September 22, 2015
1910 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Punta Cana Beach
Located in La Altagracia (the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic), Punta Cana has beaches and balnearios which face both the Caribbean and Atlantic, and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s. The name Punta Cana refers to the cane palms in the region, and literally means "Tip of the White Cane Palms". The area offers water attractions, such as racing speedboats, catamaran sailing, deep sea sport fishing, discovery cruises, floating spas, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling cruises, swimming with sharks and stingrays, whale watching, reef exploring and visiting small islands like Catalina and Saona.
About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series National Fauna - Insects, issued in 1999. All four stamps have the same face value, 5 DOP:
• Puerto Rican Rhinoceros Beetle / Strataegus quadrifoveatus
• Cloud-forest Monarch Butterfly / Anetia jaegeri
• True Katydid / Polyancistroydes sp. - It's on the postcard 1910
• Stick Insect / Aplopus sp.
The second stamp was issued in 2011 to celebrate Juan Pablo Duarte (1813-1876), one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic.
Punta Cana - Wikipedia
Sent from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), on 16.07.2014
Photo: Maximo Nin