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Marina Casa de Campo as your Caribbean destination

One of the Caribbean region’s most amazing and complete yachting destinations can be found on the southeastern shores of the Dominican Republic. Marina Casa de Campo is a private and independent facility fully equipped with unsurpassed modern amenities; La Marina’s area expands for more than 90,000m² and holds 350 slips ranging from 30 to 250ft (76mt) for private & transient yachts. Single and three-phase power supply (110-220-440 volts) water, 2 fuel stations, a shipyard with a travel lift for vessels up to 300t.

A one-of-a-kind, sprawling, world-class destination covering an area of 2,833 hectares (7,000 acres), Casa de Campo offers a wide range of attractions and activities that will keep crews happy and active during their stay at our Marina.

Upon arrival crewmembers will be able to choose from eight restaurants, shop at more than 60 retail stores, enjoy our private Yacht Club, our three-screen movieplex theater showing movies in English, the convenience of a full-service supermarket, a boat chandler, hardware store, banks, pharmacy and much more. 

While all of these amenities make it an outstanding destination in its own right, Casa de Campo has even more to offer visiting crewmembers. Sports facilities, a spa, a private beach club, an artists’ village and lively nightlife can all be enjoyed within the resort. For golf lovers, the resort’s four courses by World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Pete Dye, including Teeth of the Dog, the number one golf course in the Caribbean, make it a true golf heaven. Players looking to improve their game can schedule a visit to the 21-acre, state-of-the-art and PGA Tour-quality facility Golf Learning Center with Tackman and BODITRAK technology.

The list goes on and on for Casa de Campo. Established in 1972, the resort now has 1,800 residences and 85km of paved roads, walking paths and a nature reserve park. For tennis enthusiasts there are 13 immaculate fast-dry Har-Tru tennis courts. The resort also has an equestrian center with three polo fields, individual or group lessons and trail rides at two of the resort’s cattle ranches. 

In addition, there is the 100-hectare (245-acre) Shooting Center with over 200 stations for trap, skeet and sporting clays and pigeon rings. The 2019 saw the opening of the Purdey Five-Stand Shooting Facility, a relatively new game to the sport. Featuring a line of five ‘stands’ for shooting, it’s more exciting than Trap, throws a wider variety of patterns than Skeet, and is faster than Sporting Clays. 

The resort’s flagship restaurant, Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant, is one of the best spots to watch the sunset.

On the northern side of the resort, the incomparable Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th, century Mediterranean village complements all these amenities. As the cultural center for residents, visitors, and working artists from all over the world, Altos de Chavón has an Art Gallery exhibiting works by eminent Dominican artists, as well as the renowned Altos de Chavón School of Design, which is affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in New York.

Other highlights in Altos de Chavón include several restaurants, nightclubs, the Regional Museum of Archaeology, St. Stanislaus Church and the 5,000-seater amphitheater, which opened in 1982 and has hosted memorable concerts by Frank Sinatra, Carlos Santana and Heart.

Tabacalera de Garcia, the largest premium handmade cigar factory in the world and makers of iconic brands such as Montecristo and Romeo & Julieta, is only five minutes from Casa de Campo’s main entrance. Tours are available by appointment.

AROUND US

LA PALMILLA

A secluded, undeveloped white sand beach punctuated with rows of palm trees, and facing a wide, shallow turquoise natural pool, Palmilla is the ultimate Caribbean paradise. La Palmilla is Part of the Cotubanamá National Park.

ISLA SAONA

Located 19 kilometers (12 miles) south of the mainland, Saona Island’s picture-perfect beaches attract more visitors than all of the country’s national parks combined. A protected site spanning 110km2 (42-square mile) and part of Cotubanamá National Park, Saona is a dream tropical escape, where long stretches of brilliant white sand and their giant coconut trees seem to melt into iridescent turquoise waters. 

CATALINA ISLAND 

Closest to La Romana’s shores, Catalina is popular for its water sports, particularly diving and snorkeling. It’s a stunner with its powder-fine white sand, calm waters, and lack of development. Catalina’s waters are abundant in coral reefs, including a “Living Museum of the Sea” following the discovery—after three centuries—of Captain Kidd’s shipwreck at 70 feet (21 meters), right off the island. Popular dive sites include the over 100 ft. Catalina Wall, and the Aquarium.

ISLA CATALINITA 

The smallest of the islands off the shore of Bayahibe, Catalinita sits in the Catuano Channel, popular for its crystal-clear waters year round, and its abundance of marine life and coral reefs. Eagle rays, sharks, and sea turtles are just a handful of critters found in its shallow waters. Also, part of Parque Nacional Cotubanamá, it can be combined on a dive or snorkel trip to Saona island.

Driving west takes us to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s largest city and the country’s capital. The oldest permanent European settlement in the Americas, Santo Domingo was established in 1496. Its historic neighborhood, the Colonial City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the main magnet for visitors to the city. As well as a long list of historic landmarks to explore, the superb selection of restaurants and a lively nightlife scene are also central features of the Colonial City.

More energetic and thrilling activities within an hour’s drive to the north or to the west include whale watching in Samana Bay, several zipline outfits, cenotes in Bayahibe at Padre Nuestro—gateway to the Cotubanama National Park, the largest in the country. 

MARINE MAMMAL SANCTUARY

Thousands of guest flock to Samaná every year for its chief seasonal attraction: the equally large number of humpback whales that return to court, mate, and birth in the Atlantic waters off Samaná Bay–an area officially declared a Marine Mammal Sanctuary in 1986. Whale watching season runs from January 15 to March 30.

MEDICAL FACILITIES AT MARINA CASA DE CAMPO. 

Visitors of Marina Casa de Campo can feel safe at all times in case of any health related necessity they may encounter, the marina counts with a private medical center with specialized staff assigned to guests of the resort and the marina.

Central Romana Medical Center is a modern three level hospital, with 84 beds in comfortable private and semi – private rooms, four operating rooms equipped with the latest medical equipment. Also two areas for intensive and coronary care with wireless telemetry and a specialized burn unit with soaking tub. 

The hospital is backed up with an ambulance service with three modern units to assist patients. Each ambulance is assigned with a trained paramedic and they each have an automatic defibrillator (AED).

The hospital works with the biosecurity protocols mandated by the World Health Organization for COVID-19 testing and also possess the treatment necessary for the care of patients which are COVID-19 positive. Samples are taken at the hospital under the assistance and supervision of the medical staff and the results are delivered in four hours.

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