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Caribbean’s largest water park breaks ground in the Dominican Republic

El Dorado Park in Cap Cana will be the largest water park in the Caribbean when it opens to visitors in 2023.

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El Dorado Park, the largest water park in the Caribbean, is under construction in Cap Cana, a neighbourhood in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Dominican Today reports.

El Dorado Park is being designed by architect Andrés Piñeiro, with investment from Carlos Cobiella and fund investment management company, GAM Capital.

It will be the largest and most advanced water park in the Caribbean when it opens in 2023, also creating more than 350 direct jobs and more than 700 indirect roles.

President of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader and Minister of Tourism David Collado attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site earlier this week.

“Our tourism model is a world reference and it will continue to be for investment offers and bets like this one,” Abinader said.

“It is the way to distinguish yourself, to stand out and lead the market, employment, investment, leadership and innovation.”

El Dorado Park opening in Cap Cana

El Dorado Park is set to cover an area of 115,000 square metres. The project’s first phase will include an aquatic amusement park called ‘The Water Temple’.

The first phase will also feature restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the El Dorado Arena. The conceptualisation team includes industry leaders who have worked on projects for Disney and Universal.

Cobiella said the water park will be an “exclusive attraction that complements the offer of tourism within the destination city and throughout the country”.

Elsewhere, Falcon’s Beyond Global has joined forces with Meliá Hotels International to plan and develop Katmandu, a world-class theme park in Punta Cana.

Image: Dominican Today

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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