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    MANATEES VISIT LONG BEACH IN PUERTO PLATA


    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. A herd of manatees has been sighted by fishermen and swimmers in recent days near Poza Alfonso, in Long Beach near the resort of Playa Dorada, the town of Puerto Plata. Immediately, the provincial director of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Carlos Heriberto Herrera Finke, confirmed that manatees are seen every evening since last Friday by groups of fishermen engaged in this activity in the marine coast of Puerto Plata. Similarly, domestic and foreign tourists spotted the sea mammals, which were initially believed to be stranded in the Poza de Alfonso, the moment they rise to the surface in search of food and debris floating in the coastal zone.

    Finke Herrera confirmed the presence of these manatees have made a great impression to tourists staying at hotels in Playa Dorada and people of this community, who spend hours watching the romp of these in the Atlantic waters. He arranged for technicians in the field to investigate the presence of this herd of manatees in Long Beach because it is an endangered species and "we must preserve these marine mammals." Finke noted that Herrera will prevent unscrupulous people to cause physical harm to manatees and even "avoid fishermen to catch them." He said "our engineers evaluate their presence, and if the mammals extend their stay, we`ll ask Santo Domingo to send marine biologists to analyze properly the physical conditions and health of these aquatic animals."

    Residents in the Bello Costero neighborhood revealed that this herd of manatees in the Atlantic region arrived last Friday August 26th and was able to spot their presence because of the low tide in the Atlantic Coast. knowledgeable People in the field said that the Navy and relief agencies should implement measures to protect these endangered animals. Eco tourism initiatives in the Dominican Republic support the protection of these friendly mammals.

    The manatee is a gentle sea species, currently threatened by human predators.

    HISTORY

    The manatee is a marine mammal that lives in warm waters. Its scientific name is Trichechus manatus, but is also known as "sea cows" because it always moves forming large herds. Their body can measure 3 to 4 meters and weight between 200 and 300 kilograms. The forelegs (rear) are designed in the form of fins, which have five toes equipped with deformed, small nails. The tail of these aquatic mammals is flat, while your skin is thick, bluish-gray. It also has a distinctive upper lip, sunk, being a friendly animal, gentle and domesticated. Manatees usually live in shallow warm coastal waters, also in estuaries where rivers meet at its outlet to the sea and rivers in slow to some tropical regions of the world.

    But the intense hunt for centuries has led this unique animal to the brink of extinction today they are still poached despite being protected by international laws to protect animals. People who are dedicated to hunting manatees do so because of their meat and bones to make large-scale business. According to popular tradition, manatee meat has seven flavors, also their bones are used for crafts, for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine. The Dominican Republic has a large population of manatees, mostly found close to Luperon Bay and Punta Rucia. Tourists from Sosua and Cabarete travel to these remote areas to see and photograph these mammals. Villa rentals guests from Golden Treasures have the option to order tours to the manatee reserve in Luperon.

    Manatee and its calf seen in the waters off the Florida keys, now in Puerto Plata.

     

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    Leatherback turtles nest on the beach in Cabarete, Puerto Plata

    Two leatherback turtles  (Dermochelys coriacea), one of the four species that nest in the island of Dominican Republic, laid eggs in two nests on the  beach in Cabarete, Puerto Plata, said the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARENA). It is expected that most of these animals come ashore to spawn. Technicians from the Coastal and Marine Resources Office inspected the  Cabarete beach and found two nests separated by a distance of 800 meters apart and 10 meters high from the tide, which had been protected with a fence of wood and rope, placed by members of the community, the Navy, Politur and Ministry of Tourism.

    Environmental technicians formed a protection committee, with all the materials needed to reinforce the perimeter of the nests as it is expected that more turtles  arrive to this beach . The committee is composed of Jose Sanchez, coast inspector of the Dominican Navy and Miguel Gómez from Military Intelligence, Lorenzo Zancazanis, Joseph A. Arias, Nelson Nivar, John Vine, Vine Celina, Christian Azar, Marino Peralta, the  Cabarete   beach  vendors Association, among others, who will be in contact with the Directorate for Protection, Monitoring and Control of Marine and Coastal Resources to monitor these  nests.
     

    The photo above shows the large leatherback  turtle  surrounded by a crowd  in   Cabarete , back in May 2008 and a male in open water.

