The area occupied by the Yuma del Mar property is one of the few areas in this country where a large scale ecotouristic development can be realized.
Sound for construction
The geological structure and elevation of the land is sound for the construction of villas and hotels. The elevation and stepped landscape offers protection against tidal waves and will offer views on the sea. This elevation will permit the installation of adequate underground sewage system which will be well above sea level thus avoiding any discharge of polluted water into the sea. The land will be almost impervious to sea level changes related to climate change because its minimum height is 5m above sea level, contrary to low level beach properties typical of Bavaro & Punta Cana. (read Economic Costs of beach Erosion in the Dominican Republic)
This land can produce all its construction aggregates, decorative wall facing and paving tiles as well as large blocks for constructing a marina or port, all from the coral stone available on the site. At about 250 meters from the coast the land rises to 20 meters above sea level, this step offers the possibility to quarry the coral stone using cutting techniques (see) horizontally into the 15 meter step, to actually shape the landscape, create canals and large pools while converting all this cutting into valuable construction materials. This surgical procedure can be done to beautify without damaging the landscape such as with traditional excavation (hydraulic hammering) Such an operation could provide excess material for export or other Dominican construction projects elsewhere on the island as a profitable business. See successful Dominican Coral operation in this excellent and detailed video
The Bay of Yuma is ideal for fishing and boating, Port & Marina
Several years ago Boca de Yuma was the location for Blue Marlin Fishing contests, now relocated to Punta Cana. But the waters are renowned for great fishing. Deep water near coast makes it possible to construct a Cruise Ship Port & a Marina (see)
It is located adjacent and partially within a newly created protected area (Parque Nacional Punta Espada) of 82 square kilometers The area east and north of this park (including part of our project site) can only be used for ecotouristic development or agriculture. All coastal projects, including those of tourist vocation are subject to environmental impact studies prior to acceptance.
Additionally the yuma del Mar property is located a few kilometers to the west of a large national park; (Parque Nacional del Este; Renamed Parque Nacional Cotubanamá - oct 2014), a trapeze shaped peninsula of 310 square kilometers. The park's limit extends southward including Isla Saona of 110 square kilometers, offering attractive sites for sea lovers, scuba diving and snorkeling in shallow tranquil water full of live coral and many fish species, with many kilometres of sandy beaches to explore, a reserve that will stay unspoiled. Saona beach rated "One of the 8 top beaches in the Caribbean" by MSNBC