Punta Cana is the east coast of the Dominican Republic in the province of La Altagracia, which covers an area of 475 km, surrounded by Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Grupo Puntacana S.A, played a major role in turning this isolated
Coastline into a popular destinations place for tourists and which is now responsible for a quarter of the country’s income.
The Punta Cana climate is mostly tropical wet and dry, which remains like this the entire year with a temperature around 30°C. Long beautiful crystal clear water beaches and the best placed hotels in Punta Cana are some of the main attractions for the tourists, where you can experience activities like canopy adventure, adventurous buggies ride, horse ridings, surfing, snorkeling, speed boat rides, spa, cave expeditions, safari, just to name some few.
Here are some major attractions of Punta Cana.
Hop on these 4*4 off road vehicle, accompanied by a local guide and enjoy driving on the scenic routes to “La Choza”, a very beautiful and untouched beach. You can visit the beautiful ecological park in the Caribbean Sea, where you can enjoy the swimming in the crystal clear water of the lagoons. Now you can stop by for a delicious meal at the Playa Blanca Restaurant. After an amazing off road adventure, you can head to marina for a catamaran ride to witness the amazing landscapes with swimming at the natural pools. And soak yourself in the returning journey.
A tourist place in Punta Cana, located at the eastern most part of the Dominican Republic with a sea shore of 10 kilometers. This place developed with resorts and tourist places in Punta Cana, as a town for resort workers. The main attraction is the 1000 acres adventure park, surrounded by forests and mountains. Here you can go for all sorts of adrenaline filled action, from crazy bungee jumping which allows you to jump 32 feet off the ground, mountain biking on the tracks through the forests, take up the zip line, climbing wall and other exciting rope challenges, rolling down the hill under cushioned plastic ball and experiencing the Jurassic park with animatronic dinosaurs. Other major attractions are horse-back ridings through the open fields before visiting the sugar canes fields to witness the old traditional making of Rum. Then you can enjoy the traditional Dominican style buffet lunch at a local ranch. After that you can find out how the famous Dominican Cigars are made and wind up your day, resting on the golden sands of Playa Macao. You can also love to enjoy the catamaran rides.
Bayhibe is a town in Dominican Republic, located 16 kilometers east of La Romana on the shores of Caribbean Sea. It is founded in 1874 as a fishing village, which is later transformed into major tourist attraction place. Scuba diving is the major attraction; it is one of the best locations for scuba in Dominican Republic. There are around 20 dive spots located in the Bayahibe all accessible through dive boats. Large number of scuba diving shops scattered around the beach that takes scuba divers to the dive sites. Because of its crystal clear water and calm Caribbean Sea, this place is not only ideal for scuba diving but also for other water sports like snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding and deep sea fishing. You can also go for the boat trip to Saona Island from here.
Saona Island is situated about a 50 kilometers away from the mainland of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It’s a government protected national reserve, which is a popular destinations for tourists. Major attractions on this Island are the catamaran ride out to the island with motorboat trip back, the waist deep shallows where you can enjoy snorkeling, you can also try hair braiding with drinks offered by different vendors available on the island. You can also experience a rich wildlife on this Island with species of birds and tropical marine fish.
Cabeza de Toro Nature Reserve
Cabeza de toro a coral reef and nature reserve is one of the best places just off the cost of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to experience the marine life more closely. You can enjoy the swim and snorkel with fur seals, sting rays, dolphins, tropical fish and star fish in the crystal clear water of Cabeza de toro coral reef. After a brief sea life experience, you can still have fun, dance, relax and enjoy drinks on the returning trip to ashore.
Anamuya is about 40 kilometers from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The major attraction of Anamuya Mountain is tours to Monkey Land Safari, where you get a chance observe the monkeys in their natural environment. This half day nature safari starts with a visit to the botanical garden where you learn about the medical plants and tropical flowers of the area. Then a guided tour through the monkey preserve, where you meet these friendly squirrel monkey.
, who are very familiar to human contact. They come right up to you and sit on your shoulders and enjoy food from your hands. These tours also include a visit to the local village home, where you can try coffee, chocolate and tropical fruits.
Scape Park Adventure
Scape Park in Punta Cana is another place which is very popular among tourists which provides you adventurous activities with cultural and entertaining experiences, all at the same place. It is situated just 15 minutes away from Punta Can International Airport. You can start with adventurous flying along the zip line and then cool down in Hoyo Azul (a fresh water natural lagoon).
Afterward you can go for Iguabonita Cave Expedition, which is one of the finest cave expeditions. You start with hiking up slopes of El Farallon Cliff jungle learning all about the flora and fauna of the Dominican Republic. And then you reach to the mouth of the cave, where you go through the vast underground networks of the chambers and tunnels. Mystical and beautiful cenote “Las Ondas” is another attraction it starts with a relaxing eco walk through the tropical dry forest, where you will also get a chance to experience the Taíno people (indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida), their rituals and their lifestyle. Once you reach the mouth of the cave, you will ascend to this beautiful cenote through a staircase. You can also witness Tainos people pictograms in the caves. Horse-back riding through the Scape Park and sunshine Cruise are some of the other activities you can also go for.
Apart from this some of the important few more important attractions are ORO Nightclub, which is the top ranked night club in the Dominican Republic, located inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Ocean Spa with Dr. Fish ,rest and relax on a luxurious yacht-turned spa and helicopter and hot air balloon tours for shoreline sight-seeing.
Here are some of the best placed hotels in Punta Cana.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach
Barcelo Bavaro Beach hotel which is located just 20 kilometers away from Punta Cana International Airport. One of the best placed hotels in Punta Cana located right on the Bavaro beach recognized as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. There are around 589 -rooms, which are characterized according to the comfort. It’s an all-inclusive hotel for adults only. All sorts of facilities like swimming pools, gym, night clubs, theatre, shopping centers, sports activities (like golf, tennis, beach volleyball etc.) and water sports (like snorkeling, swimming, surfing etc.).
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in the island, designed by Milan based designer. It is opened in 2012 which consists of 34 outstanding suites with private swimming pools and stunning views. It offers all kind of facilities like fine dining, spa, fitness center, signature golf courses, shopping centers, nearby tennis courts, casino gambling, biking, horse riding, fishing in the ocean , scuba diving and large meeting space for wedding and corporate events.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
All-inclusive and music themed casino resort, situated along the beach north of the Punta Cana. It features 9 restaurants, 13 pools, private beach, a casino, a spa and golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, which offers you best casino experience around, thrilling night life, amazing culinary options, classy suites which have private balconies, minibars, whirlpool tubs etc.
The Westin Punta Cana
The Westin Punta Cana is located in the Playa Blanca area of Punta Cana Resort and Club, just 4 kilometers from the International Airport. A 26 square-mile of paradise, which features, a world class spa, offering variety of yoga classes (asanas, pranayama, relaxation and meditation), award winning cuisine, 2 Championship golf courses, a mile long white powdery sand beach (where you can enjoy, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, swimming etc.), tennis center, kid club’s and meeting and banquets, just to name some few. There are around 200 master piece rooms all with their private balconies and ocean view.