The MIF project presents El Choco and Cabarete caves as a tourist place of interest
PUERTO PLATA. – The MIF project “Managing cultural resource-based tourism,” held a meeting in Dream Project, with officials and community leaders from the area, to reveal the plans and projects concerning the enhancement of Cabarete Caves (caves El Choco) as tourist product. The information was provided by Miguel Silva, a consultant hired for such purposes, who explained that the plan is to improve the tourist visits to this natural monument, located in the northern formation around Laguna de Cabarete.
“The idea is to conduct a tour to see or explore several caves (Voodoo Glass Frog), through a path with original tropical plants instead. Also, visitors will have the option to cool off in the waters of the lake,” he said. The enhancement will work with the creation of brochures, travel maps and signs. Minor improvements will be made in establishing the visitor center and will start an awareness program and training in the community.
Silva reported that in addition there will be provided the creation or improvement of six MSMEs, which will have direct support of MIF project. The tour will include an explanation of the components of the tropical rain forest and its structure in terms of the food chain. A visit to enjoy the tropical ecosystem of the attraction that are part of this town” he said. During the meeting,
Jakaira Cid, executive director CTDPP, gave an overview of the institution he represents and the interest of it by raising the potential tourist destination Puerto Plata. While Thomas Callender, president of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Sosua and Cabarete (ASHORESOCA) appreciated the initiative taken by the Tourism Cluster and MIF project, as expressed by that “El Choco represents a different image to Cabarete”. It meant that the operation of this proposal bet to improving the quality of life for residents of the entire place, which considered as one of the best kept secrets in this town. “ The coordinator of the project “Tourism Management from cultural resources”, Karina Abbott, expressing closing remarks, urged those present to empower this initiative, which will get more sustainable use of natural resources of El Choco National Park , making this a landmark for potential tourism to enjoy nature in Puerto Plata.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
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