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The Dominican Republic has long been known for its colorful beachfronts and sunny skies, but the country has also seen a boom in tourism and tourism-related construction.
A series of events in recent years have seen a slew of luxury and commercial developments taking shape along its shores, with hotels and condos sprouting up in areas such as Santo Domingo, as well as some of the country’s newest developments, including one planned for the Dominican City area.
While there are a few beachfront parks and recreation areas on the island, they are relatively sparse, and many visitors have been opting for sightseeing boats.
The first major tourist-focused beachfront development was the construction of a park called Santo Delgado Beach in 2012.
The beachfront park features a marina, a bar, a cafe, and other amenities, while also offering visitors access to the beaches of Palma, Santo Baja, and Palma de los Cabos.
As the years passed, more and more tourists flocked to the island.
As of last year, Palma saw a 5.8% increase in tourism from January through June of this year, according to the Dominican Tourism Authority.
As of May of this last year alone, there were 7,000 foreign tourists visiting the island each day, according the agency.
In the months leading up to the 2017 presidential election, the island saw a massive influx of tourists, with more than half a million visitors visiting Palma.
With the 2016 elections looming, it appears that there’s more to come.
In June of 2017, the Dominican Government approved the construction, along with the use of a $4.5 million grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Dominican government is hoping to expand the beachfront to a 50-acre area, and is also hoping to establish an office of tourism.
This project was spearheaded by the government of President Raul Fernandez, who is seeking re-election in 2018.
Fernandez also recently signed an executive order that aims to promote tourism, with the goal of boosting the island’s tourist numbers by 100% by 2020.
However, the park itself is not yet complete, and there is still work to be done before the park is operational.
While the project is still in the planning stage, it has already received a lot of interest from locals and visitors alike.
One of the projects currently under construction is a beachfront resort that is currently being built on Palma Island.
The resort will feature a 24-hole golf course, a 50,000 square-foot spa, a hotel, and restaurants, according TOFA.
Though the resort may not have the same amenities that other resorts have, the resort is still a great place to visit and will be one of the few beachside resorts in the Caribbean to feature luxury amenities.
Another project currently underway is a luxury resort, located on Palmas Peninsula, in the city of Santo de los Baños.
The project is a new resort and hotel that will offer exclusive dining, spa, and shopping in the Palmas area.
There are also several hotels and resorts planned for Palmas, including a hotel with the theme of “the beach,” a luxury spa, luxury condos, and luxury villas.
Finally, there is the Palma Beach Hotel, which will offer luxury accommodations and an entertainment district.
The hotel has already secured funding for its construction, according TOFA.
This project will feature two restaurants and two shops.
At the end of the day, though, the beach is still the most popular place to enjoy the island in the summer.
Whether you’re heading out to the Caribbean for a vacation, or you’re planning on visiting Palmas for a short vacation, there are many options to enjoy some of this tropical paradise.