    Back in May 2008 the leatherback  turtles  surprised the community of  Cabarete  by  nesting  in  the   beach , drawing media attention and soon becoming distinguished guests of the community. The leatherback  turtle  (tinglar in the Dominican Republic) is the Dermochelyidae family. In English is called Leatherback  Turtle , in French Tortue Luth. It is the largest sea  turtle  and also more specialized. The front legs, transformed into broad flippers, have a wingspan of more than 3 m to a carapace length of 2 m and a weight exceeds 500 kg. The hind legs, short and broad, reminiscent of the seals, and are attached to the short tail with a leathery expansion.

    But the most striking character of the leatherback  turtle  is its shell, which consists of small independent bone flakes, covered with a thick skin. The shell has a rubber texture, about 4 cm thick and is made up of strong connective tissue saturated with oil. The young are covered with small scales, which resemble those of many lizards, but are shed with age. They are mostly black on the back but the fins have white margins, and have lines of white scales along the back. On average, measuring about 61.3mm long and weighing 45.8 g. Leatherbacks travel much greater distances in the ocean than the other marine  turtles . It is assumed that in one year, they migrate from South America to the northeastern United States and then return to their starting point.

    The turtles  hatched in 2008 and were a sensation in Cabarete beach, the photos here show the small creatures popping out of the sand.

    The leatherback forages in cold waters, able to withstand temperatures of 6 º C - 15 ° C. It has also been recorded that this  turtle  can reach up to 1200 m below sea level and at that depth, water temperature is rarely above 5 º C, even in tropical regions. Unlike almost all living reptiles, leatherback is endothermic, maintaining a body temperature of around 25 º C. They feed mainly on pelagic invertebrates such as jellyfish and tunicates, pelagic crustaceans and juvenile fish. A kind of rear-facing spines that are in the throat, help them to swallow jellyfish. The main  nesting   beaches  are on the Pacific coast of Mexico, the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. They also spawn in smaller amounts in Veracruz, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Windward and Leeward Islands and Guyana.

    VIDEO: The hatchlings going into the ocean

    The main threats facing the leatherback vary from one region to another but can be summarized in:

         -  Habitat loss, due to the marketing of tropical  beaches  (especially tourism) and industrialization.

         -  By catch by fishing nets, causing it to suffocate.

         -  Pollution caused by industry in tropical waters and heavy industry in cold waters used for migration.

         -  Human predation: In many countries, the leatherback population is threatened by uncontrolled harvesting of their eggs. This is due to various cultural beliefs in relation to eggs.
            In several countries, the leatherback  turtle  is hunted for food. For example, in the Kei Islands (southwest of New Guinea, Maluku Province of Indonesia), leatherback  turtles  are regularly hunted as a food source.

     Cabarete  beach is world famous for its windy bay that attracts Wind and Kite surfing enthusiasts all year long from all over the world. Golden Treasures Real Estate and Rentals is dedicated to promoting eco tourism and the protection of all marine species in the North coast in order to preserve this legacy for present and future generations. With the constant growth in the villa rental and real estate market of the area, it`s imperative that strict guidelines are enforced in order to protect all natural habitats for the marine species such as the Dermochelys coriacea, also called Tinglar and Laud  turtle .

    Trips from Sosua and Puerto Plata should be arranged to the  nesting  site in order to show children and adults some awereness and respect for nature. Also, people at  Cabarete   beach  must know to make silence when the hatchlings come out, so they can hear the ocean sounds and guide their first trip to the water more efficiently. It is believed that  turtles  rely on ocean sound and vibration ( some say they also use magnetic poles orientation too ) to find the way to the ocean after cracking the eggs. Also, no need to touch and cause stress to these beautiful animals.


    The Dermochelys coriacea species is the longest living and the deepest diving one of all  turtles . Click to view larger.

    SOURCES:
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/ turtles /leatherback.htm
    http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z89-399
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherback_sea_ turtle

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    The Tainos in Dominican Republic - 1492

    The Tainos. When Christopher Columbus found the American continent back in October 12, 1492 he was under the impression of being at or close to India, in his quest for a quicker trade route. What he found were the Tainos, an indigenous culture that populated many of the Caribbean islands. Columbus anchored in La Isabela, Puerto Plata and built the first Spanish settlement in the New World.

