Ex-Mayor of Sosua warns against degradation
The former mayor of Sosúa, Vladimir Céspedes, has expressed in various media his opinion on the proposed actions against prostitution in Sosúa and Cabarete. He says that these actions have already been undertaken in the past and turned out disastrous for both resort towns. The big hotels and resorts like Casa Marina, Sosúa Bay and Sosúa by the Sea are indeed visited by families. But the small hotels are largely dependent on singles. These singles, now mainly from the USA, stay away if the police makes life difficult for the single ladies in the entertainment centers. The ladies provide revenue in the salons, fashion shops, grocers and rental of hotel rooms. All these companies then will also see a dramatically decrease in their sales and are often forced to close their business. As painful as it is, says the former mayor,if there are no substitute facilities, this will be the harsh reality. The Director of Tourism, Lorenzo Sancasani, replied right away in the media. He believes that Cabarete for example with its water sports, music events, sports tournaments, the beautiful beach and well-equipped restaurants is very attractive for the holidaymaker.
Sosúa, with the right intention of the local business people, can also be very attractive for family tourism. Think of eco-tourism, diving schools, good hotels and restaurants and the beautiful beach that Sosúa already has to offer. So Sosúa and Cabarete don’t need to be dependent on single tourists.
Source: Puerto Plata Habla
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