For many people THIS is how the entrance to heaven looks like: the natural tunnel consisting of trees just before getting to Jarabacoa in the Central Mountain Range of Dominican Republic. The town of the “eternal spring” offers an unique climate and amazing nature: mountains, rivers and cascades. Also it’s the Top Spot for extreme sports in the DR: Canyoning, Rafting, Paragliding and more. Passing this “tunnel” I automatically switch to “Jarabacoa Mode”!
Today we are celebrating “World Oceans’ Day”, remembering the importance of the oceans for the world we live in. Around 71% of our planet Earth are covered by oceans. We all need to think about how important the oceans are and realize that any damage we do to them, we do it to ourselves!
“Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.”
This picture was taken in the beautiful village of Bayahibe, on the east coast of Dominican Republic. Bayahibe benefits from the ocean due to fishing and tourism.
The pintoresque village Las Terrenas on the peninsula of Samaná offers some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Dominican Republic. On this picture you can enjoy sunset at “Playa Bonita”, showing that its’ name doesn’t lie.
“Valle Nuevo” is an unique landscape, which seems to be everywhere but not in the Dominican Republic. It is ideal for those searching for a place to practise some Mountainbiking or Trekking. It is situated close by the town of Constanza and its’ extension reaches all the way south to San Jose de Ocoa. On a trip to “Valle Nuevo” you can find the famous “Pyramides” and the beautiful cascade “Salto Aguas Blancas”. If you need a place to stay closeby, we recommend “Rancho Constanza”, an amazing place with even more amazing staff.
Amazing video of a 17-day road trip all over the Dominican Republic by four friends from Norway. Enjoy!
Dominican Republic is famous for its’ music, everybody knows Merengue and Bachata, also Salsa and Reggaeton are often related to what is considered “Dominican Music”. But in the last few years, there has been growing a considerable house music scene in the Dominican Republic, mostly in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. The company behind this scene is “PAV Entertainment” and his CEO Pablo Pou. They have been bringing almost all of the House Music Superstars to DR, from Bob Sinclair, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Avicii, and many more, also international singers such as Rihanna. Every year the summer starts with the huge party “Barbarella” in Santo Domingo. Some of the biggest house music stars bring the vibes and beats for the upcoming months of summer. This year PAV is taking the party to another level, with the current #1 DJ of the world (according to DJ Mag) “Hardwell” from the Netherlands, along with “Steve Angello”, former member of the world famous “Swedish House Mafia”, and also the duo “Icona Pop”, with their super hit “I Love It”. On June 18th the party will take place at Quisqueya Stadium in Santo Domingo, sponsored by Cerveza Presidente, the most popular beer in the Dominican Republic. If you like house music and are around somewhere in the Dominican Republic… Don’t miss this!
Currently we have running our yearly beauty contest “MISS RODAN2”, searching for the ideal representation for our brand. At this moment 20 beautiful girls from different places around the Dominican Republic are competing for the title of “MISS RODAN2 2014” and a price of 100,000 RD$ plus several photoshoots all over the country.
You can access http://www.facebook.com/Rodan2RD to take a look at all the participants and vote for your favourite.
On Sunday will take place the final photoshoot at “Los Delfines Water & Entertainment Park” in Juan Dolio, near Santo Domingo. These pictures in swimsuits will be a highlight of the contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuRBsbnhDSI
The winner will be announced during the final event of the contest on May 10th in the pool area of “Napolitano Hotel” in Santo Domingo.
A stunning sunrise on “Cayo Arena”, also known among tourists as “Paradise Island”. It is located around 20 minutes by boat from the popular “La Ensenada” beach, right next to Punta Rucia. It is one of the top destinations for tourists visiting the North Coast, mostly Puerto Plata. This picture was taken early in the morning after spending an incredible night on this unique little island.