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Friday April 6, 2012

What a Beach! Dominican Republic Builds Artificial Beach Along Santo Domingo Boardwalk

What a Beach! Dominican Republic Builds Artificial Beach Along Santo Domingo Boardwalk

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The Dominican Republic has now built its first temporary artificial beach along capital city Santo Domingo’s boardwalk.

Though the city has 19 miles of coastline the water is contaminated and not safe for swimmers and the beaches are not pleasant to walk on.

Made up of 1,500 square feet of sand, the 300-foot-long beach came with a price tag of roughly $100,000 and features 12 swimming pools, lounge chairs, and of course, palm trees.

The beach was opened in time for the end of Holy Week. The Christian celebration is the last week of Lent and includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday. Holy Week then leads up to Easter Sunday, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.