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6 THINGS TO KNOW OF THE 2017 HURRICANE SEASON

Article repost from Weather.com Thursday June 1st marked the official start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical storm and hurricane activity during the six-month-long season typically reach a peak during the late summer and early fall, namely August into October. While the ultimate outcome of any storms that form this year is unknown – except for one storm… Continue Reading

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MANATEES IN THE MARINA

Featured article in Cap Cana The Magazine By Denur Legrand Until just over a century ago, manatees – scientific name Trichechus manatus – were extremely common throughout the Caribbean and other tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, especially in warmer environmental conditions. The Taino people who lived on the island of Hispaniola used to… Continue Reading

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21 MARCH: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 

Forests are nature’s heart! They are the largest source of renewable energy in the world, providing people with wood fuel to heat homes, cook meals and boil water. But they also energize people in other ways recharging our spirits by providing a place for recreation, peace and inspiration. To celebrate the International Day of Forests… Continue Reading

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ECO-ADVENTURE INTO A “CENOTE” WITH AN INDIGENOUS TOUCH

You may already have come across the word “cenote” or even visited one of the world’s most famous cenotes. Derived from the Mayan word “tz’onot” meaning well or abyss, it is used to describe a deep pool of water. In Mayan cosmology  cenotes were the gateways to the afterlife and were used as sacred sites… Continue Reading

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EDEN ROC AT CAP CANA AWARDED “BLUE FLAG” CERTIFICATION

Certification from Foundation for Environmental Education is testament to ongoing success of five-star resort’s sustainability efforts Eden Roc at Cap Cana has been awarded a Blue Flag certification from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for its ongoing efforts and success at protecting its private beach along the coast of Punta Cana in the Dominican… Continue Reading

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WHY SUMMER IS ANYTHING BUT VACATIONS FOR BEES Study of bees’ “waggle dance” show bees find it harder to collect nectar and pollen in summer Article by Jasper Copping, article repost from The Telegraph  They may be most active then, but summer is the most challenging season for honey bees to collect nectar and pollen, according to… Continue Reading

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THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it. At… Continue Reading

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RIDGWAY’S HAWK NESTING SEASON

Cap Cana is honored to be the home of a Ridway’s Hawk couple , which have lived and nested in our community for the past 3 years. Ridgway’s hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, native to the island of Hispaniola. Despite its common name, this bird is a Buteo buzzard and not a true Accipiter hawk. It was named after the… Continue Reading

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SAY NO TO LOBSTER, SUPPORT THE BAN

From the 1st. of March to the 30th of June the capture and marketing of spiny lobster species , Caribbean spiny (Panulirusargus), spotted spiny (Panulirusguttatus), slipper lobster (Scyllaridesaequinoctialis) and Spanish slipper lobster (Parribacusantarcticus) is banned throughout the Dominican Republic’s territory (Decree 119-12 of Law 307-04, issued by President Leonel Fernandez on March 16, 2012). Violating this provision… Continue Reading

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Los Establos Equestrian City Inaugurated

Considered as an internationally unique project, Los Establos aims to position the Dominican Republic as a global equine destination. Los Establos, Equestrian City is considered as the most monumental and complete Equestrian Center in the Caribbean and Latin-America, framed in a land lot of three million square meters located inside of Cap Cana, was officially… Continue Reading