Dominican Treasures are generally family, community and independent microenterprises distinguished by the empowerment, enthusiasm, dedication, personalized and humane treatment of its people. These small tourism enterprises have been the result of entrepreneurship, family bonds, individual dreams, as well as countless efforts from community groups who visualize tourism as a door to their development.

Today, we are pleased to present some of these faces, responsible for breaking the paradigm of traditional tourism, highlighting the sense of being Dominicans and making memorable their own experiences.

Doña Benza:

Asociación La Milagrosa:

Violeta Martinez:

D’Vieja Pan Inglés:


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