The first phase of the Cabo Rojo Tourism Development Project in the province of Pedernales shows significant progress with the construction of the buildings that will house the first three hotels, the cruise terminal, the road, plumbing and electrical works, as well as the preparations for the bidding of the international airport, which will be located in the community of Oviedo.
The hotel chains Iberostar, Hilton, Marriott, Sunwing, Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt and Karisma Hotels & Resort were interested in participating in the implementation of the first phase of the project, which is focused on the North American market.
Six of the 15 that expressed interest in being part of the developing tourist destination of the Dominican Republic, which promises a unique offer for its ecotourism wealth, the beauty of its pristine beaches and its great attraction for adventure tourism.
In this sense, President Luis Abinader, stated his firm decision to develop tourism in Cabo Rojo and in his last visit he reiterated that on December 18 the first cruise passengers will be received at Port Cabo Rojo, the new cruise terminal that is in an advanced stage of construction.
It is projected that by the end of 2024 the first hotels will be operating and construction of the airport will have begun.
Another sign of support for the Cabo Rojo project and of the government’s decision to promote a solid tourism project that will benefit the entire population is the delivery of title certificates in another locality to those who were irregularly occupying the land where the airport will be built in Oviedo, with which they now have a legal instrument with which they can go to the banks and have access to credit.
Spanish hotel groups, in different international events such as the Madrid Tourism Fair (IFEMA), have shown their intention to establish their brands in Cabo Rojo. However, in the first phase only Iberostar Group was selected and for a second phase the Meliá hotel chain could be integrated.
The Meliá hotel group expressed “its great interest in being present in such a strategic project for the country as the development of the Pedernales area”, and expressed its intention to bring to Pedernales an extension of its hotel school.
Meanwhile, the CEO of the prestigious RIU hotel chain, Carmen Riu, said in an interview with Reportur that “the future destination of Pedernales can be positioned in a short time, as shown by the case of Costa Mujeres in the Mexican Caribbean, next to Cancun”.