Caribbean travel destinations: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana Beach

Known for its low prices, friendly people and fantastic climate, Punta Cana is one of the best Caribbean destinations you can choose for your vacation. It is located on the eastern tip of the island of the Dominican Republic with spectacular white sandy beaches and clear waters. If you are looking for a place where you can escape the stresses of life, if only for a short time, this is it.

There are two flights each day from the neighboring island of Puerto Rico as well as non-stop flights from many locations in North America when you book your vacation through a travel agency. There are taxis available to take you to and from the airport, but if you want to explore the island beyond Punta Cana, then it is best if you rent a car.
Accommodations abound in the form of resorts, but there are also a number of small hotels you can choose depending on your vacation needs. If you stay on one of the resorts you won’t even have to leave the premises for your meals with the numerous restaurants available that serve all kinds of cuisine.

Punta Cana Beach

The beaches are the main attraction of Punta Cana where you can play in the sand or the water, sunbathe on the beach or snorkel beneath the gentle waves to discover a whole new world of tropical rainbow colored fish.

Although many people never tire of the beach and the hotel pool, if you do get a yearning to see what else Punta Cana has to offer, take a horseback riding tour of the area. The hotel or resort will be able to make the arrangements for you. The largest stables in the region can be found at Rancho RN-23 where there are 125 horses stabled on three separate ranches. Such an excursion will take you on a guided tour through groves of coconut palms and along the beach. In order to reach the ranches through you will have to traverse some of the wildest territory that Punta Cana has to offer, which in itself is a thrilling experience.

Punta Cana resort

The avid golfer will surely want to tee off at the golf course. The course is average for its size, but the green fees are expensive. Some resorts offer a discount of 50% if you are have accommodations on the resort.

After dark, the best location in Punta Cana is on the grounds of the Bavaro Beach Golf and Resort. This is the most popular disco in Punta Cana with a superb sound system. You will find that the music choices are more European in nature because this part of the island receives many visitors from Europe each year. It is open every might at 11 p.m. and remains open until 5 in the morning so that you can still be dancing when the sun comes up.

Punta Cana beach vacation