DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – May 17, 2013 – Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, invites guests to enjoy the best of Dominican Republic culture at Casa de Campo’s first annual Spring Festival from May 23-26 at Altos de Chavon, the artist village on resort grounds modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean village, complete with an art gallery, an archeological museum with one of the largest collections of Taino Indians artifacts on the island, arts and crafts workshops, restaurants, bars and charming shops, as well as Altos de Chavon School of Design, affiliated with New York’s Parson’s School of Design.
The Festival program includes a wide variety of enriching events: Dominican Folkloric dances workshop and folkloric dance exhibitions, street theater plays demonstrating the pirate-infused history of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital city; string and poetry recitals back-dropped with classical music from the Mirabal String Quintet and magisterial performances by the National School of Dance and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro José Antonio Molina at Altos de Chavón’s stunning 5,000-seat Grecian style amphitheater. Available every evening during the festival, craft-lovers have the chance to enjoy the best of the Dominican’s artisans crafts and sit side-by-side on the pottery wheel with local artisans while molding their own masterpieces to take home as keepsakes.
Special room rates for Festival guests start at $295 per person/ per night and visitors booking before May 15 receive the third night free and 20% off golf tee-times and spa appointments.
Casa de Campo, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is better known worldwide as the posh escape for financial moguls, politicos and Hollywood’s elite, with the offering of spacious hotel accommodations and extravagant villa homes. Additional draws range from five Pete Dye-designed golf courses (including famed Teeth of the Dog), a renowned Polo & Equestrian Center and a 350-slip Marina & Yacht Club, to a 245-acre Shooting Center, The Casa de Campo Spa, and the tennis complex La Terraza with 13 Har-Tru tennis courts.
For ease of arrival, the resort’s Casa de Campo / La Romana International Airport (LRM) is just eight minutes from check-in and is serviced by: JetBlue Airways direct flights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and American Airlines with daily non-stop service from Miami International Airport (MIA). A quick 45-minute drive, Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major U.S. airports.
For more information on Casa de Campo contact a preferred travel professional, call 1 (855) 255-1229, visit casadecampo.com.do or follow all the action on Facebook.com/casadecamporesort or on Twitter at@casadecampo.