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Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel to host 2010 Mr. Universe contest for second year

A Barcelo Punta Cana all inclusive hotel has been chosen to host the grand finale of the Mr. Universe Model Pageant for the second year as a series of events take place over 12 days in Santa Domingo before the finalist is crowned in Punta Cana on 8 May.

Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel to host 2010 Mr. Universe contest for second year

The Punta Cana all inclusive hotel belongs to Barcelo Hotels and Resorts and is situated on the 400 metre stretch of the famous Bavaro Beach on the stunning Caribbean island of Dominican Republic. Hunky contenders from 35 different countries will be battling it out to win the title of Mr. Universe within the idyllic surrounding of white sandy beaches, the sparkling Caribbean ocean and a tropical climate.

A number of events will be taking place throughout the 12-day program, which is sponsored by Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, in the island's capital city, Santa Domingo, and Punta Cana, and will include a photo shoot and bathing suit competition by the pool of the Punta Cana all inclusive hotel on Friday 7 May. The grand finale of the contest will take place on Saturday 8 May at the beachside resort's brand new theatre where spectators, judges and the gorgeous finalists will gather to witness the crowning of the winner, Mr. Universe 2010.

The Barcelo Punta Cana Resort provides luxury accommodation and high end facilities for guests on Dominican Republic holidays.
Situated just 25 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, the luxury all inclusive hotel is located on the east coast of the island on one of the Caribbean's most stunning beaches, Bavaro, and offers guests a wide range of water sport and leisure activities including scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing. Facilities at the Dominican Republic hotel include tennis courts, numerous swimming pools, water polo, a trapeze, basket ball courts, a rock climbing wall.

As well as luxury, elegant guest rooms and suites, the Punta Cana all inclusive hotel features seven exquisite restaurants which offer a range of international and local cuisine; a casino, a children's club, a lavish spa, a beauty shop, gift shops and six lounges including a swim-up pool bar and a disco where adults can enjoy evening entertainment.

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