SANTO DOMINGO (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX),- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) and Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort in Punta Cana welcomed 22 Miami Dolphins cheerleaders May 30 -- June 5 for the filming and photography of their 2013 Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar, features for the Dolphin Digest publication, and several television specials. The cheerleaders filmed calendar scenes and photographs around Dominican Republic's luxurious Eastern Coast, which delights visitors with idyllic beaches, world-renowned golf courses, entertainment like swimming with the dolphins, and waters projecting irresistible peacock blues and greens.
"With the magnificent scenery, chic elegance, superior customer service, and the distinctive style that abound in Punta Cana, it was the perfect location for the Miami Dolphins' 2013 calendar shoot," said Magaly Toribio, Vice Minister of International Promotion for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. "The calendar will capture Dominican Republic's luxurious pampering, breathtaking beaches and diverse offerings that make the East Coast a top vacation destination for many."
"We're definitely excited to host the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders in our hotel," said Mariam Suarez, marketing manager for Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. "Our resort encompasses the essence of Punta Cana -- white-sand beaches, calm Caribbean waters, plush accommodations, gourmet dining and endless entertainment options. We know the cheerleaders will have a wonderful time shooting their 2013 calendar."
The five-star, all-inclusive Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort hosted the cheerleaders and provided a sophisticated and culturally-infused experience. During their stay, the cheerleaders enjoyed sumptuous pampering, authentic Dominican gastronomy, pristine beaches, glamorous rooms with panoramic views, and easy accessibility to Punta Cana's unique recreational offerings.
The swimsuit calendar will be unveiled in August during the famous cheerleaders' annual swimsuit fashion show in Miami. Fans will be able to follow the cheerleaders' experiences in Dominican Republic through a television special and "Cheerleader of the Week" web features, which will run from August 2012 to January 2013. Sales of the swimsuit calendar will commence in August and can be purchased online at www.DolphinsCheerleaders.com or at Bennett Auto Supply Stores throughout Florida.