could convince the second of the great mutual benefit. And although the capital’s inhabitants wouldn’t like a steep incline, they could also access even if they have to pay.”- he concluded.

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