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Punta Cana Travel Guide

Punta Cana is the most popular tourist area in the Dominican Republic offering affordable vacation with luxurious all-inclusive hotels, fantastic white sandy beaches, excellent golf courses and water sports for every taste. The all-inclusive resorts are designed to escape the daily routine and just relax. You don’t even need to carry cash. Just find your best deal and pack your suitcase.

The beaches at Punta Cana and Bavaro are the best beaches in the country and rated one of the best in the world. The Playas are wide white-sand beaches with coconut palm trees and lined with all-inclusive resorts.

Punta Cana is a place of luxurious resorts, clear waters, white-sand beaches, balnearios, and beautiful landscapes. The area offers a large selection of dining and shopping options, spectacular gardens, swimming pools, spas, and kids’ clubs. It is a great choice for sunny holidays and a favorite destination for many Europeans, Canadians, and Americans.

Punta Cana has plenty to offer to visitors – from parasailing and riding on a banana boat to diving, snorkeling, and golf. The 18-hole La Cana Golf Course is found in the Punta Cana Resort & Club and offers amazing ocean views. Another option is to book a snorkeling excursion on a double decker. Tourists enjoy snorkeling and can see different types of coral and various species of colorful fish. There is an area enclosed within the sea where tourists can snorkel with sharks and rays. Professional instructors and guides introduce tourists to marine life and give safety instructions. Tourists are served refreshments and cocktails. Bartending lessons are offered onboard, and you can learn how to make cocktails. Alternatively, you can opt for a trip to the Fun Fun Cave. Tourists have the chance to explore the cave tunnels and see West Indian rock art. The cave has many lava columns and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.

Another option is to book a Jurassic safari tour in the countryside. Tourists who join this tour have the opportunity to visit an elementary school, a farm, a typical house, and the cigar museum. They will have lunch at a Dominican-style ranch where they can see parrots, crocodiles, monkeys, and other animals.

Manati Park is a local attraction and a park where tourists enjoy nature, watch shows, and swim with dolphins. Tourists are able to approach different animals such as marine lions, iguanas, dolphins, tropical birds, and others. The cultural shows offered here introduce visitors to Dominican art. A ceremonial presentation by aboriginal people combines chanting, singing, traditional customs, and dance. Tourists also have the chance to buy original Taino art. There is a parrot show and dancing horses’ show, and tourists can take pictures, shop around, or have tropical drinks.

Saona Island is a popular tourist destination and a favorite place of many Europeans, Canadians, and Americans. It is a tropical island and a natural reserve, famous for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. Visitors of the island join a catamaran cruise that takes them to a lagoon where they can see starfish. Tourists have a barbeque lunch on the island and can spend the day swimming, relaxing, dancing, or playing volleyball. Visitors are taken to the island by a luxury sailing boat, and the delicious buffet food is included in the price. This is a one-day trip to a paradise island.

Besides visiting local attractions, there are many things to do in Punta Cana. Tourists can shop around and enjoy authentic food in the local markets. The resort has plenty of souvenir shops offering cigars and handcrafts.

If you are about to spend your holiday in Punta Cana and are still planning your trip, it is wise to look into different accommodation options. Tourists can choose from luxurious, top-end hotels with beach and pool facilities, midrange hotels, and private villas. NH Punta Cana, for example, is a midrange hotel where rooms start at $300 per night. The hotel is found close to major attractions, shopping venues, and the airport. It offers comfortable, stylish guestrooms and is right by the beach. Sanctuary Cap Cana is another midrange hotel that features spacious private suites, full-service spa, and easy access to dining venues and major attractions. Room rates start at $221. There are plenty of luxurious hotels to check as well, including Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club and Caleton Villas where prices range from $820 to $5,050 per night. Boutique hotels are a great choice for selective travelers and offer golf facilities and plenty of recreational amenities.

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