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Live the experience of Ricardo Montaner, the argentine-venezuelan singer and songwriter, during a live concert through streaming, from our favorite Altos de Chavon amphitheater. This unique concert "Las Canciones que amo" will be aired November 28 at 8 PM, so you can enjoy it all his romantic ballades from the safety of your home with your close family and friends.

Want to join singing ? here are the words to his tunes : https://www.letras.com/ricardo-montaner/

Tickets are 12 US$ and can be purchased online :https://uepatickets.com/Tickets.aspx?id=11685

A traditional water heater has a tank that stores and heats your water. This results in a constant energy use to keep the temperature constant, even if you do not use the hot water. Traditionally they work on electricity, although some operate on gas. The average life span of the tank is about 10-15 years. In the Caribbean, the heat and salty moist climate will deter it much faster.

When it is time to change it, you might think of the many benefits if installing a gas tankless heater:

  • Never run out of hot water
  • Takes up less space and looks nicer
  • Lowers your electricity bills
  • Has a much longer life span up to 30 years
  • Never any leaks
  • Environmental friendly
  • Increase in home value.

. Covid-19 travel insurance plan starts on 15 September
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Tourism Minister David Collado announces the government is ready to start the travel and trip insurance plan to visitors this 15 September 2020. The Dominican government is paying. All short-stay tourists (non-resident foreigners) entering the country from 15 September to 31 December will be covered for Covid-19 infection.

The insurance is part of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan under the Ministry of Tourism. As part of the plan, non-invasive breathalyzer Covid-19 tests will be carried out randomly at Dominican airports. The breathalyzer uses new technology developed in Israel.

Collado says the Dominican Republic is the only country to offer free insurance. He says the ministry has also worked with hospitals in tourism destinations on the logistics for the handling of any Covid-19 cases. The first case detected in the Dominican Republic was that of an Italian tourist hospitalized here for two months at the Ramon de Lara Air Force hospital. The Dominican government then picked up the hospital tab.

Collado said that as of 15 September the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) will begin publishing a statistical report on the situation of spread and lethality of Covid-19 in tourism destinations."We are prepared within the reality of the world today to receive tourists in our country," tweeted the Minister of Tourism.

Still have questions ? Always be aware of the latest updates by visiting :  https://www.drtravelcenter.com/

 

 

 

 

Casa de Campo resort was awarded “Travelers’ Choice 2020” by Trip Advisor, the leading travel website of reviews and classifications for tourist destinations in the world.

Browse the online Casa de Campo Living Magazine, a guide to Casa de Campo’s activities, calendar, shopping, and dining,and get to know what’s new and why we deserved another prestigious recognition.

https://issuu.com/communityprofile/docs/casa_de_campo_living_the_guide_summer_2020   

As of July 1st, you can again enjoy our facilities :

RESTAURANTS:

• La Caña: Breakfast from 6:30 am to 11:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Dinner 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

• Bar La Caña: 7:00 am to 1:00 am, lunch 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm • La Caña Pool: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and lunch from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

• Minitas Beach Club: for lunch and dinner from 12:00pm to 11:00pm. The delivery service is still available every day until 10:00 p.m. • Food Trucks: from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. • Cocomar Bar: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

• Chilango: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. • Pubbelly Sushi: open from July 3rd, dinner only from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (closed Tuesdays).

• La Casita Marina: open from July 2nd, dinner only from 6:00pm to 11:00pm (closed Wednesdays).

• SBG Marina: open from July 2nd, dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00pm to 12:00 am, Sunday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (closed Mondays). • 19th Hole Bar: Drinks from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and food from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Room Service 24 hours with new contactless delivery procedure until further notice. 

GOLF:

 • The Links course: open from July 1st to August 2nd, and then reopening on August 31st.

• Teeth of the Dog course: open from July 13th. • Dye Fore course: open from August 3rd.

• Driving Range: open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SPA: open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

GYM: open from 6:00 am to 12:00 and from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

EQUESTRIAN CENTER: dude ranch open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

SHOOTING CENTER: open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

PLAYA MINITAS: open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. As a measure aimed at reducing hand-to-hand contact, pool and beach towels will not be provided at the beach, so beachgoers should bring their own towels. It is important to follow the physical distancing rules at all times. For this reason the beach chairs have been re-organized in compliance with this provision. All beach chairs and umbrellas will not be moved due to the physical distancing rules. Please support us by complying with this measure

 

(published by Casa de Campo Resort )

Saharan dust is a mixture of sand, dust, and minerals from the vast Sahara desert that covers most of North Africa. Every year around this time, hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up there by strong winds, move over the Cape Verde Islands, and are blown across the Atlantic Ocean carried by the warm Harmattan winds. This year, the dust is the most dense in half a century, according to several meteorologists. The thick smog makes for very hazy yellow-brown skies and causes sharply reduced visibility.

As all things, it comes with good and bad consequences.  The dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilizes soils in the Amazon due to high levels of phosphorus, iron oxide minerals, potassium and calcium . Also, the layer causes conditions that are unfavorable for cloud formation, and this prevent hurricane development.

But it also affects air quality in North and South America, and people with astma our other allergies should stay inside . Outdoor exercise is to be avoided. 

Stay safe and healthy !

 

 

As travel resumes, we as professional vacation rental managers are committed to maintaining rigorous protocols to ensure the highest level of cleanliness and safety at each property. Applying comprehensive sanitation and cleaning programs across all properties will be critical for hospitality providers over the coming months in order to instill more confidence in guests, owners and communities.

