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USAID supports Dominican Treasures tourism program

BARAHONA, Dom. Rep.- The southwestern provinces of Barahona and Pedernales are ‘Jewels of the Caribbean,’ where the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium (CDCT) promotes an effort to discover what “lurks beyond its typical cactus and mesquite trees.

Newspaper Hoy reports that the Consortium’s Dominican Treasures (DT) program, with the support of USAID, wants people to discover the country’s most biologically diverse region.

“The first stop was at Brisas del Caribe, in Barahona, a cozy restaurant in from the city’s pier, where the group savored some of the culinary delights, basically seafood fare from the South coast,” writes journalist Nelly Ramírez, adding that at 5pm, still under the hot sun, “we forge on to the deepest South, Pedernales.”

The reporter notes that the country’s south westernmost city offers a variety of lodgings, from downtown to seaside. “Most of the South’s red and arid routes are a pleasant experience, hence the beautiful land which gives Cabo Rojo its name.”

“Here, the land can dye anything a deep brick color, but its beach invites you to take a cool dip to calm the area’s sweltering heat.”

The project

Teresa Reynoso heads the CDCT’s monitoring and evaluation; Yanina Castillo coordinates Dominican Treasures, while Yuberkis Mejia represents the PR firm Nexus.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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