    Throughout the years to follow, the Tainos were killed by the conquerors either by disease or battle, and their culture was almost completely wiped out. Most Dominicans nowadays rarely resemble what the Tainos looked like, and only a few families have some Taino blood in their generations. Preserved in time, still many artifacts and stone pottery can be found in the island, and their simple art they left behind in caves.  The Dominican Republic Tainos were the most peaceful of these indigenous groups.

    The Taino developed a culture based primarily on agricultural production that allowed them to craft a significant increase of utilitarian objects such as vases and other containers made of clay and wood, well-polished stone axes, objects of basketry and woven plant fibers cotton which were decorated with dyes extracted from the Jagua (Genipa Americana) and annatto (Bixa orellana), with which they also painted their bodies on special occasions. In addition, the Tainos were excellent sculptors who drew up ceremonial artifacts of great artistic expression as duhos or ceremonial seats, idols or cemíes, instruments for the cohoba ritual and monolithic rings.

    Taino zemi – The Religious icons

    The zemi (also zemi or zemi), whose figure, carved in various materials and sizes, could act at will to decisively influence the normal development of human life and the environment: could cohabit with men and even breed through them. The zemi was the living body of God, the mythical entity, the deified ancestor. The emotional effect that would link to the faithful and proper performance of their spiritual powers depended on the expertise to craft it and the ability to be able to reflect the nature of it.

    The collection of some wild fruits, fishing and hunting supplemented the food  in theTaino Village, using tools and techniques, along with the practical and medicinal use given to certain plants, showing the Taino`s deep knowledge of the natural environment.

    When the Europeans arrived, the Tainos inhabited much of the Spanish islands and Puerto Rico, as well as eastern Cuba and Jamaica.

    Taino society was very religious, and at the core there were the Duhos ( ceremonial seats ) and the Zemí, such as the trigonolith deity shown here.

    Although somewhat short in stature, the Taino Indians had well formed bodies and coppery skin color. People were hairless, broad face, with very pronounced cheekbones, lips a little thick and very good teeth.  The Tainos were always naked, wearing only garters and girdles of cotton yarn in arms and legs, although some married women used some skirts, also woven in cotton. Between them there was a custom of artificially deforming the skull of children, holding it with two tablets of cotton strips palm, one in front and one in the occipital, which managed to make the forehead look wider.  They perforated the lower lobe of the ear in order to wear decorative pins or earrings, called in their language taguaguas.

    Social Life

    Their social, political and religious organization was the most developed among indigenous groups in the West Indies. Their maximum territorial unit was the "chiefdom" which grouped certain villages or "yucayeques", which were run by caciques, amounting to these positions by the matrilineal inheritance or making something extraordinary.

    The chief was distinguished by the guanine or gold disc hanging on his chest, and the use of belts  made of cotton braided with rhinestone beads and shells, as well as ribbons worn in the head, inserted with  a guaiza or small central dial.

    When the boss was out for a journey far from the village, his subjects would carry him on a litter of wood and straw, while his children would follow carried on the shoulders.

    The chiefs were assisted by high-ranking characters, called nitaínos, naborias being of lower social level, on who fell agricultural work and other work and services.

    The behique or witch doctor of the tribe was another character of importance in Taino society, having a vast knowledge of the primitive pharmacopoeia and ensure the healing of the sick by magic-medicinal practices, speaking also in the preparation of the cohoba idols, and other ritual objects.

    Productive activities

    The Tainos called conuco the area where they farmed crops, and used farming techniques using mounds and planting in the slash to later burn the cropping area. In the mounds or piles, consisting of circular mounds of loose soil, thrived tuberous roots such as cassava (Manihot esculenta) , yams and sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), while the slash was used primarily for planting of maize (corn), which was planted in full moon time believing that it ensures the growth of the plant.

    The Tainos also took advantage of the rain cycles to kick off their crops and in the final stage of their development and used certain types of irrigation ditches where needed due to the dryness of the land. With the friction of the wood Taino got fire to use it in the cooking of their food,  to baked pottery and also knocked down large trees to prepare their crops or conucos and make canoes. When they were walking or fishing at night they did it with lighted torches of resinous wood or pieces as Cuaba or pine (Pinus occidentalis) and goaconax or guaconejo (Amiris spp.) The stone axes, scrapers like the shell, were working devices frequently used by the Amerindians, mainly

    to make its many objects of wood.

