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October 11, 2005
  • Theme parks for Punta Cana
  • Renovations at Playa Naco
  • Las Terrenas project presented
  • Aquarius celebrates 1st year
Theme parks for Punta Cana
The Spanish company that manages the Aqualandia and Mundomar theme parks in Benidorm, Spain has purchased 200,000 square meters of land in the Dominican Republic to build a water park and animal-themed park, with dolphin shows. http://www.levante-emv.com/secciones//...
This would follow in a stream of complementary attractions going up in the area. Already, Dolphin Discovery Island and Manatee Park of the Moreno brothers, from Spain, operate in the region. The Meister investors originally from the Bahamas have plans to build a sister park to their Ocean World park in Cofresi, Puerto Plata and have purchased land to do so. There are also reports that Wet & Wild water parks company of the United States, is interested in building a park in the Punta Cana area.
Renovations at Playa Naco
Playa Naco Resort & Spa in Playa Dorada announces new renovations at the hotel will be completed in time for the December season. The hotel will be closed 6 October through the last week in November. The management explains that the renovations seek to upgrade the hotel quality standards.
Las Terrenas project presented
President Leonel Fernandez was present to hear the plans for the Las Terrenas Country Club presented last night at the Occidental Hotel Embajador. The project is going up in northeastern Samana Province at a cost of US$120 million, according to the promotors. Construction will happen in two phases on a 1,200 hectare-plot of land, according to the president of the project, Joan Giacinti. The second phase of the project will be completed in 2007. Giacinti indicated that the golf course will comply with international and environmental regulations and will have a privileged geographic location.
Aquarius celebrates 1st year
The Aquarius hotel in Bonao is celebrating its first anniversary. To celebrate, the hotel will host a bash with Servio Vargas, one of the leading merengue bands. And on 28 October, a Ghost Night has been planned, with music by Top 40 and prizes for the best disguise. See http://www.dr1.com/directories/hotels/aquarius.shtml

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