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Larimar from the Dominican Republic
One of the world's most extremely in rare gemstones is called Blue Pectolite or Larimar. This gem can only be found in one area of the world. The area is quite inaccessible and mountainous. You'll find it in the Dominican Republic in the province of Barahona. The stone was first mentioned in 1914, but the stone really didn't make a major appearance until 1974.  Here's a little bit more about Larimar stone.

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History of Puerto Plata
Officially known as the San Felipe de Puerto Plata and named for its beautiful iridescent beaches, Puerto Plata is the 9th largest city in the Dominican Republic. There are plenty of resorts and hotel beds to take advantage of, as the city is known for places such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, and is the home of a Carnival Cruise port – Amber Cove. Around the area are museums and adventure parks, but let’s dive into what really creates Puerto Plata – it’s history.

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Dominican Cigars

Cigars are a great alternative to cigarettes, and many individuals still enjoy smoking cigars. This can be a great pastime and many long-time cigar smokers enjoy collecting cigars such as Dominican cigars which are known to be very flavorful. Cigars in the Dominican Republic include Dominican tobacco, but they also include tobacco from other places in the world. This allows the cigars to be bolder and more flavorful as well as well-rounded.

 

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Blue Amber from the Dominican Republic
Primarily found in the mountain ranges of the Dominican Republic, blue amber is amber that has a blue coloration that’s very rare in this type of stone. You may be surprised to learn of its existence, but the fact is that blue amber has been around since amber was discovered in the Dominican Republic.

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About the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a diverse region that has much to offer you. It's full of lush rainforests, sunny beaches, mountains, and it's a great tourist destination. This area gets plenty of sunshine with over 340 days per year getting sunshine on average. Here's some facts about the Caribbean that you might not realize.

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