The Atlantic Boulevard was inaugurated

The Samaná peninsula will become the Monte Carlo of the Caribbean

President Leonel Fernandez cut the ribbon to open the Tourist Atlantic Boulevard on Tuesday, a route that will link Samaná Peninsula’s most important tourism destinations, built at a cost of 151 million dollars.

The Boulevard’s 123 kilometers form a road grid the entire peninsula that includes Nagua-Sánchez-Cruce del Limón-El Limón-Cruce Abra Grande-Las Terrenas-Balatá-El Catey. The funds included a new coastal link between the El Catey International Airport and Las Terrenas.

After cutting the ribbon, Fernandez designated the new road a panoramic route, based on its exotic beaches and impressive backdrops such as Bahia Escoces and the Atlantic Ocean.

Leonel Fernandez, during his speech, recalled the words of President Balaguer, who considered the Samaná Peninsula as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but who had highlighted the need to build roads.

He also said that when he was a teacher, he used to visit the area with his students. Leonel Fernández added he wanted the Samaná Peninsula to become the Monte Carlo of the Caribbean.

With the new road linking El Catey to Las Terrenas, the trip between Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas will be reduced to 1h45, instead of the 2h30 now.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Public Works, Victor Diaz Rúa, the President of Puerto Bahia, John F. Bancalari Brugal, Prim Pujals, senator of the province, Miguel Bezi, Samaná mayor, José Alexis Martinez, Las Terrenas mayor, and Alejandrina Germán, Minister of Women.

As representatives of the French community that is very important in Las Terrenas, were present Gérard Prystaz, Honorary Consul, Sylvano MAUFRAIS, president of Las Terrenas Live, and Jean Cottone, president of the firm Cariben Consulting Invest.

Photos of the inauguration

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Las Terrenas Live, 26.10.11, 10.30am