Punta CanaDominican Republic
Punta Cana is a tourist destination par excellence, known worldwide for its spectacular white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters that look like Caribbean postcards. With more than 40 kilometers of beaches, magical places with palm trees, blue-green sea and a wide hotel network, Punta Cana is the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean.
The growth of tourism has been unstoppable, some 3.8 million travelers arrive every year on their flights to Punta Cana. Most of the resorts have nightclubs, theme restaurants, spa, clothing stores, souvenirs to buy gifts, beauty salons, casinos to have fun and golf courses.
Punta Cana and its surroundings offer a great variety of activities, leave your drink, get up from the hammock and enjoy all the things that you have to do in Punta Cana.
DOCUMENTATION AND REQUIREMENTS TO TRAVEL
However, at the Punta Cana airport, in the country of origin, at the Punta Cana airport, at the Punta Cana airport. It is not necessary to change to the local currency, pesos, shops and leisure sites, so you can always pay with the card. Do not forget your passport, you do not need any other documentation and you do not need to get vaccinated to come to our country.
TEMPERATURE AND CLIMATE
The island of the Dominican Republic enjoys one of the best climates in the world, our beaches contain warm waters all year round, the average temperature of the water is 25ºC. The climate is hot but pleasant with temperatures between 22 and 30 ºC; even at night, the temperature usually stays around 20ºC. Between August and November, tropical storms are more frequent, so it can be a little more unstable season.
EXCURSIONS AND SHOPPING
Many companies organize trips to know Punta Cana. We also have offers of activities to do on the beach: swimming with dolphins, party on a pirate ship, paragliding flights, etc. The most typical drink of the Dominican Republic is rum, but there are no returns in the house without tasting the local beer, Presidente. We do not recommend doing your favorite trips alone.
Something that can’t be missing in the suitcase is your favorite swimsuit and sunscreen, plus shorts, sandals and summer clothes. If you are wondering if your mobile phone is going to work, the answer is yes, you only have to activate roaming. Something you should have in your suitcase is: mosquito off, this will prevent uncomfortable bites. Depending on the country you come from, bring a plug adapter; it is used here as in the United States, 120 v.
ACTIVITIES TO DO
In our sea adventure to do in Punta Cana, highlights the Isla Saona, one of the largest in the Dominican Republic. There are many agencies that offer tours in our beautiful island, the price is usually between 60 and 80 dollars per person and can be done in a large catamaran or small speedboats. Isla Saona has beautiful beaches, jungles, mangroves and zones inhabited by fishermen, but the most beautiful parts of the island are far from the most touristy area. If you like adventure, take provisions for a couple of days and enter the jungle in search of uninhabited areas.
PENINSULA OF SAMANA
The Samaná Peninsula is located in the north of Punta Cana. They are more than 300 km by road on a trip that can be shortened by flying on a plane or arriving by sea. The reward is worth it. The Samaná Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. A vast expanse of jungle awaits you, paradisiacal beaches, islets, waterfalls, lagoons, very diverse flora and fauna. The best beaches are Frontón, Rincón, Madama, Las Flechas and Bonita. Do not miss the Cayo Levantado islet or the El Limón waterfall.
If you want action in Punta Cana, take advantage and enjoy the activities you can do in the area. You can go buggy through the jungle, quad or ride a horse on the beaches, or zipline over the jungle of the Caribbean. In the surroundings of the beach you can also choose to do parasailing, fly with a parachute hooked to a speedboat or take surf and windsurf courses. If you have a good budget, you can always take a ride on a small plane or helicopter and admire the beauty of Punta Cana from above.
Not every day you will have the pleasure of visiting the first European colonial city in America.
Santo Domingo is 3 hours by car or 4 by bus from Punta Cana and if you like the history, it should be on your list of places to visit. All the heritage appeal of Santo Domingo is in its Colonial Zone, here you will find the “first” of everything. The first house where Cristobal Colon lived, the first cathedral and the first hospital built by the Spaniards and many other things.
NATIONAL PARK LOS HAITISES
One of the most beautiful excursions in Punta Cana is the visit to the National Park of Los Haitises, located in the Samaná Bay. You will find in its most particular features the so-called “mogotes”. The mogotes are small elevations of 30- or 40-meters high that have been formed by the karstic nature of the ground in the area and the action of rain and wind. Most of the excursions include an exploration of its dense mangroves by boat and a visit to the ancient caves inhabited by the Taínos, where you still find paintings made by them. Some of the most beautiful caves are San Gabriel, La Reyna, La Línea and La Arena. Among its fauna you will find pelicans, gannets, owls, parrots, manatees, bats and various reptiles, highlighting the boas and sea turtles.
INDIGENOUS EYES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
This reserve is one of the best kept secrets among the things to do in Punta Cana. It is a natural park formed by more than 600 hectares of tropical forests and twelve freshwater lagoons. The name of the park comes from those lagoons, since for the aborigines they were the eyes of the jungle. You can enter the jungle following the marked trails, which will lead you to springs, mangroves and, ultimately, pure nature. Bathe in the lagoons, horseback riding on the beaches are some of the things you can do in the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve.
NIGHT LIFE PUNTA CANA
During the day, the beaches of Punta Cana are usually the protagonists. However, for many travelers, it is only the preamble of what the Dominican night offers. The real experts tan and take the first cocktails in the sun, but at nightfall they head for bars and discos. Some of the most famous are Coco Bongo, Oro, Mangú and Imagine.
DIVING WITH BOMBONE
The Dominican Republic waters are perfect for diving. Coral zones, big underwater caves and wrecks, some natural and others that have been deliberately placed throughout all corners of the world. Some of the best dive sites in Punta Cana are: La Cueva, a deep dive that takes you through a beautiful caves circuit between some sharks (harmless!) and stingrays. Also, the Monica boat: this was sunken off the Punta Cana coast of 90 years ago because of a storm, the wooden hull ship has inside material for railways, machinery used for the exploitation of sugar plantations and many fish of all kinds.