Saturday, June 28, 2014

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic In Pictures

My stay in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic was defined by an eco-conscious sensibility that carried through to the two golf courses, the nature reserve, the restaurants and the coral reef. Of course, you might think that clearing away the tangle of vines and other foliage to make way for real estate and expansive golf courses is hardly green. However, before the arrival of the Puntacana Ecological Foundation that's headquartered at the Punta Cana Resort & Club, the area was hardly ecologically sound. In fact, the locals were mostly making their living by selling charcoal that they made by burning wood and by overfishing. This YouTube video slide show provides a window into my stay at this green resort. 





2 comments:

Clay said...

Great pictures! That has to be a hard way to make a day-to-day living.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Clay, Glad you enjoyed my photos. I love my life as a travel writer.