What are some of the things that you think of when you hear the word “Carnival?” If you are like a lot of people, you probably imagine parades, parties, and Brazil - and it’s that last part that we are here today to talk about.
As we have already established on the blog, 2014 has been a great year for tennis at Puntacana. It has been an exceptional year for our boleritos, and we also have a great new tennis facility opening soon. It has come to my attention, however, that we haven’t written quite as much about one of the other most important sports in Dominican Republic - GOLF!
You've already heard about our favorite and most prized hotel, Tortuga Bay, apart from its famous designer touch, historical name and excellent ratings, a stay at this luxurious hotel is also a prize! Wine Awesomeness partnered with FATHOM, Shop BAZAAR, theSkimm, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, and us of course to bring you the most exiting giveaway of the year!
We've been very vocal about our Foundations and their efforts at bettering conditions and overall well-being of the Dominican Republic. Earlier this year we posted about The Ecological Foundation's "Fuentes de Vida" project and we are very pleased to share the video made in order to explain "Fuentes de Vida".
It is no secret to long time readers of this blog that I adore tennis, and it is not just me, either. With a world-class tennis facility, several tennis tournaments that are attended by models, directors, and fashionistas, and the well-oiled machine that is our ball boy program, it is hard not to fall head over heels with the sport at PUNTACANA Resort & Club.
It has been a few weeks since we last discussed the great outdoors and the many wonderful things you can do in Punta Cana, but I just so happen to have news of a 45th anniversary celebratory event for all of the adrenaline junkies out there. You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about, but it’s probably better to have professional kiteboarders Susi Mai and Aaron Hadlow do it for me:
Every year since 1996 the Puntacana Foundation has organized a gala and concert in the town of Higüey featuring music performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
A couple of months ago, a great post went up on our blog discussing the name of our beautiful region of the Dominican Republic. As you have no doubt noticed from the name change from Punta Borrachón to Punta Cana, the palm leaf has a long and storied history both in our region and in the history of our resort, and it is that history that I am here to discuss today.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 marked a special day in the history of the relationship between Julio Iglesias and Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta was in New York to accept the prestigious Medal of Excellence award for business leadership and philanthropy, and Iglesias was there to honor his friend with an intimate concert at Carnegie Hall.
We're proud of our country, it is picturesque, colorful, and exciting. In past blog posts we've mentioned the savory flavorful food (and where it comes from), talked about the stunning blue water and now we'd like to discuss the sounds of this lovely half island, specifically the sound of music.