Barahona, Dominican Republic.- Since the time of the Tainos the Caribbean has fascinated adventurers for its paradisiacal landscapes and pleasant climate, which have led to a significant development of tourism in Dominican Republic and neighbouring islands.
With that in mind southwestern Barahona province has all the conditions to boost tourism’s yearly figures and create jobs.
The forgotten Southwest calls out to investors and the Government to support the economy of the area, which is the country’s poorest region.
Regional Tourism Office director José Santana said in addition to creating stable jobs, tourism would also impacts other sectors such as construction, commerce, agriculture, industry, finance and transport, in addition to government revenue.
Quoted by eldia.com.do, the official said Barahona area tourism projects have been abandoned on lack of investors’ resolve since many of them don’t have serious proposals.
As an example, Santana cited the development of the hot springs complex at Canoa by promoter Roberto Chetoni. “After the lands were leased to him, the project was truncated by the 2011global real estate crisis, which also halted other small projects in the province.”