The residents of the province of Monte Plata received with pleasure and great joy the platform Tourism in Every Corner that was successfully developed during this weekend in this locality.
On this occasion, the scenario where the internal tourism campaign of the Ministry of Tourism took place is the municipality of Bayaguana where one of the most emblematic cultural and religious temples of the country and provincial brand, the Santo Cristo de los Milagros Sanctuary, is located.
Patricia Mejía, Deputy Minister of Destination Management of the Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of Minister David Collado, highlighted the enormous ecotourism potential of the Esmeralda province as excellent connectivity, gastronomy, rivers, springs, natural resources and enormous cultural, sports and religious wealth.
“With Tourism in Every Corner, Monte Plata opens the doors to a better future, which is not only a platform for tourism promotion, but also for investment in infrastructure, to turn this province into a strong tourist destination that translates into improvements for its residents,” said the official.
Roberto Henríquez, Deputy Minister of Quality of Mitur, said that there is a commitment of Minister David Collado to hold this event in each province to highlight the tourist attractions they have and Monte Plata has a great diversity of offers for national and foreign tourists to enjoy them.
The provincial governor, Rafaela Javier, the mayor of the municipality of Bayaguana, Manuel Santana and Víctor Nicolás Pichardo, director of the Airport Department, also spoke.
Also present were the senator of the province, Lenin Valdez; the director of the Tourist Police (POLITUR), Minoru Matsunaga; Olympic athletes, Luguelin Santos, Luisito Pié and Zacarias Bonnat; the president of the Monte Plata Tourism Cluster, Manuel Guillen, among other provincial and municipal authorities.
During the event in Monte Plata, a program of activities was developed with its diverse popular traditions with groups of atabaleros, carnival, ballet, theater, salve, choirs, children’s orchestras, as well as, pericombo, local bands of different genres and will exalt its most renowned athletes as a cradle of great athletes, with a sample of their achievements.
There was also a sample of local craftsmanship with the participation of the Guillén brothers from Yamasá, with their pieces inspired by the Taino culture, Chacuey crafts, the Arredondo brothers, the Association of Artisans of Bayaguana, and an exhibition of furniture and crafts in rubber recycling, as well as master cigar rollers from different municipalities.
As part of the development and contribution to the local gastronomy, the MITUR Gastronomy Department honored the agriculture of the province with the creation of the dish “Bocadillo Monte Plata”, made with yautía, stuffed with sausage and a coulis of spicy honey sauce.
TOURISM IN EVERY CORNER
The campaign was officially inaugurated in August 2022 and seeks coherence between the knowledge of domestic tourism products and the development of communities, inviting all Dominicans to know their country and enjoy all its attractions. It involves the main actors of the value chain of the territory, thus promoting sustainable management and development.
The first activation took place in the province of Hermanas Mirabal, followed by Monseñor Nouel, María Trinidad Sánchez and Espaillat, with a special meeting at the “Son de KeKa” in Santiago.
MONTE PLATA “ESMERALDA” PROVINCE
The province is made up of five (5) municipalities, with Monte Plata, Bayaguana, Sabana Grande de Boyá, Yamasá and Peralvillo as head municipality and six (6) municipal districts: Don Juan, Chirino, Boyá, Gonzalo, Majagual and Los Botados.
The province of Monte Plata has 2,602 km². and as a tourist destination, it has a number of elements that make it be considered throughout the country as the “Emerald” province.
Photo caption: 8947 Roberto Henríquez, Patricia Mejía and Víctor Pichardo while touring the stands.