Mitur and hotels in Puerto Plata expect 50k visitors

The North Coast is preparing to receive the thousands of vacationers who choose to spend the Holy Week holiday in the area, so authorities of the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) said that from Samaná, María Trinidad Sánchez, Puerto Plata to Montecristi, are working on the conditioning and cleaning of algae from the main beaches.

In addition, they placed a security system and a large staff, as part of the actions undertaken by the Mitur, together with the hotel sector, because they estimate that about 50 thousand people could visit from Thursday to Sunday the coastal towns.

A total of 1,000 police and military personnel will be deployed for security.

Carlos Atahualpa Paulino, northern regional director of Mitur, said that in the province of Puerto Plata alone, 22,800 people are expected to visit.

He indicated that in the area, during the Semana Mayor, the more than nine thousand rooms that Puerto Plata has, are all full; and that only by air, 12,800 visitors from different countries are Puerto Plata Centerexpected to arrive.

In María Trinidad Sánchez, 10,000 visitors are expected to come to its beaches and resorts, and another 7,000 in Montecristi.

The official informed that in five beaches of Puerto Plata such as: Cofresí, Pueblito, Camacho, Cosita Rica on the boardwalk and Sosúa, they are working on the placement of towers for the safety of bathers.

“In the case of the cleaning of the beaches, it is a work that we do permanently together with the hotel businessmen of this area”, said Paulino to elCaribe.

Meanwhile, the provincial governor of Puerto Plata, Clariza Rochet, informed that 12,800 travelers and another 48,000 cruise passengers are expected to arrive by air through the two terminals, Amber Cove and Taíno Bay.

The representative of the Executive Branch said that they are working together with the emergency, mitigation and response committee to organize the Easter Week operation. The businessmen of the area hope that the economy will be boosted by the presence of thousands of Dominicans who will be visiting the Dominican Republic for domestic tourism.


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