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(28 min.) Did you know that the second most important Carnival of the Caribbean, after Rio de Janeiro, is the VEGA carnival in the Dominican Republic? It attracts nearly one million spectators yearly. In this episode, with our host Krista Ochoa, you will discover the passion for Carnival, which takes place every year in February throughout the Dominican Republic, and constitutes an important element of the country’s culture.
(28 min.) The region of Montecristi, which is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, has put a major focus on eco-tourism over the past few years. Elias de la Cruz, a citizen who has made eco-tourism his livelihood, will introduce us to other little-known but compelling attractions of Montecristi, the region where he was born. Welcome to Montecristi
THE MURALS OF SANTIAGO
(28 min.) Santiago, the 2nd largest city in the Dominican Republic, is currently experiencing an inspiring revitalization of its downtown core with the creation of magnificent and original murals that now grace a number of neighborhoods throughout the city. This initiative, led by local Yanisla Cruz, has led to a new urban pride in Santiago’s citizens while supporting modernization of its urban center. A success. Welcome to Santiago
(28 min.) The region of Puerto Plata, well known for its beaches and cable car, is also home to attractions focused on eco-tourism. Alexis Payamps, a community worker, will accompany us as we visit the cocoa plantation Hacienda Cufa and its Eco-lodge accommodation centre. En route, we will stop at the village of Rincon Caliente, famous for its merengue. Welcome to the Puerto Plata countryside
SANTO DOMINGO AND THE DOMINICAN CINEMA
(28 min.) Over the past few years, the Santo Domingo region, capital of the Dominican Republic, has become a location of choice for local and international film shoots. Valérie Hernandez, a casting director in Santo Domingo, introduces us to this artistic milieu which is experiencing a marked renaissance since the advantageous laws that welcome film production to the capital. Welcome to Santo Domingo
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