Facing both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Punta Cana is a popular tourist destination in Dominican Republic ensuring a wealth of entertainment opportunities for all sorts of travellers. This resort town has a hot and humid weather all year round and is home to an array of picture-perfect beaches, family-friendly resorts, lively promenades with restaurants and shops and a gleaming nightlife, drawing visitors for a lifetime experience.
Check out below some interesting places to explore in Punta Cana:
Bavaro Beach should be on the top of beach bums’ list of attractions to explore in Punta Cana. The vibrant atmosphere, miles of bleach-white sand and turquoise waters will make you simply sit back and relax, stroll across the beach and take a dip in the clear waters. Adventurers can indulge in wonderful snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and parasailing experiences here. Besides, there are a number of restaurants, bars and hotels lining the promenade that add to the beauty of the beach.
Those who wish to relax away from the crowds can take a day excursion to the breathtaking Saona Island just off the coast of Punta Cana. What makes this place popular among tourists is its beautiful collection of palm-fringed beaches, mangroves and breathtaking views. Snorkellers will get to spot colourful fish, especially star fish and if lucky enough, sea turtles as well. A major highlight of the island is Mano Juan, a fishing village where you can treat your eyes to the beauty of colourful shacks.
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
Nature and wildlife lovers can spend an ideal day at Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park spread across 1,500 acres of protected land. This place is just perfect to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Dominican Republic and hike along the fascinating walking trails. There are 12 crystal-clear freshwater lagoons out of which five are open for swimming. You can take a refreshing dip here and enjoy swimming with turtles, large, black tilapia fish and more. Besides, you would love to explore here sugarcane exhibition and a petting zoo known for being home to the domestic animals of Dominican Republic.
With a fine collection of beautiful beaches, scenic trails, picturesque scenery and thrilling and adrenaline-laden activities, Scape Park makes you soothen up your senses and go back in time. Located within Cap Cana Resort, the park has everything to offer ranging from zip lines to cave swims. This natural theme park is an ideal spot for families as well as friends. Besides, you can enjoy cruising along stunning beaches for a tranquil experience or can experience nightlife chilling out in their exclusive beach club.
Arena Gorda Beach
Popular among families, Arena Gorda Beach is one of the most spectacular beaches in Punta Cana drawing attention with its crystalline shallow waters, powdery golden sands and captivating palm trees. It is a public beach set in a resort area hit among sun-seekers and offering a wonderful range of amenities. Visitors can enjoy plenty of beach space and rent equipments for water-sports. You might have limited access on this all-inclusive resort beach but are certain to have an ideal beach experience here with your family and friends.