    The most typical axes in the Taino culture are petaloid, the name given to resemble flower petals, but there were other types of axes, such as the neck axes and chisels, and some of them in the hand, while most size is tied to the end of a wooden mallet.

    The main crop of the Tainos was cassava (Manihot esculenta) grating or "cool" getting a mass of which elaborated the cazabí or cassava (currently, cassava), a species of dry bread or cake, previously toasted in a buren and constituted their staple food. Maize (Zea mays) was another important ingredient in his client. We harvested twice a year and ate it raw, when tender, and grilled, when more dry or mature. Also shredded or crushed to make a porridge with water.

    This cotton Cemí has a human skull in the head, quite rare.

    Hunting

    For hunting birds and other animals, such as ischemia, guinea pig, hutias, iguanas, alligators, etc.  they used the bow and arrow, in the use of which the Indians were very clever, besides the lancets with propellants and many forms of traps. In the case of hutias and other rodents, they used to burn the pastures, rounding up the animals to hunt in a place or simply pick them up after the fire burned.

    Fishing

    Fishing was a common practice of the Tainos, the reason why  their villages were formed mainly by the sea and rivers and estuaries where mangroves were abundant. This activity, in addition to its diet, was done with bows and arrows, hooks made of bone or tortoise shell, and large networks of cotton dipped with stone weight.

    Housing

    Taino villages were called yucayeques and housing units were the huts and log cabins, made of wooden posts buried in the soil and cane reeds with roofs held down by palm leaves or straw, leaving a vent on top covered by a stand for the exhaust and smoke from the embers that always kept indoors. A single hut could accommodate several families, as was common among the married daughters of Tainos to live in the homes of their parents.

    The "huts", also called eracras were circular and conical roofs, while the "Caney", name given to the house of chiefs, was occasionally rectangular and slightly more spacious, with gabled roof and a canopy front den, while facing the sugar mill or place where members gathered to celebrate many of its social and ceremonial activities of the tribe.

    Taino Art

    The art of the Taino, while conceptual and utilitarian reflected first of all, its magic-religious vision of the world. Their artwork is represented by a wide range of personal items and household, and in particular, for a rich ceremonial repertoire. The variety and quantity of these objects, painstakingly drawn (remember that they had no metal tools) in different materials obtainable in your environment or derived from their trade, are more reliable sample of his innate artistic inclination. Taino art achieves its most beautiful expressions in the middle plastic sculpture. In order to achieve his artistic goal, the Tainos used the hard stones like granite, diorite, basalt and other easier to carve than marble and serpentine. In many cases the color of the stone, the veins of the same and the polish that could give facilitated and enriched the artistic work.

    They also made use of fine hardwoods as guayacán (Guaiacum officinale), mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) and others. The bones of the manatee, the largest mammal in the West Indies, provided them with material for some of the most beautiful artifacts for ceremonial use and for carving figurines. Human bone, particularly the femur and skull also offered the opportunity to record anthropomorphic representations of magical-religious and ceremonial ornaments. Among the most prominent of Taino art are those for cemíes worship as idols carved in wood and stone and artifacts for the cohoba rituals, along with certain musical instruments such as maracas monóxilas (single piece of wood) .

    Various Dominican Republic Taino Zemis in stone shown here from a private collection show some of the best pieces in foreign hands.

    Taino mythology and religion

    The Tainos believed in a Supreme Being whom they called Yucahu Protector Maócoti Bagua, whose mother was Atabey, Mother of Waters and Protection of the labor, but in their mythological beliefs or other deities conceived cemíes living in the sky, named Turey, relating them to the weather, the creation of the earth and mankind. Among the most accepted cemíes were the stones of three points "or trigonolitos, propitiatory rituals related to fertility, such as swidden productivity and reproduction of the human race.

    The trigonolito is a highly specialized piece about the area in which it is found far more frequently. The east coast of the Spanish and the west coast of Puerto Rico have been the places where significant amounts have been found in these parts.

    The ritual of cohoba

    Among the Tainos, the main religious ceremony was the cohoba in which, by inhaling a powder hallucinogens, or behique chief went into a trance thinking to communicate with their gods or spirits to which he pleaded for help and protection. Before entering the temple the Tainos was introduced into the mouth a spatula in order to vomit, purified internally, to avoid the effects of indigestion that could produce toxic elements contained cohoba powders.

