Reasons Why You’ll Love Punta Cana
Punta Cana is a true heaven on earth but, instead of being just a pretty place, this travel destination is so much more than that, offering several little historical and cultural spots mixed with outstanding breathtaking natural paths, for a complete unforgettable trip.
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To reach the main tourist resorts of the Dominican Republic such as Punta Cana, La Romana, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Bayahibe … you can decide to book a flight to Santo Domingo airport or inquire about charter and scheduled flights landing at local airports, built in the areas of large resorts such as Punta Cana and La Romana.
Basically Punta Cana is all over relax and outdoor activities such as snorkeling and trekking. Playa Bavaro is the most beautiful and wide beach with its 48 km of golden sand and turquoise water. Here you can find the picturesque and unique El Cortecito e Los Corales, a fisherman village where you can taste amazing seafood and delicious drinks by the sea. Playa Juanillo is another amazing option to relax in an uncontaminated pure scenario. So, basically, if you are staying for just a little time exploring the coast and its beauties is a complete must!
If you have some extra time and you are in Punta Cana for some more days you should totally go for a road trip to explore Santo Domingo and some of the outstanding nearby areas. You could settle your road trip like this: you will land in Santo Domingo for sure so you can go to Punta Cana for your stay and then when you will go back to take your flight back home you can spend some days in the Capital and make the most of your trip as this is the land of rest and relaxation. In the Dominican Republic, between Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean Sea, towns and villages alternate with large resorts that offer all the comforts of modern life right on the beach. Without forgetting the green of parks and nature reserves.
Parque Nacional del Este After some time at the amazing beach we really cannot skip a day trip to the Parque Nacional del Este, or Parque Nacional Cotubanama, which occupies the entire peninsular portion of the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, and protrudes towards the island of Saona. At the park you can make excursions to admire the endemic flora and fauna. Find out about the possibility of a visit accompanied by local guides who will inform you about the history of the colonization of the area and indicate the most beautiful paths to the cuevas (caves) of the surroundings. El Parque Nacional del Este is also home to the island of Saona and its coral reef: so you should not miss its beaches and wetlands with extensive mangroves.. The island is a charm: coconut palms, fine sandy beaches and a large cliff overlooking the sea. sea at 40 meters height. One meter deep natural pools are located along the road to reach this island: tourists often stop for a bath and to admire the many starfish and shells that are found in this place.
Explore La Romana
At 75 kilometers from Punta Cana and just over 100 kilometers from Santo Domingo lies La Romana, a city of considerable size (with over 100,000 inhabitants) that developed around the early twentieth century around the sugar industry. We suggest a stop in this locality of the Dominican Republic to discover the original village Altos de Chavon, reconstruction of a medieval village designed by architect Roberto Copa in the seventies, home to events and shows, exhibitions and artistic workshops. Also here, in the surrounding area, tourist-hotel complexes and seaside resorts rise.
Discover Boca Chica
A small town about thirty kilometers from Santo Domingo and so frequented by the inhabitants of the capital. Here you can find all-inclusive resorts, white sandy beaches, azure sea. The coral reef, 500 meters off the coast, has sea bottoms to explore. In addition, the center of the town is welcoming: there are clubs open all day, and even the night there is no lack of space to dance Caribbean dances led by young Dominicans.
The capital Santo Domingo Dedicate at least a couple a day to the colonial city of Santo Domingo has been listed by UNESCO in the list of world heritage of humanity. The breathtaking views of the streets around the Plaza Mayor, between the cathedral, the palace of the Viceroy, the Cabildo, will leave you breathless …
How beautiful can be your stay in Punta Cana making the most of your time in the Dominican Republic?
But..what about accommodation? If you decide to explore this region made up of small villages, natural parks and so on we really think you should consider the chance to stay in a hostel. Even if it’s a touristic hub and it is all over resorts and fancy hotels, Punta Cana offers several amazing coastal ho
stels to live your stay there in a comfortable but inexpensive way! Some of the most known hostels are Punta Cana – Macao Beach Hostel, Punta Cana Hostel and Bavaro Hostel.