Tourism August 6, 2022 | 11:00 am

Government to refurbish 25 beaches for more than 3 billion pesos

President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, headed the launching ceremony of the National Plan of Reorganization, Regeneration, Training, and Financing for Associations and Informal Beach Vendors.

In this plan, more than 3,000 million pesos will be invested in renovating some 25 beaches and providing training and financing for the benefit of hundreds of families residing in these tourist areas.

The Minister of Tourism expressed that as part of the plan, the small merchants who operate on the beaches to be intervened will receive the transformation of their spaces and training on the quality of their services, improving their economy and that of their families, with a vision of urban planning that will attract more tourists.

He said that more than 3,000 beach vendors from all over the country have recovered their sales and are part of the renovation and reorganization of these tourist spaces.

“And we initiated a program in which we are going to refurbish 25 beaches, and today we are in Macao, in Miches, Guayacanes I and II, Las Galeras, Los Patos, and we are going to Palenque, Puerto Plata and all the beaches of the country with a budget of more than 3 billion pesos,” he proclaimed.

“I want to express the pride and satisfaction I have in working with President Luis Abinader, the man who has supported tourism the most in the history of the country,” Collado expressed.

The activity took place at the San Lazaro Club, where tour guides, small business owners, and representatives of associations of these coastal areas from all over the country participated.

At the event, President Abinader received recognition from the vendors’ associations.

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Paul Tierney
August 6, 2022 4:47 pm

Macao has already been refurbished. It has a parking area and most of the beach restaurants moved to government constructed kitchen facilities at a centrally located zone. The improvements did not go unnoticed by beach goers as restaurant meal prices increased, pandemic pricing excluded. If Macao undegoes an additional improvement restaurant menu prices may increase to a level where the casual beach dining may be unaffordabel to many.

August 7, 2022 8:55 am

yeah…beach restaurants dont like me.

I show up with my own coolers and food. Not paying 230 for beer when is 130 and a whole chicken is 400 (cooked) on the street.Unless the restaurant specializes in a certain dish then it’s a no-go for me. With that said I be enjoy supporting the local beach restaurants in Palenque.

August 7, 2022 5:29 pm
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You expect Jumbo or superpola prices at the restaurant at the beach? Show me the country where prices in restaurant are similar to supermarket’s ones

Peter Harris
August 7, 2022 4:45 pm

The article speaks of Guayacanes. David Collado will not consult with the community. Our group Accion ambiental Guayacanes AAG launched the PLAYA LIMPIA campaign two years ago. We distribute information and garbage bags asking the people renting beach tables to please not litter garbage on the beach. The response has been very positive. However, we do not have money to continue. I have personally delivered letters for Senor Collado directly to his office for two years ! No response . We have phoned his office. We have sent emails. No response. Is President Luis Abinadar aware that his Ministers do not believe in public consultation ? The beach workers in Guayacanes know more than anyone about the beach industry. Contrary to what the article says, they have not been consulted.