Today’s video is a more unfocused and less structured look at the wonderful things you can do at Puntacana. This is a video for those of us who like to make our own fun and enjoy spending our vacation fully immersing ourselves in a certain locale. While we’ve given you a lot of wonderful activities to do over the last two weeks, today we’re going to talk about taking leisurely strolls and eating tasty, fresh food.
At Puntacana, we spend a lot of time thinking about the perfect day in the Dominican Republic. Is it the food that we eat? Is it the activities we enjoy? Is it the people we spend time with? One of our locals has already told us what her perfect day in Puntacana would be like, but there is so much to do on the island that I think everyone would give an answer if they were asked. While I don’t think we’re ever going to reach a consensus on what exactly makes up a perfect day, we have a few ideas that we wanted to share with you in a short video that we just uploaded to YouTube.
What are we talking about this week? What aren’t we talking about this week? Unlike our normal posts in which we explore a single topic in depth, this week we are talking about all the adventures big and small you can find in the ocean at the resort. As you can see from the video, there are a lot of them, so we better get started.
Back in October, we discussed some of the sustainable farming techniques that go into producing some of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs we use in our hotels. To recap: it is rather challenging to grow large amounts of sustainable, organic produce in Puntacana, but we have found a few clever ways to make it work. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have a composting initiative that has worked wonders to make the soil capable of handling the organic produce we cultivate. What we left out of that last post, however, are the many different plants we grow and why we grow them.
Remember a few months ago when we talked about Carnival in Dominican Republic? Carnival is almost upon us, and as of this blog post being published we are only about 28 hours away from the festivities. I’m sure that you are all asking the same question: what do we have in store for you this year?
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.
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