Tayrona Capital Group, with hotels all over the world, chose the city of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic for its first sustainable tourism development in the Caribbean.
Blu Terrenas” will include a 480-room 5-star luxury hotel, beachfront villas and townhouses, and 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments that will border a lazy river certified as the longest in the world.
The project will be developed over a total area of three million square meters from the beach to the hills, and will connect 27 de Febrero Avenue with the Boulevard del Atlántico.
It will have a shopping mall open to the public of 85,000 m2 with international and local stores, restaurants and an amphitheater on the water with capacity for 2,500 people. It will also be the first congress center in the area.
Among the cultural amenities, it will have the first museum of the evolutionary history of the Dominican Republic, 3D movie theaters and an artisan market to offer an exhibition platform for local artists, a fire station for the entire community, a multi-sports center with different types of courts, and an academy that will prepare for free the young people of Las Terrenas in tourism and hotel services. Every 6 months, 30 young people will be prepared, with a nationally and internationally recognized teaching staff, as future hotel managers, chefs, A&B, maintenance, housekeepers, among others.
As explained through a press release, Blu Terrenas is an eco-friendly project, all the roofs of the parking lots and buildings will be prepared with solar panels to provide electricity to the common areas and public streets, inside it will have a natural park of almost 1 million meters to preserve the existing micro habitat on the property.
The construction “ratio” will be extremely low with respect to the permitted, thus confirming the “eco frendly concept of the project”, only 8% of the land has constructions, with a total housing density much lower than the one granted in this area. Two independent treatment plants are foreseen for the entire project and two water cisterns for water supply.