December 14, 2004
  • Spain for US$299 r/t
  • Colonial days church coins collection
  • Cabarete reviewed in NYTimes
  • Flintstones in Punta Cana
Spain for US$299 r/t
Air Plus Comet is advertising US$299 fares to Madrid and Barcelona from the Dominican Republic. Tickets must be issued 72 hours after the reservation is made. A business class ticket of US$799 is also being promoted. The discount airline is also offering connecting fares of US$348 to other Spanish destinations. Airport charges and taxes need to be added to the fares, but they are the lowest so far ever advertised for the European market.
Colonial days church coins collection
The Central Bank is promoting its Colonial Churches coins series. The bank believes they are appropriate for weddings gifts. The collection and individual coins can be purchased in silver and gold at the Numismatic and Stamp Museum of the Central Bank. This is located at Pedro Henriquez Urena Avenue, across from the Central Bank itself. Tel. 809 221-9111, Ext. 3643 and 3664.
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Cabarete reviewed in NYTimes
Cabarete made the Sunday New York Times (12 December 2004) after being discovered by journalist Judy Tong who tells that while Europeans and Canadians have known about the north coast beach town for many years, only now have Americans begun to hear about Cabarete. “The town of Cabarete’s atmosphere is all about a laid-back, tropical lifestyle revolving around sports, resting and partying,” she writes while describing Cabarete. She acknowledges the draw has been the kiteboard and windsurfing conditions that are suited for beginners and experts and the sporting events such as the Cabarete Kiteboarding World Cup and the Red Bull Masters of the Ocean events. But she also highlights there are many adventure tours to be taken in the environs. She also focuses on how easy it is to get around in Cabarete with taxi motorcycles and guaguas readily available for cheap. She has praise for the gastronomy of Cabarete that ranges from “a full restaurant dinner eaten while curling your toes in the sand on the beach,” to the coconut bought from “the women strolling the beach balancing a bowl of fruit on her head.”
Flintstones in Punta Cana
Opening Monday, 20 December at the Melia Tropical mini-club area, the first Flintstones theme park in a resort in Latin America and the Caribbean promises to bring the well-loved Warner Brothers/Hanna Barbera characters into the act right near the white sands of Punta Cana beach. A playground has gone up where children will thrill in boarding the Flintmobile, and interacting with personifications of the Flintstone characters – Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, and even Dino will be all there. Hotel staff attired in Flintstone wear will be serving special Flintstones meals at Betty’s Kitchen restaurant and many surprises have been planned for all participating in the programs prepared for children four months to 12 years. For more information, contact Clary Obst at [email protected]

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