The Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) clarified that it is possible to practice water sports in the tourist area of Las Terrenas, Samaná, and asked businesses to register to provide this type of offer to tourists.
The measure comes after the Northeast Kitesurfing Association (Adokitenordeste) denounced that the instructors and authorities of Las Terrenas prohibit the use of this sport.
“In Las Terrenas, Dominicans and tourists can freely use the beaches and practice water sports,” MITUR clarified on its Twitter account.
He added that “businesses that rent equipment or offer services for this type of activity must be registered with the local authorities.”
The Adokitenordeste called on the authorities, with the aim of reaching a consensus around kitesurfing and focusing on positive work to protect and promote that municipality as a world kitesurfing destination.
Likewise, through a statement, the entity pointed out that due to the growing demand for kitesurfing in Las Terrenas, the instructors of this sport formed the Adokitenordeste, a public non-profit organization, in order to regularize and protect the rights of lovers of kitesurfing. this sport in said municipality, through public-private collaboration