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Dominican Republic Hotels sponsor nature trail management course

  • 13-Jan-11 10:23
  • La Romana
  • Dominican Today Travel

A collection of Dominican Republic hotels belonging to the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association have recently held workshops on "Design, Construction and Maintenance of Trails in Natural Spaces" to educate people who work in protected areas.

Dominican Republic Hotels sponsor nature trail management course

A workshop was recently held on "Design, Construction and Maintenance of Trails in Natural Spaces" by the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association which is operated by a number of Dominican Republic hotels.

The workshop and course was aimed at people who work within protected areas and eco-adventure trails so that they can properly educate travellers on Dominican Republic and Punta Cana holidays who are interested in conservation and the environment.

The setting for the one-week course was the Padre Nuestro Eco-touristic Trail in the National Park of the East located just outside of Bayahibe and was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, and the Dominican Sustainable Tourism Alliance.

Presented by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, who are part of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the course was attended by representatives from local and national organisations and associations including the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation and the Environment Ministry.

Trainees learnt the basic requirements needed to work on the type of nature trails such as compass reading, mapping, design, construction and maintenance of nature trails. Information gathered from the course was used to draw an updated map of the Padre Nuestro trail.

The Padre Nuestro Eco Trail and National Park of the East is one of the most popular attractions for travellers on Bayahibe holidays. The National Park of the East features 420 square metres of beautiful flora and fauna with 144 different species of birds and 539 floral types.

La Romana is situated an hour and a half from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with a tourist area covering Casa de Campo, Dominicus and Bayahibe comprising several pristine white sand beaches, nature parks and tourist attractions including the Premium Cigar Factory, and the beautiful historical Altos de Chavon Artists Village which is located above the Chavon River.

The La Romana - Bayahibe Hotel Association is comprised of seven large scale Dominican Republic hotels and resorts, Casino Domincus, and a number of other members including Tropical Tours.

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