    The hallucinogenic powder used in the cohoba was placed on an offering plate that usually had idols carved on the head (the cohoba cemíes, as shown above), where the priests were inhaling it through a Y-shaped canes Participants in this ceremony the body was decorated for the occasion and, upon entering the recent, were received by the chief, who played mayohabao or wooden drum, then sitting around cemí squatting before which practiced ritual. Presiding over this ceremony cohoba, like ball games and other festivities, the chiefs, together with the other lords, used to sit in a few benches, made of wood or stone, called duhos.

    The areíto

    An important ritual for the Taino was the areito, which was a musical expression of song and dance, complete with recitations of facts and feats occurred in ancestral times. The areito is considered the ultimate sign within all cultural expressions of the Taíno. Usually they practiced in ceremonial places the Spanish called "pens" and was led by one main person.

    The areito served to express tribal unity and educate young people and children in family traditions and society. They had very different meanings, so an areito could be loving, suffering, war, plaintive and of mystical and religious character. In other words, the rites areitos solemnized anniversaries, weddings, ascent of chiefs, crops and military victory.

    Burial practices

    With regard to death, there was no ritual unit, so the funeral ceremonies were carried in different forms. The only thing that unified the rituals and ceremonies of burial was the belief in an afterlife or unearthly world, so that the dead were buried with their belongings essential to further reconcile the personal life of material life.  If the person who died was a chieftain , his favorite wife would be buried alive with him, along with personal items of everyday use to ease the passage to the afterlife.

    A permanent exhibition on Taino life is displayed at the Museo Del Hombre Dominicano, a national museum in Santo Domingo that holds artifacts, pottery and a scaled representation of taino life. Golden Treasures Real Estate and Vacation Rentals in Sosua is working on a project to create a Taino Museum for the North coast where tourists can learn and enjoy the ancient culture of Dominicans dating back hundreds of years.

    Sources of information on Tainos from the Dominican Republic:

    http://anthropology.si.edu/cm/taino.htm

    http://www.visiting-the-dominican-republic.com/dominican_republic_history.html

    The book Taino: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture from the Caribbean from Ricardo Alegria and Jose Arrom depict some of the best periods of the Taino art.

     ©MMXI Edward Rivas for Golden Treasures Real Estate in Dominican Republic.

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    Reef Girls Visit Cabarete, Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic,  Cabarete  and the whole North coast gave a warm welcome to the  girls  from Miss  Reef  International, who are  visiting  the Dominican Republic for a 4 day appearance in the fantastic  Cabarete  beach.  The  Reef   girls  are part of a tradition spanning four years that includes a calendar shot in the most exotic locations of Latin America.

    Some of the  girls  will  visit  Nikki Beach  Cabarete  as part of an agenda that starts on Wednesday June 22nd, ending on June 25th, 2011. At 2:00pm they will have a press conference in Nikki Beach and next day we`ll have Ari de La Guardia from Panama, Katherine Fuenmayor from Venezuela,  Michal Lauren from the United States, Natalia Baccino from Argentina and Sunessis de Brito from Brazil in a photo session by Hege Holt, a well-known photographer of  Cabarete.

    The  Reef girls  will be present at the happy hour from 5:00pm-7:00pm and on Friday June 24th they will be giving out autographed copies of the 2011  Reef girls Calendar in a big party at Nikki Beach. On Saturday June 25th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm they will be signing autographs at the Surfea Surf Shop and later that evening they will stage a fashion show on Cabarete  beach.

    This is the first time that the Miss  Reef  International  girls   visit   Cabarete ,  according to Verona Peñalba, Marketing manager at Nikki Beach  Cabarete. “it`s the perfect combination, they represent sport, beauty, health and happiness” she said. Aliza Lao, from the marketing staff at Miss Reef, it`s always a pleasure to bring the sensuality and beauty of Miss Reef ( to the Dominican Republic ). We thank Nikki Beach for welcoming the girls and we hope this to be the first of many visits.

    Among the sponsors of the events: Presidente Beer, Amber Dune, Nikki Beach and special thanks to  Reef  International. Music by resident Dj Ro-Z and Resident Dj Dav Motta.

    Golden Treasures Real Estate and Vacation Rentals recommends Nikki Beach as one of the top restaurants for our luxury villa rental clients when  visiting   Cabarete  beach, and gives them special thanks for bringing the  Reef   girls  to the North coast. Our  Cabarete  villas for rent include beach and ocean front properties in the most prestigious locations.

