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News: Living the Caribbean Dream

Mon, 22 Oct 07

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a great place to live the Caribbean dream, property experts have suggested...

Visitors to the Dominican Republic can already benefit from a gorgeous year-round climate, clear, warm blue seas and long stretches of stunning white sand.

The Sunday Mirror has reported that property prices in the Punta Cana region rose by as much as 20 per cent in the past year. There has recently also been huge investment - some £2.5 million - in the infrastructure of the region. This has bolstered a thriving tourist industry. Numbers are currently increasing by around six per cent a year.

Punta Cana is considered the major resort area in the Dominican Republic. Several professional golf courses have been built in the region. The Punta Cana Group is the most renowned of the projects in the region, in which celebrities such as Oscar de La Renta and Julio Iglesias have residences.

Popular nightlife

Outside of the hotels, several small plazas and discotheques allow tourists to interact with local residents. Other tourist attractions have also been installed in the area, among them Manatí Park (a waterpark), Plaza Bolera Punta Cana (a shopping mall and bowling center), a Marina, and the Palma Real Shopping Center in Bávaro, housing well known facilities such as Hard Rock Cafe. Saona Island, located nearby, is popular for scuba diving.

The weather is fairly constant, with an average temperature of 26°C. The hottest season lasts from April to November, and during the day temperatures might reach 32°C. From December to March, temperatures during the evening are around 20°C. Very little rain falls around the area, mostly because of the flat landscape.

Luxurious surroundings

Zilpah Hartley, television property expert, told the paper that in Punta Cana investors can enjoy luxurious surroundings "without breaking the bank".

Ms Hartley also emphasised that "development and investment have hit new highs with upgrades to international airports and roads and the creation of new golf courses".

Ms Hartley also emphasised that "development and investment have hit new highs with upgrades to international airports and roads and the creation of new golf courses".

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