Cabarete, Puerto Plata.- In an emotional and well attended event, attended by the main authorities of Puerto Plata and this municipality, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado led the official launch of Cabarete as the capital “Wind and Surf City.”
The declaration was made by the mayor of Cabarete Freddy Cruz, who read Resolution 08-21. Collado expressed his pride that the mayor of this city has declared Cabarete the capital of waves and wind, because “from now on, the Ministry of Tourism is going to push the youth, a generation that wants to be heard.”
“We are going to work together, to support all the tournaments that are going to be held in this municipality and we will make a calendar of actions to work together,” said Collado.
As part of this official Declaration, a meeting was held taking place at the Ula restaurant in this town, in which the senator of Puerto Plata, Ginette Bournigal, Claritza Rochet, governor, vice ministers and authorities of the municipality’s mayorship were present.
Collado defined Cabarete as a “wild, beautiful, free, independent and bohemian destination, where all together we will encourage this type of tourism.”
As part of this determined support, the official announced that Mitur will support the Master Surf event that will be coordinated by the surfer Ricardo Ripoll, as well as the traditional Master of The Ocean international tournament held every year at Playa Encuentro.
He also announced for this year the launch of an award with all the outstanding surfers and athletes of these disciplines with the presence of President Luis Abinader.
The official made a brief summary of the growth that the country’s tourism is experiencing, in which 573 thousand tourists arrived in July and some 425 flights from different destinations only last August.
“We are working shoulder to shoulder with Mitur to strengthen foreign investment, progress and development of this town,” said Mayor Cruz after the Declaration.
In the activity, the entrepreneurship and talent of surfing athletes Adeurys Cornielle and Manuel Selman, natives of Cabarete and world champions in the disciplines of waves and wind, were recognized.
This meeting was also attended by Mitur, the Vice Ministers of Destination Management, Patricia Mejía and Tammy Reynoso of Tourism Promotion and Development; the regional director Stephanie Kfouri and the director of the Tourist Police (POLITUR), General Minoru Matsunaga.