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Your Punta Cana vacation
The east coast of the Dominican Republic is home to the Caribbean's greatest escape: Punta Cana. Known for its laidback lifestyle by day and raging parties by night, Punta Cana is sure to please all social calendars. Punta Cana's beaches are second-to-none, while shopping for bargains is easy thanks to the abundant mercados and plazas. Hit Mercado Publico de Higuey and Plaza Higueyana for the best in ceramics, jewelry and mamajuana, a traditional Dominican rum. If you're keen on a day trip, Isla Saona and Santo Domingo are simply phenomenal.
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Best time to take a vacation to Punta Cana
Best Time to Go
Punta Cana is an outstanding destination all year around, although many people visit during the winter because it provides a nice getaway from colder temperatures back home. The weather is pretty consistent throughout the year, although you might experience rainier conditions if you visit between September and November. If you go during the summer months, you can find lower prices and less crowded beaches, since many people choose domestic travel during that time. There is also no better place in the world to golf than on one of the country’s beautiful and scenic beachfront courses on your Punta Cana vacations.
Insider tips for Punta Cana travel
Punta Cana travel includes snorkeling with the nurse sharks and sting rays at Marinarium, a unique water park.
A day tour of Saona Island, located in the natural reserve of the Parque Nacional del Este, lets you relax on the beautiful beaches while enjoying the gorgeous landscape.
Altos de Chavon
Take a trip to Altos de Chavon, an artist's village in the style of a 16th century Mediterranean town, located on a cliff over the Chavon River.
Stroll through Manati Park, featuring various wildlife, such as iguanas, sea lions, and tropical birds, in a natural setting.
Swim with trained dolphins in mid-ocean at Dolphin Island.
Punta Cana highlights
Altos de Chavon
This arty village is reminiscent of medieval Europe and is a must-see on your Punta Cana vacation. Hike the rocky surrounds and greenery to view the Chavon River and get some great photos. Cruise the art galleries, craft workshops and boutiques in the area before visiting a quaint cafe for a cheap meal and heading to the Regional Museum of Archaeology.
Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia
It may look modest from the outside, but once you head inside, this sacred spot will astound with its beautiful shrines and stained-glass windows. You'll probably notice an orange theme throughout – it's in homage to the nearby orange grove, famous for its apparitions from the Virgin Mary.
Plaza Bavaro and Plaza Punta Cana are the places to hit for great finds at great prices on your Punta Cana travels. Plaza Bavaro has stacks of stores filled with everything from jewelry and fashion to electronics and perfume, while Plaza Punta Cana has a wide variety of souvenirs, including handmade arts and crafts, rum and cigars. Feel free to haggle – especially if paying by cash.
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve
For 1500 acres of trails leading to 12 lagoons and an abundance of birds, reptiles and other exotic flora and fauna, this nature reserve is a must for outdoor lovers seeking a break from the hustle and bustle on their Punta Cana vacation. Featuring an iguana habitat, petting zoo and fruit tree garden, Indigenous Eyes is a budding zoologist's bliss.
This club is a Punta Cana travel icon. Catering for the under-30 crowd, this cave-turned-nightclub is perfect for a wild night out. Look out for drinks specials every Saturday night.