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Dominican Republic Developing a New Destination for Cruise Ships!

A new cruise port will open at Cabo Rojo in Pedernales on the Dominican Republic's southwest coast in 2023.

Officials in Cabo Rojo in Pedernales in the Dominican Republic broke ground yesterday for a new terminal there. Cabo Rojo is on the southwest side of the Dominican Republic.

According to a press release, the four-berth port will have capacity for up to 1m passengers annually when fully operational. Its first phase is planned for inauguration in December 2023.

Cabo Rojo port will offer aquatic, cultural, artistic, commercial and gastronomic attractions and tourist services that give passengers a sample of the activities available in the port's surroundings, according to APORDOM Executive Director Jean Luis Rodríguez. Facilities will include a passenger reception center, water park, interactive zone, recreational and commercial zones, spa, main restaurant, boutique hotel and beach.

Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader was on hand for the start of this project that is part of a master plan to develop the Pedernales border province near Haiti. It is expected to generate more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and to boost the economy of the country's southern region.


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