Whoever coined the phrase “Life’s a Beach” most definitely came up with it while relaxing on the glistening white sands of the Dominican Republic. This paradise in the Caribbean is the quintessential post card beach shot that we all yearn to escape to.
The Dominican Republic not only shares its tropical island oasis of Hispaniola with Haiti, but also invites any and all who wish to come and experience its treasures. Your escape from reality begins in Punta Cana which lies at the island’s eastern tip. Here you will find your home away from home, albeit a much more luxurious version with a slightly better view.
Whether your aim is to simply relax away the days in pure bliss or experience adventures from sunrise to sunset, you just can’t go wrong with Punta Cana. All inclusive resorts in Punta Cana offer literally everything under the sun, and the sun itself! It’s no wonder why Punta Cana International is consistently one of the busiest Caribbean airports.
Your Guide to Punta Cana in an All Inclusive Resort
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Relax, Refresh, and Recharge….and We Don’t Mean Your Phone!
Put that phone on silent or better yet toss it into the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Punta Cana and Bávaro serves up some pretty incredible beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.
This includes Playa Bávaro, or Bávaro Beach, which is the most famous beach in the Caribbean and ranks in the top beaches of the world. Punta Cana’s outstanding climate makes it a great year-round destination.
Sun filled skies and warm sea temperatures are seen throughout the year and even during the wet summer season, showers are brief and only act as a refresher to the afternoon.
Welcome to the Land of the All Inclusive
An all inclusive vacation in Punta Cana means you can quite literally put your feet up and take that much deserved break from your job or the harsh winter weather.
Punta Cana All Inclusive means just that, offering VIP room service 24 hours a day, countless restaurants that will feed you like a royal, luxury world class spas, and even babysitting services should you wish to bring along the kids but want some one-on-one time with your partner.
Hospitality may very well have been invented in Punta Cana, or so it seems since it caters to almost every need of any traveler. Romantic couples looking for a bit of peace and quiet have the option of Adults Only All Inclusive Resorts such as the Barceló Bávaro Beach while others are designed for the whole family to enjoy.
If you can think of a water sport or recreation, you can rest assured in your tropical hammock that Punta Cana offers it.
Punta Cana adventures include catamaran trips, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, surfing, banana boats, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, water skiing, parasailing, and, best of all, these are all usually offered from within your all inclusive resort.
In addition to water recreation, Punta Can offers some adventurous excursions that will encourage you to get out of your comfortable sun lounger. These include:
Christopher Columbus may have started the tourist trend to this island when he docked on Saona Island back in 1494. Excursions can easily be made from Punta Cana and offer the chance to see iguanas, dolphins, sea turtles, and massive indigenous starfish.
Take a village tour, visit the sea turtle conservation facility, walk remote beaches, and snorkel to come up close and personal with sea horses, stingrays, and blowfish.
Golf may not seem like the most adventurous sport, but the Dominican Republic’s more than two dozen incredibly scenic courses, including ones designed by Pete Dye, are sure to make you think you are on an epic adventure.
Courses like La Cana or Corales in Punta Cana offer dramatic cliffs and ocean views that will leave lasting memories no matter if you shoot well over par.
Both Columbus and Ponce de Leon brought horses to the Dominican Republic which means you too can explore its wonders by horseback.
Ride into the countryside along the Anamuya River as you learn about the culture and history of the Dominican Republic. Get the chance to roll your own cigar along with learning how chocolate is made.
You can even help with cattle driving, wade into the river while saddled up on your horse, and enjoy a break from riding as you take a zip line across the river. Whether you are an experienced rider or this will be your first time, trips are customized to each rider’s experience level.
This subterranean cenote lies at the bottom of a 75 ft cliff and offers visitors the chance to swim in a natural pool of other worldly blue waters.
The surrounding tropical forest offers unique plant and animal life and you can even zip line from the cliff.
Punta Cana Must Try’s
Coco Bongo Show & Disco
Experiencing a Coco Bongo show is unlike anything else. It’s a rave meets Cirque Du Soleil dance party with an added light show, top notch musical acts, and popular pop culture characters. It is an assault on the senses in a very good way.
Rum and Cigars
The Dominican Republic is renowned for both its rum and cigars. Tour a rum factory where you can learn ancient and modern processes used to create the DR’s famous rums which are nice and smooth.
The Dominican Republic also produces some of the most popular cigars in the world. See how tobacco leaves make it from the field into a finely rolled masterpiece that is far from your cheap average stogy.
Dominican settlers from Cuba brought with them the knowledge of quality cigar making from generations of renowned cigar makers.
Try Mangú if you want a truly unique native Dominican dish. This mainly breakfast item is made up of mashed plantains topped with sautéed red onions, cheese, salami, and an egg. It will have you wanting all day breakfast even more.
Be sure to save some energy to try your hand, and feet, at Merengue dancing while taking in the sounds of this sexy upbeat energy filled music. The contagious rhythms of Merengue originated in the Dominican Republic.
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