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Dominican Republic. Part 3

2020-05-02T20:49:17+00:00

Casa de Campo Casa de Campo is one of the wealthiest and most famous reservations in the Dominican Republic. It is listed among the world’s most fashionable resorts. Surprisingly, in 1917, the area looked completely different: it was fully covered with sugar cane plantations. In 1967, the American businessman Charles Bluhdorn acquired the territories, but a few years later, sugar prices fell due to an economic crisis, and the business wasn’t profitable anymore. Thus in 1975, Bluedorn decided to create a resort on the site of the former sugar plantation. That’s how Casa de Campo (Country House) was founded. The reservation [...]

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Dominican Republic. Part 2

2020-05-02T20:34:39+00:00

Bávaro Resort Bávaro is famous for its beaches. Its coastline is about 50 km long. Looking at luxurious tourist settlements, you can hardly believe that the area was a complete wilderness just 30 years ago. As tourism started to develop here, the coast was gradually cleaned from mangroves and turned into a resort called royal today. There are no architectural or historical landmarks here. But there are a few national parks near Bávaro. Palm Cemetery is one of the most interesting places. It’s a marshy plain where you can see tree trunks rising right from the water. The place has a [...]

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Dominican Republic. Part 1

2020-05-02T19:50:17+00:00

We’ve‌ ‌been‌ ‌travelling‌ ‌around‌ ‌Latin‌ ‌America‌ for‌ ‌quite‌ ‌some‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌started‌ ‌to‌ ‌miss‌ unhurried‌ ‌beach‌ ‌recreation.‌ ‌Thus‌ ‌we‌ began‌ ‌to‌ ‌look‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌place‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌clean‌ ‌sea‌ ‌and‌‌ warm‌ weather‌ ‌to‌ ‌recover‌ ‌from‌ ‌Lima’s‌ ‌humid‌ climate‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌health‌ ‌problems‌ ‌associated‌ with‌ it.‌ Finally, we settled on the Dominican Republic, which is famous for its resorts and is not far from Peru. But this time we decided to break our habit of staying in the capital and preferred Bávaro—an area whose beaches are among the most beautiful ones in the world—to the capital of the country, Santo Domingo. A [...]

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