Twenty-four year old Ines Ruländer, from Ostfriesland, Germany, was named the winner of a contest organized to promote the preservation of the hundreds of whales that visit the north coast of the Dominican Republic in an annual pilgrimage.
The contest was organized by the Dominican Office of Tourism in Germany – in cooperation with the Thomas Cook tour operators and the Center for the Conservation and Eco-Development of Samaná Bay (CEBSE).
The winner will visit Samaná, on all all-expenses paid vacation.
The country’s north coast is the only place in the Caribbean where it is possible to observe the whales in their natural habitat.
German wins competition with whales of Samaná
All expenses, including airline travel, transfers and the hotel stay at the Cayacoa Gran Bahia Principe, is covered by the Thomas Cook tour operators.
The Bay of Samaná has been recognized by the international community as the main site in the Caribbean where visitors can have a close look at the whales, who annually travel to the warm waters of the Caribbean to mate.