Article repost from The Telegraph
Discover some of Punta Cana’s must-see sights and activities, from sailing trips to horse riding excursions
Splash of colour
Many houses in Dominican Republic are painted in bright, vibrant colours.
Horse riders make their way between the coconut palms on the beach at Playa del Macao.
An aerial view of one of the many spectacular beaches in Punta Cana.
A sailing boat takes tourists out into the crystal clear waters around Punta Cana.
Colourful scarves hang from a kiosk on Playa el Cortecito.
A fishing boat gently bobbing in the tranquil waters.
All at sea
A tourist fishing-cruise stand on Playa el Cortecito.
A woman relaxes on a hammock on the palm-fringed Juanillo Beach.
As geographically diverse as it is lively, the Dominican Republic mixes rainforests, mountains, colonial architecture and beaches, meaning there is something to please everyone from avid adventurers to history lovers. From exploring the first seat of Spain’s colonial empire in the New World, Santo Domingo, to diving around coral reefs, caves, shipwrecks, we lift the lid on the best ways to explore this Caribbean nation.