For those of you who haven’t visited us in a little while, last week we discussed sustainable tourism and went into a little bit of detail as to why it’s so important to us. In that blog post, I made a comment that we are lucky to be located in paradise, and that it was up to us to keep it beautiful. I wanted to spend a little more time today elaborating on that idea, and all of the different ways that it applies. As you will soon see, sustainability is not only about preserving the flora and fauna in the area but also enriching the community as well.
One of the oft-repeated phrases on this blog is “sustainable tourism.” We go to great lengths to mention our commitment to sustainable tourism in our blog posts, and we have posted several times about some of our sustainability efforts, but we should probably explain a little more about the whole PUNTACANA Resort & Club philosophy and discuss the important role the Puntacana Ecological Foundation plays in our environmental efforts. So, without further ado, let’s answer an important question: what is sustainable tourism?
I want to take everyone back a little bit. Way, way back to November of last year when we were covering philanthropic projects and holiday concerts. During that busy time we were lucky enough to be featured in a travel blog post by none other than the fabulous Glamourai. It’s always nice seeing someone else’s first impressions of the property and the Dominican lifestyle, and it’s especially nice when the photographs are as beautiful as they are in this two part series
While this will come as a shock to many of my friends in the US and Canada who are forced to contend with blizzards and freezing pipes, here at PUNTACANA we are gearing up for our annual Sun & Fun Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 21. This event promises both sun and fun, and best of all the proceeds from the tournament go to a great cause - helping the junior golf program for at-risk children in the nearby town of Veron.
We have written about the Top Ten Things To Do in Punta Cana but we decided to show you first hand what Zip-lining is like. The day begins early in the morning, around 8:00 am, a Greyline bus picks you up at your respective hotel and takes you on about an hour ride through the Dominican Republic's Eastern Communities. The beauty of this excursion is not only the adrenaline rush of zipping through tree tunnels and over mountains but the trip itself. Witnessing the local surroundings and culture is part of the fun!
Here at PUNTACANA we appreciate the random and miscellaneous. As we said in a previous blog post, we are unconventional, and we like it. One of our employees gave us a list of her favorite things to do in Punta Cana, and it is both unique and refreshing… and it’s a world apart from our prior list of top 10 tourist attractions in Punta Cana.
It’s only two weeks into 2015, but here at Puntacana we are hitting the ground running with an exciting announcement. It has been a long time coming, but we are pleased to announce the release of a brand new Puntacana app for iOS and Android devices.
We have already written about the fantastic event that is about to hit Playa Blanca, Kite Fest PUNTACANA 2015! Now we'd like to share even more news with you guys. Not only will you get to witness awesome athletes like Susi Mai (who will be bowing out of the competition world after this event) and Gisela Pulido but you will also have a chance to win a dinner for two at Playa Blanca Restaurant!
I hope everyone is in the mood for some good news. After all, ‘tis the season. As our readers know, we love posting stories about philanthropy and sharing the work of good Samaritans, and today we have a great story for you that fits in perfectly with our mission to enrich the lives of the people in our local communities.
When traveling to the tropics one might envision margaritas and lounging around but we have a better idea, a Catamaran Adventure! We’ve heard numerous times that our resort is quiet and relaxing which is not only accurate it is also something we pride ourselves on, yet people seem to overlook the variety of activities PUNTACANA Resort & Club has to offer...