Punta Cana Vacations
Punta Cana, one of the Caribbean’s most-visited destinations, lies on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. It is renowned for its plethora of picture-postcard beaches, turquoise waters, towering coconut palms, world-class golf courses, and all-inclusive resorts. Collectively, the Bávaro area and Punta Cana are known as La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast.
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Punta Cana possesses one of the longest white-sand coastlines in the Caribbean, measuring approximately 30 miles, and caters to sun-seekers from around the globe. It is home to Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve, which consists of 1,500 acres of subtropical forest and 12 freshwater lagoons; ChocoMuseo, an artisanal chocolate factory and museum; and Playa Macao, a mecca for surfers and one of the area’s best and most beautiful beaches. Punta Cana is a quintessential Caribbean escape and a place where tropical dreams are realized.
WHAT TO DO
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve – Explore 1,500 acres of subtropical forest and commune with nature at 12 freshwater lagoons, five of which are open for swimming. Here you will also find more than 500 plant species, an iguana habitat, and a myriad of rare birds.
Take a Day Trip to Picturesque Saona Island – This small tropical paradise, part of Cotubanamá National Park, is famed for its pristine, palm-fringed beaches and long stretches of white sand. Visit the quaint villages of Mano Juan and Catuano and see pre-Columbian rock art at the Cave of Cotubanamá.
Scape Park – This natural theme park features ziplining, swimming in cenotes, exploring ancient caverns, snorkeling in tropical waters and more.
WHEN TO GO
Punta Cana is blessed with warm weather year-round, but the best time to visit is during the off-season, May to early June. Keep in mind that hurricane season in this part of the world lasts from June through November, and Punta Cana can experience severe tropical storms.