Santa Barbara Samana – $39,000,000 – Arroyo Barril

The Santa Barbara assembly of parcels are located on the South coast of the Samaná Peninsula on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. The site is approximately 125 kilometers (77 miles) northwest of Punta Cana and comprises an area in a natural and tropical environment. The typography includes both beachfront and gentle mountain slopes with clear views of the Samana Bay.

The Santa Barbara site covers 300 hectares (3.0 million m2 / 741 acres) of virgin land. There is approximately 1.5 kilometers of land at the beachfront level and the property rises 3.0 kilometers up gentle mountain slopes to the peak of the mountains.

Within the perimeter boundaries of Santa Barbara site is and executive international airport named Arroyo Barril. The runway is aligned east-west and has a paved length of 4,582 feet (1.4 km) with prevailing winds out of the east. The airport has a modern air terminal and has both a customs office and fuel facilities. It caters to private and local charter flights and is within 30 to 45 minutes flight from all the main international airports in the Dominican Republic. The airport is open from sunrise to sunset, and as such, is well-suited for a residential community and residents who own private aircraft. Arroyo Barril has a control tower during daylight hours but the airport is certified for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only. 20 minutes to the west is the El Catey Samana International airport. The runway is in excess of 10,000 feet and currently handles wide-body jets and charter flights for international cities around the world. The airport is open 24 hours a day, lighted for night flights, and has a full compliment of instrument (IFR) approaches.

A planned development was designed by a team from Spain and includes a site plan with an 18 hole golf course, a resort hotel, townhouses and private villas. The plan satisfies all environmental requirements and all building permits have been issued. The golf course will surround the Arroyo Barril Airport and act as a buffer between the airport runway and residential units. (Image Gallery of Residential unit concept is included below.) Below is the approved site plan for the entire community which leads from the beachfront up to the mountain peak which rises nearly 3 kilometers up for the Bay of Samana.

The images below represent the concept and design of the residential units surrounding the golf course at Santa Barbara Samana.

Click on Image Below for a full view of the proposed Santa Barbara Samana Golf Course Community.

The Dominican Republic is catalogued as one of the world’s most important tourist destinations and the main destination in the Caribbean. The Dominican Government, through its Tourist Department, has initiated the promotion of quality tourism in the Samaná peninsula with low-density and maximum-design developments. These projects are designed to attract golfers and a nautical-sport public and golfers which are major tourist attractions. Popular resorts on the peninsula are Puerto Bahia Samana on the south side of the peninsula and El Portillo Beach Club; Balconies Del Atlantico; Vistas Del Cayo; Playa Bonita: Viva Residences; and Sublime Samana on the north coast of the peninsula . The best-known beaches are Rincón, Playa Colorado and Playa Madame.

The Dominican Republic offers the following:
−Strategic geographic location.
−Excellent climate throughout the year.
−Large and spectacular natural resources.
−Significant variety of beaches: Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean.
−Great cultural richness.
−Low labour costs.
−Legal security and political stability.
−Seven international airports and direct connections with the world’s main capital cities.

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