Defrost yourself this winter by flying to Punta Cana, one of the Dominican Republic’s premiere holiday resorts. Its year-long summery weather and seaside location creates an appealing atmosphere. The region’s beaches are the main draw for visitors. They are desirable with their crystalline waters, soft, white sand and thickets of palm trees. Enjoy a refreshing coconut drink as you watch the sun slowly descend over the horizon. The tropical climate soothes old aches and a relaxing walk along the beach provides an invigorating experience. Kayaking on the Atlantic Ocean followed by an afternoon of water polo is also a must. But remember to pack light and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing because it can get very warm and humid! Slap on plenty of sun cream to safeguard yourself against the Caribbean sun.A rainbow of treasures await you after disembarking from Punta Cana International Airport. A dazzling display of tropical birds, reptiles and professional shows featuring parrots and dancing horses can be found at Manatí Park. Furthermore, indigenous paintings and strange rock formations, mangrove swamps and exotic fauna and flora can be seen at Caño Hondo, a scenic area with charming inland streams and wondrous beaches. Take a day trip on a catamaran to the spectacular isle of Saona. Filled with lush greenery, clear waters and powder white sands, it makes for a breath-taking encounter. Bávaro, the main touristic region, is sprawling with souvenir stores, kiosks and breezy bars. Join a guided segway tour there and weave through town, past beautiful beachfront houses, spacious golf courses and a freshwater lagoon. There is also a splash of quaintness in the region where you can explore Altos de Chavon, modern-day artist’s village resembling a 16th century Mediterranean town that’s set upon a spectacular hillside cliff overlooking the winding Chavon River.
What about the entertainment? Ignite the dance-floor at lively party venues such as Punta Cava, Playa Blanca and Discoteca Mangú. There is no better place to enjoy the rhythms of merengue and bachata, two of the Dominican Republic’s most popular dances. Watch the locals showcase their impeccable dance moves and learn a thing or two from them. Don’t be shy, hover onto the hardwood soon after!
Seeking a little shut eye followed by a relaxing massage? Tourism has boomed in the East Coast region with over 35,000 hotel rooms of every description. World-class brands offer excellent services, delicious food and endless opportunities for activities and adventure. Unrestrained tropical decadence is showcased by the luxurious Riu Resort, an expansive property comprising of two swanky hotels (Palace Punta Cana and Palace Macao).
Visitors of all backgrounds flock here, including spring-breakers, retirees, and families making sandcastles or splashing around in the waves. It’s not difficult to see why. Regardless of what you desire, Punta Cana is guaranteed to satisfy.