In a recent announcement, the National District City Government outlined its plans to turn the stretch of the Malecon seafront boulevard between Jose Maria Heredia Street and Maximo Gomez Avenue, into a huge artificial beach and pool area for the Easter holidays.
The Easter holiday long weekend, is religiously observed by many Dominicans as well as being the traditional time to hit the beaches in other parts of the country. Now, for city dwellers who cannot afford to go away, the city government is bringing the beach and pool to the city for all to enjoy.
Twelve gigantic plastic pools are being installed, with 1,500 cubic meters of sand and at least 90,000 gallons of water to create a holiday ambiance in the Guibia area. The area will be closed off to traffic from Wednesday afternoon, 27th March for the installation of the pools, and they will be open to the public on Thursday, 28thMarch.