Finally, the much-awaited new highway – Autopista El Coral or Coral Highway got officially inaugurated on the 8thof August, 2012 by President Leonel Fernandez. A four-lane, high speed highway connecting 43 mile road between Punta Cana and La Romana, Coral Highway cuts the travel time between these two locations to half.
Built with an investment of whooping USD $400 million, the highway bypasses Otra Banda and Higuey and provides a link between Punta Cana airport situated on the east coast of Dominican Republic to La Romana town and airport situated on country’s southern coast.
Although, the highway is fully operational between the Punta Cana and La Romana stretch, the construction on the section around La Romana, connecting Santo Domingo, is not yet finished. Once completed, the highway will provide full connectivity between Punta Cana and country’s capital Santo Domingo, cutting the overall journey time significantly.
Coral Highway connects and integrates the cities, airports and tourist locations of the country, benefiting the east coast tourism immensely. Punta Cana, along with other east coast tourist gateways attract close to 2 million tourists every year and with Coral highway getting operational, tourists get a reason more to visit this area. The highway provides a fast and easy access to other areas, including countries capital and reduce travel time and cost considerably, generating a huge possibility that people pay more frequent visits to Punta Cana. Further, better connectivity means an added feature to promote real estate benefitting the property owners and real estate dealers as it gives them a solid ground to command better rates.
Reduces travel time and vehicle operational cost, smooth 4 lanes, frequent sign boards make the road travel convenient and stress free for the travelers. Less congestion on the highway gives you a chance to drive up to a speed limit of 120 km/hr. Tourists can now plan comfortable day trips to Santo Domingo to experience various commercial and cultural attractions like shopping malls and Spanish colonial sections or visit the fishing village of Bayahibe. Further, while passing the highway road you can enjoy the natural scenic beauty including the lush farming lands, sugarcane fields and forests. The options have expanded greatly.
Coral Highway is indeed a win-win for both the tourists and the property owners. For interesting information on exciting lifestyle options and real estate offers related to Punta Cana visit www.puntacanalife.com now.