Every Monday afternoon from 3pm to 7pm, the tranquil artist’s village of Altos de Chavón in Casa de Campo is magically transformed with a “Dominican Extravaganza”, an interactive show with wild traditional Dominican costumes, music dancing, a street parade and ending with the Kandela! dancing show in the Altos de Chavón amphitheater.
What a culturely colorful show! The “Folklore a los cuatro vientos” performed at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater last Saturday the 17th of December was a singing, dancing, whirlwind tour of the Caribbean’s wonderful and varied cultures.
As I grew up in the Dominican Republic, I read many magical Christmas stories involving snow, rain, coats, boots, gloves and a happy old man named Santa Claus who always used to go down hundreds of chimneys with presents for thousands of little ones who had been good. It always seemed quiet odd to celebrate […]
After 6 months, the hurricane season is finally over!! No more storm alerts, no more headaches! It’s time for many more pleasant, warm and sunny days to enjoy Minitas beach, a round of golf on the Teeth of the Dog or any of the other sporting activities offered in Casa de Campo!
There seems ro be a whole lot of confusion surrounding Tropical Storm Maria – according to stormpulse.com, weather.com and various other weather channels the center of Tropical Storm Maria is located approximately 280 miles to the NORTH of the Dominican Republic – yet the satellite image (above) tells a totally different story! Confused? So am […]
With so many hurricanes (Hurricane Katia, Hurricane Nate and Tropical Storm Maria) floating around in our part of the world – it’s no wonder the weather in Casa de Campo La Romana has been a little “disturbed.” So what can we expect for the next few days and more importantly will this wild weather ruin […]
For all you fellow weather-watching fanatics (at this time of year if you live in Casa de Campo or the Dominican Republic – you should be!), I bring you good news! Tropical Depression 14 has now developed into Tropical Storm Maria as predicted, but she is no longer predicted to become a hurricane at all! […]
Agriculture in the Dominican Republic is the MOST important sector of the Dominican economy in terms of domestic consumption and is the second largest source of employment in the country (second only to the ‘services’ sector – which is mainly based around Tourism) and this week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ is a great candid shot […]
There is no denying that Dominican’s have an impressive knack for ingenuity! I am constantly surprised and impressed by the ingenius problem-solving creations, inventions and transport solutions which we witness everyday in this amazing country. The above photo was spotted by my father, Peter Hughes in a British newspaper (the Evening Standard) – which was […]
September is historically the ‘peak’ month for hurricanes, tropical storms and depressions – so NOW is the time to keep a very close eye on the weather. Although the Dominican Republic and Casa de Campo La Romana is not under any immediate threat – here we bring you news of Tropical Storm Katia, who will hopefully […]
With Hurricane Irene (or hopefully Tropical Storm Irene) expected to make landfall in the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning, Monday the 22nd of August, the Hotel Casa de Campo in the Casa de Campo Resort has just released the following statement/advisory for Casa de Campo guests: