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Punta Cana is Getting a Massive New Theme Park and Entertainment Destination

Europe’s exciting Katmandu amusement park concept is making its way to the Caribbean, and it’s a game changer for the Dominican Republic.

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Meliá Hotels International is overseeing a complete rebuild of Paradisus Punta Cana, and the resort is expected to reopen by the end of 2023. Paradisus Punta Cana

Already one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for all types of travelers, Punta Cana’s reputation as the ultimate tropical playground is about to get a massive boost with the addition of Katmandu. This premier entertainment, dining, and retail concept is expected to debut in Fall 2022, as Meliá Hotels International and Falcon’s Beyond Global have partnered to bring this world-class project to the Dominican Republic. 

Meliá owns and operates almost 400 properties around the world, and Falcon’s Beyond Global is a multi-award winning international experiential development agency. The two promise to bring a dynamic and exciting new presence to Punta Cana with the opening of Katmandu, which will include five-star entertainment, dining, and shopping for travelers. 

Already a popular destination in Europe, the Katmandu franchise will bring its stories and characters to the park along with thrilling rides and attractions. Also featured will be the world’s first ever suspended theater, making it a truly one-of-a-kind entertainment experience in the area.

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Katmandu will be unveiled in two phases, with the first introducing the destination to the theme park element, while the second will debut dining and retail options. Falcon’s Beyond Global

Meliá Hotels International’s two Punta Cana properties, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort will undergo extensive modernizations and renovations to welcome guests for their Katmandu experience. Meliá Hotels aims to be the new face of luxury and all-inclusive experiences in the Dominican Republic.

The partners of Katmandu are committed to the environment and plan to construct the park with waste management and water conservation as top priorities. Meliá, consistently ranked as one of the most eco-friendly tourism companies in the world, operates 82 properties around the world that are EarthCheck certified. 

The brand also seeks to bring social and economic equality and prosperity to the local communities in Punta Cana by supporting diversity and career development. Between Meliá and Falcon’s Beyond Global, $350 million will be invested into the country.

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