The Present State of the Dominican Republic Tourism and Environment.
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TheDominican Republic's eastern point, known as Punta Cana, is characterized by an almost unbroken succession of sugar-cane fields and orange groves. Most travellers come to this region for its beaches, among the most beautiful in the country, if not the whole Caribbean. For over a decade now, the once nearly uninhabited northeastern shore of the Dominican Republic, known as the Coconut Coast, has become a major holiday destination. Most developers have followed the same general plan, building grand luxury hotels on large properties, at the edge of breathtaking and completely isolated beaches.
In the last twenty years the Dominican republic has seen a major boom in tourist activity. It has also become one of the most famous destinations for weddings. The rise of tourism has done wonders for the Dominican economy. Tourism has created new developments of hotels and resorts and also new job opputunities for the natives.
There is always a negative that comes with the positive. With the construction on these lavish resorts they are forced to cut down more and more trees. They need the land to build the five star resorts. They also need more power to run these lavish resorts. This power is generated from the burning of fossil fuels. This is a problem because the increased use of fossil fuels add to the already high amounts of C02 ih the atmosphere. Since they keep cutting down the trees to put more resorts oxygen is being put back into the atmosphere at a much slower rate. They need to start looking into this for the future.