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“Travel Guide: Spring into Indigenous Arts at Casa de Campo”

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Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, invites guests to celebrate and immerse in Dominican Republic culture at Casa de Campo’s first annual Spring Festival from May 23 – 26 at Altos de Chavon, a vibrant artisan village on resort grounds modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean village. 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 a 20 percent discount on golf tee-times and spa appointments.

The Spring Festival program includes a wide variety of enriching events for families, couples and friends alike ranging from traditional folkloric dance workshops and string poetry recitals back-dropped with classical music by the Mirabal String Quintet, to street theater plays demonstrating the pirate-infused history of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital city. The stunning 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater in Altos de Chavon hosts a magical performance by the National School of Dance and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the famed Maestro José Antonio Molina. Available every evening during the festival, craft-lovers hone their skills on the pottery wheel side-by-side with local artisans and mold personal masterpieces to take home as keepsakes.

Perched on a cliff 300-feet above the winding Chavon River, Altos de Chavon boasts arts and crafts workshops, fine dining and chic lounges, charming boutiques, art galleries and the Altos de Chavon School of Design, affiliated with Parson’s School of Design in New York. Moreover, the archeological museum offers one of the largest collections of Taino Indians artifacts on the island (native to the land) and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater hosting international touring concerts year-around.

Casa de Campo, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is internationally-known known as a posh escape attractingfinancial moguls, politicos and Hollywood’s elite with 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, 350-slip Marina & Yacht Club and a 245-acre Shooting Center, to The Casa de Campo Spa, and La Terraza Tennis Club – deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” – with 13 Har-Tru tennis courts situated on a bluff overlooking the entire resort and Caribbean Sea beyond.

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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 Saturday 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, visitcasadecampo.com.do or follow all the action on Facebook.com/casadecamporesort or on Twitter at @casadecampo.

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