Christmas Season Has Arrived to Cabarete

This year Cabarete will be celebrating the holidays with new shine and glow. Apart from the new sidewalks being finished in the town, there is also a nice Christmas tree and light installation in front of Fresh Fresh Cafe and next to Helados Bon in the town center. It’s a great spot where families can take Christmas photos and get into the Christmas spirit. It adds joyfulness and conviviality to the town look.

At Velero Beach Resort, we also got ready for the holidays season. Look how we’ve decorated our lobby. What do you think? Do you like it?

 

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Puerto Plata’s Second Cruise Terminal Opening

 

This week Puerto Plata has become the only town in the whole Caribbean with 2 functioning cruise ports.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader led this Wednesday the inauguration of the new tourist and cargo terminal Taíno Bay in San Felipe de Puerto Plata with the arrival of a MSC boat with capacity for 5,000 cruise passengers. Although due to the COVID-19 protocols and security measures, it only brought about 1,700 passengers.
The Taino Bay terminal is part of a multipurpose project that will allow the docking of cruise ships, containers and the loading of products, which will make it one of the most attractive and active ports in the country. Taino Bay with an investment of more than 80 million dollars is part of the government initiatives.

During the inauguration of the terminal, President Luis Abinader reiterated his commitment and that of his government to generate more jobs and increase the arrival of tourists to the country. This terminal will generate 1,500 direct jobs and 3,500 indirect jobs.

Through the gates of this port terminal, it is projected to receive over 750 thousand cruise passengers by 2022, which will represent an average income of US $ 75 million. Among the carriers that have confirmed their routes are Royal Caribbean Cruises, Virgin Voyages, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, TUI Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

We’re very happy and proud of this new cruise terminal. And we hope it will give the local economy a necessary boost so much needed after the pandemic.

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Direct flights Montreal – Puerto Plata and record tourist arrival numbers in October

This week the Gregorio Luperon International Airport received Air Canada that resumed its Montreal – Puerto Plata route.

154 passengers arrived on this new Air Canada flight demonstrating a continuing growth of tourist flights available between Canada and Puerto Plata. While Canada remains one of the main tourist source markets for the North Coast.
This new Air Canada operation is being served on a modern Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 aircraft, which includes Premium Rouge and Economy services, with entertainment options and high-speed Wi-Fi.

When welcoming the new flight, the director of AERODOM North Cluster Airports, Carlos Rodolí Conde, expressed his satisfaction at seeing the recovery of airlines and routes at Gregorio Luperón airport operated by AERODOM.

This news came after another important breakthrough for the Dominican tourism industry. The Dominican Republic Tourism Minister David Collado reported that the Caribbean nation broke its historical record in tourists arrival in the month of October. The historic and unprecedented October brought 443,018 tourists to enjoy the tropical climate and stunning beaches of our island. The recovery of tourism is a great reality and we should all support it.

We hope to see you soon enjoy the best of our country at Velero Beach Resort. Please feel free to contact us to help you with accommodation organization. We still have some availability for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Contact us: 1-809-571-9727 or reservations@velerobeach.com

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