We have compiled the following guide for the “New Clean” in the wake of COVID-19. This checklist focuses on steps to ensure cleanliness and disinfection and assumes additional procedures will be followed to routinely inspect the quality and safety of the property.

General & Preparation

  • Make sure to thoroughly clean your hands in accordance with WHO guidelines
  • Make sure to wear disposable gloves on both hands when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces (if gloves are not used, make sure to wash your hands immediately)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth throughout the clean as much as possible.

Kitchen

  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces and appliances with CDC approved detergent and disinfecting products.

Living and Dining Room

  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces and furniture
  • Wipe down electronics and entertainment items accessible to guests.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces, furniture, remote controls, and appliances.

Exterior

  • Clean and disinfect doors, doorknobs and locks.
  • Clean and disinfect any outdoor furniture

About ProHome Multiservice

ProHome Multiservice is a service we use to sanitize and disinfect properties and eliminate any viruses (in this case COVID-19) using hypochloric acid in form of BruTab 6S tablets.

BruTab 6S

Effervescent Disinfectant Sanitizer Tablet

  • Strong
  • Surface / User Friendly
  • Stable
  • Sustainable
  • Simple
  • Smells Clean

BruTab 6S® has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, BruTab 6S can be used against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

BruTab 6S is easy to use. It’s a bleach alternative in an effervescent tablet form that is used with a handheld electrostatic sprayer.

This concentrated disinfectant tablet is effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including C. difficile spores, Hepatitis B, Norovirus, HBV, HIV,q and Canine parvovirus.

* Kills spores, including C. difficile, in 4 minutes

* Kills spores, including C. difficile, in 10 minutes

* Kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including Norovirus, in 10 minutes

It will not harm floor finishes or other wet-cleanable surfaces. It does not leave residue, won't damage, bleach or stain your jeans and work clothes. Plus, it has an HMIS health rating of 1, compared to bleach’s rating of 2–3. It’s gentler pH will not burn skin.

Costs range from as low as 60 US$ for a 2 bedroom through 220 US$ for a large 8 bedroom mansion.

We are ready for you and your safety!

Looking at the figures of the first trimester 2020, and speaking to our customers, we expect Casa de Campo and its unique portfolio of luxury homes will have a bright future. Despite of the current challenges, average prices went up and the number of sales for this period was the same as in 2019, with an even higher volume of lots changing ownership. In total the sales volume was close to 20 Million US$, with about 20 properties under contract *

Our home has become more important now than ever, and families are looking for places that offer the best outdoors, so if they have to stay at home, they can still enjoy nature, and have an active life. We foresee prices to remain stable in a very active market, with great interest also by our local market. The international market is only waiting to have travel bans lifted, and have shown a lot of interest in our homes, not only as an investment, but as a valuable alternative to their main home. Casa de Campo has shown to be an excellent place with important lifesavers : fast internet, supermarket opening hours with dedicated times for the vulnerable, deliveries or pick ups from various sources, and an opportunity to jog, walk, or bike.

For people who are thinking of selling, this is a good time to move ahead. Buyers and sellers will meet in a fair market value trade. 

We are here to help you with your questions. We have dedicated ourselves to update our marketing skills and have improved our platforms, so we can now offer virtual walkthrough visits. Our potential buyers can now visit your home even if they are miles away. But for locals, we have made sure that all visits are perfectly same. It helps that most properties are individual homes, so it is easy to arrange to have all doors open, all appliances on, so that any person can safely inspect without touching a single handle or knob.

We also see a bright future for the private rental market. This year, our high season didn't end at Easter, with lots of inquiries for the high season. Lots of families have rented for longer term a home where they can home school their kids, work from home, and enjoy the outdoors. And where they can avoid contact with other people they don't know, so we foresee they will rather prefer a private home than a big hotel. Staying healthy and happy is so much easier here.

 

* sources : data compiled from published numbers by CasadeCampoRE, DRSotheby's Realty, independent brokers, and direct sales.

Our by far most important tool to work from home and stay in touch with business is our phone. Unfortunately, it is also packed with germs and according some scientists, dirtier than a toilet seat.

So how can we keep it clean? Chlorine wipes are commonly used but can damage your screen. A safer method is using a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol) with an optimal concentration between 60 to 90 percent for killing bacteria, the kind you typically buy at the store.

Another but more expensive solution is buying a device like PhoneSoap, a phone sanitizing device that uses UV light to kill 99.9 percent of germs, including viruses like the flu or covid 19, in 10 minutes-all while your phone is charging.

The UV-C light will kill bacteria on the surface of anything the light reaches-and it can disinfect anything that fits inside, including remotes, keys, and credit cards.

As in any unknown situation, it is hard to predict the future. Nevertheless, especially in the resort areas, and based on what we saw after the financial crisis, we expect Real Estate to keep on growing in a few months. As most transactions are cash sales, home owners usually don't have the pressure of paying off a mortgage. Certainly rental income will be suffering for some time, but the decline in confidence related to the direction of the economy coupled with the unprecedented measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19, are naturally bringing an abundance of caution among buyers and sellers. The temporary softening of the real estate market will likely be followed by a strong rebound once the economic 'quarantine' is lifted. We expect to see a lot of opportunities for those who dare to be optimistic, and who prefer hard assets instead the volatility of the stock exchange.

So meanwhile, we keep in touch, work from home on marketing skills, and prepare for the rebounce. Technology will become even more important to bring people together, service our clients, and keep us all safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us @whatsapp or @tel. +1 809-543-2001