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    Related Links:

     http://www.reef.com/guys/calendar.php

     http://www.nikkibeach.com/cabarete

     http://cabarete-dr.blogspot.com/2011/06/miss-reef-cabaretephotos.html

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    Finding deals on villas for rent in Cabarete and Sosua, Dominican Republic

    Welcome to the One Bedroom Option Rentals Club. Renting villas have become a quickly growing trend that has many people traveling to the Caribbean chasing the sun and fun of spending a few days in a beach house instead of the all inclusive resorts. Among several hidden deals most travelers don`t know about is the one bedroom rental option that some villas allow, if you travel in low season. By renting one or two bedrooms only,  the rate of a 4 bedroom villa can drop to even 50 or 40% of the original price, so you could be staying in a $600-1000 per night luxury villa for a fraction of the original rate.

    Most of these super deals on villa rentals are only known to those lucky enough to get the information from the local rental agency ( international rental sites don`t know about such deals ) or be bold enough to try and inquire about it. Not all the villas will offer a one-bedroom deal, though the ones that do are usually good ones. A newly listed beach house for rent in Cabarete has this advantage,  and while the villa charges for 3 bedrooms it also is advertised with the option to rent one or two only at a discounted deal. The villa can be rented as a Sosua rental option, since it is just 5 minutes from Sosua and the beaches ( the gated community is located in the middle of both towns ).

    Another similar deal on a Cabarete luxury beach front penthouse for rent in Ocean One can also be obtained through Golden Treasures Vacation Rentals, just published recently with the one bedroom option for half its original price plus tax. The penthouse is one of the top three in the area, rated five stars and it offers the highest level of comfort as expected in a US$700.00 per night lodging. When rented with 1 bedroom only with 2 guests, it goes down to US$350.00 which is a bargain, but only to qualified renters ( no single men, sorry ). It is more a family oriented rental for discerning travelers and business people who will be good to the expensive furnishings that also include an open VoiP line to make free calls worldwide. A special promotion was including a package deal for the penthouse that includes a discount at world famous Nikki Beach, the posh club restaurant in Cabarete beach.

    Another vacation villa Rental in Cabarete that includes the one bedroom choice and will turn heads is the spc0659, a fantastic 5 bedroom luxury rental in the most prestigious gated beach community of the North coast. The house is decorated entirely as a beach house, with white washed walls and furniture, combining wooden flooring in some bedrooms and light tone decorative artifacts reminiscent of a sailing vessel. Its large garden and swimming pool are private and withing walking distance to a secluded beach in the private community that includes a high end club house with a fine restaurant and 2 more beaches. This villa is simply perfect for the ones seeking to be in a more refined setting where the neighbors are all multimillion dollar villas and access is strictly controlled by guards.

    Although not guaranteed, the option of the one bedroom option rental club can be requested from other villa owners, if the rental agent is savvy enough to know which owners are willing to do so. Many would be surprised at the myriad of choices available in the villa rental market, that most people ignore because the rental agents are not creative enough to connect the dots and take the extra step to match option and client.  Another excellent deal is the Sosua penthouse for rent  coded spc0621, with the most magnificent view of the waterfront beach, and just a few meters from the actual Sosua beach and all the good restaurants in the area. The unit has 3 bedrooms, and originally costs around US$600.00 per night. The owner offered a deal to the agency: rent only the 2 guest suites and make it only US$300.00 a night. The master suite is kept locked, but the renters keep the whole penthouse and the magnificent vistas and its ocean shore swimming pool.

    As the world economic recession lasts for longer than expected, it is only business wise to open more options to renters and keep the market healthy in low season. This opens the property to other markets such as the honeymooners, romantic couples, and other travelers that require much less than the 3 or 4 bedroom villas and condos offered by the vacation rental market in the Dominican Republic. One interesting note is that all the featured listings in the one bedroom option rental club seen here are aiming at the mostly quiet, romantic type of traveler, as opposed to loud parties and single men with bachelor parties ( for that type of rentals just call us and we`ll show you a list of available ones ). All Luxury properties featured here are all valued around a million dollars, so it is expected that the renters be considerate to its good condition. If you ever want to purchase a condo, beach house or villa in the Dominican Republic`s North coast just visit the real estate listings by Golden Treasures and contact us for a visit to the ones you like.

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