Punta Cana

Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is located on the eastern tip of Hispaniola, in the Dominican Republic, and is known as a popular vacation destination for those wishing to bask in the Caribbean sun while enjoying white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

A Punta Cana trip can practically guarantee sunshine and clear weather every day of the year so for sun worshippers this might be considered heaven on earth. Before all the large hotels dotted the beach and countryside of Punta Cana Dominican Republic it was home to mainly sugar cane plantations and pastureland. However, the desire for many to enjoy a warm summer like day year round brought many tourists from Europe, which aided in the development of the huge hotels that are found along the Punta Cana beaches. One thing you will not find in Punta Cana is an actual town, as the entire area was developed for the pleasure of those seeking a Caribbean holiday.

For your Punta Cana trip, you will find a wide-ranging style of hotels offering from minimal amenities to lavish interiors and vast activities. The hotels actually have a mailing address of Higuey but most tourists do not even venture to the town, as there is so much to do in the Punta Cana area along the hotel area on the beaches. Another thing you might notice if you are not visiting from Europe or Latin America is that hotels are designed with the European flair and cater mainly to Europeans as you will see with formal dress codes, red wine at dinner, and soccer is among the hot topics. A few hotels do try to tone down the difference in Punta Cana Dominican Republic but it is still apparent.

You may hear about Punta Cana beach, however, there are actually five beaches stretching along the Coconut Coast including Playa Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro, Playa Punta Juanillo, Playa Cortecito, and Playa Macao. The Punta Cana beach area is wide and safe to swim off the shoreline all year long. The major problem is that all the beaches are for the guests of the all-inclusive hotels as once you are in the beach area all food and drinks are included in the package. At both ends of the 20-mile stretch of Punta Cana beach, you will notice the entrance guarded by security.

There are so many activities for you to enjoy on your Punta Cana trip while staying at one of these awesome hotels including horseback riding, windsurfing, water biking, soccer, sailing, and snorkeling to name a few. Golf is another great aspect of any Punta Cana trip at the Bavaro Golf Course home at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. On the other hand, if you want to try your hand with Lady Luck, then you might want to stay at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, another all-inclusive resort. The Punta Cana casino and hotel offer more than just gaming tables pleasing a large variety of guests. A few of the fun things to do include mini-clubs for the children, private beach, outdoor jacuzzis, and for your palate 7 delectable restaurants.

Punta Cana is a luxurious resort area that offers tourists all of ages and all budgets to enjoy the white sandy beaches of the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic.

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