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School is coming to an end and Summer Camp in Casa de Campo is back !


Starting Monday the 27th of June, kids between 2 and 12  will be able to enjoy their time here even more. Children can take part for a day, one week, or the entire summer! Activities include horseback riding,  banana boat rides, playing soccer, basketball, and tennis!
For those interested in art, kids will also be takings ceramics classes in Chavón’s very own artist village and take on arts and crafts projects at Bonche. 

Casa de Campo’s Summer Camp 2022 will run every week day, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 1 pm, until Friday, August the 12th.

For more information about the summer camp program and prices, contact [email protected]

 

 

CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE :

 

The driving range at Dye Fore Golf Course will be closed for maintenance from May 2nd to November 1st.

 

Teeth of the Dog – Summer, June 20 – July 31 (Open August 1)

Teeth of the Dog – Fall, September 19 – 25 (Open September 26)

The Links, July 25 – August 21 (Open August 22)

Dye Fore Marina, May 30 – June 26 (Open June 27)

Dye Fore Chavón, June 27 – July 24 (Open July 25)

Dye Fore Lagos, August 22 – September 18 (Open September 19)

Last January, Dominican President Luis Abinader enacted Law 7-21, which extends the term to apply for the benefits of the Voluntary Wealth Disclosure Law (46-20) for an additional period of 90 days.

The Voluntary Wealth Disclosure Law No. 46-20, or popularly called Amnesty Law, is of utmost interest tohome owners and real estate investors in general. The law establishes a special and transitory amnesty tax for taxpayers to voluntarily disclose or reassess all their movable and real estate properties, including those which may have not been previously declared or registered at the tax level.

The law, which applies and benefits Dominican nationals and resident or non-resident foreigners alike, as well as local or foreign DR-registered corporate entity holdings, calls for taxpayers to normalize their fiscal obligations and voluntarily disclose their assets at market value before the Dominican Tax Office (DGII), through the payment of a one-time and definitive 2% across-the-board amnesty tax overall disclosed or reassessed assets.

According to the new extension, taxpayers will have a limited period of 90 days starting from its date of enactment to apply before the DGII in order to benefit from the tax amnesty. The new deadline to apply is April 20th.

In practical terms, this law gives taxpayers the opportunity to update the value of their properties, either because:

  • their value has increased significantly;
  • if at the time of purchase they were not recorded for their real value;
  • if they built improvements and never had them declared; or,
  • if in the purchase contract the price was established in United States Dollars and the Dominican Peso devaluation has diminished their registered acquisition value.

If you decide to benefit from this law, you would be paying 2% on the increased value, thus eliminating the risk of having to pay 25-27% taxes on capital gains in case of an eventual sale in the future.

The Amnesty Law is voluntary. Villa owners should seek advice from their tax counsel to receive an evaluation of their specific case 

February 27, 1844. A group of revolutionaries fired some shots and seized the fortress of Puerta del Conde in Santo Domingo, and began the Dominican War of Independence. Three educated and "enlightened" Dominicans named Juan Pablo Duarte, Ramón Matías Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez founded a resistance organization in 1838, and named the organization La Trinitaria due to their decision to divide it into three smaller cells, each of which would operate with almost no knowledge of what the other cells were doing. In this highly secretive way, La Trinitaria set about gathering support from the general populace, even managing to covertly convert two regiments of the Haitian army.

The Dominican Republic had been de facto autonomous in the early 1800s, with the Spanish occupied by Napoleon's invasion and the Haitians to the west fighting off their French colonizers. Heavily influenced and encouraged by Haiti, which had achieved independence in 1804, Dominicans declared independence as the Republic of Spanish Haiti in 1821.  Being less-wealthy and in the numeric minority, they came under the control of Haiti and entered into formal union with its neighbor in 1822. Soon it became clear that the western half of the island was where the political power lay, and the crippling debts imposed on Haiti by the French and other powers had a profoundly negative effect on the island's economy as a whole.

Finally, on February 27, 1844, the Dominicans had enough . La Trinitaria received a tip that the Haitian government had been made aware of their activities. Seizing the moment, they gathered roughly 100 men and stormed Puerta del Conde, forcing the Haitian army out of Santo Domingo. Sánchez fired a cannon shot from the fort and raised the blue, red, and white flag of the Dominican Republic, which still flies over the country today. The Haitians pillaged the countryside as they retreated West, and fighting continued throughout the spring.

Over the next few years and even into the next decade, both nations were periodically at war, each invading the other in response to previous invasions. The storming of the Puerta del Conde, however,represented a turning point in the history of a nation that had long been subjugated, first to the Spanish and then to its Haitian neighbors.

To this day, it is clear that Dominicans and Haitians are not each other’s best friends, although no Dominican construction works, road works, or even sugar cane cutting would probably advance without the hard labor of their neighbors, who in turn take advantage of the health and other benefits that the eastern side of the island is offering.

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
https://dr1.com/forums/threads/.394443/#post-5555004

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 !