Chris (Punta Cana Travel Blog)

Hey, I am Chris, a born and raised German, travel-addictive and Caribbean Soul. For 8 years I am living in the Caribbean, among them 5 in the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is my home-base here in the country and I’d love to tell you more about how to experience Punta Cana off-the-beaten-track and give you all the advice you want to know for your vacation in Punta Cana.

The beautiful Bavaro Beach at TOC Beach Club

The 24 best Airbnbs in Punta Cana (hand-picked and recommended)

 Punta Cana has over 4000 (!) Airbnbs, which makes it impossible to find the best one if you don’t know the area. Luckily, I can help you with discovering the best Airbnbs in Punta Cana, as I am living in the area and have stayed in dozens of Airbnbs in Bavaro, Macao, Cap Cana and …

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Beach section with bali beds at Presidential Suites, one of the many all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

12 insider tips on how to save money in Punta Cana during an all-inclusive vacation

 Punta Cana is the No. 1 spot in the Caribbean for an all-inclusive vacation, but it might be expensive depending on your style of travel. Therefore, it’s important to know how you can save some money during your holiday in Punta Cana, especially when staying in an all-inclusive resort. While your resort is usually paid …

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Backpacking is a popular way to travel the Dominican Republic on a budget

How to travel Punta Cana on a budget? (Backpacking Punta Cana)

 Are you planning a vacation in Punta Cana on a budget? Good luck! 😉  While it’s not impossible to travel to the popular resort destination on a shoestring or even go backpacking in Punta Cana, it will take some effort and workarounds to seriously keep it cheap when traveling to Bavaro and beyond, which is …

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Road-trip through the Southwest of the Dominican Republic along the panorama route from Barahona to Oviedo

Is Punta Cana expensive? Learn everything about prices in Punta Cana!

 Do you know how much a beer in Punta Cana costs? Do you have an idea about the price of a local meal? Or are you wondering about the prices of the supermarkets in the Dominican Republic? If you are planning a vacation to Punta Cana but don’t know how much to factor in for …

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The new Dreams Macao Beach Resort in Macao, Punta Cana - the main pool at the beach

9 Insider tips on how to find the best all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana

 The selection of all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana can be overwhelming. There are over 45 properties and more than 80 all-inclusive resorts in this part of the Dominican Republic. So how to choose the right one when planning a vacation in Punta Cana? One could think that each all-inclusive resort is similar, but there are …

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Santo Domingo at night

Airport transfers Santo Domingo – how to get to Punta Cana and the city

While Punta Cana is the biggest airport in the Dominican Republic, it sometimes might be considerably cheaper to fly into the capital airport, Santo Domingo. When you are visiting the city, it is the best option anyway, but also if you are going for a holiday to Punta Cana or Bayahibe and need a transfer, …

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Coronavirus in Punta Cana - the situation in times of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic

Traveling to Punta Cana in times of coronavirus – What to expect during the period of Covid-19?

 The Dominican Republic is open for tourism and Covid-19 safety protocols in Punta Cana are in effect for all travelers. Hotels are operating in lower occupancy, excursions have implemented hygiene protocols and the airports are measuring the temperatures of all arriving passengers. Those are just a few of the regulations to prevent the spread of …

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The beach of Playa Punta Popy in the center of Las Terrenas

Samaná 3-day itinerary from/to Punta Cana – the most beautiful region in the Dominican Republic

 It’s road-trip time! This Dominican Republic itinerary will give you an idea of how to travel to the Samaná peninsula from Punta Cana – either with a rental car, by taxi or with a private driver. You can even use public transport if you factor in some additional time. The Samaná Peninsula is widely known …

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View over Constanza from the Monumento Divino Nino in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic 1-week itinerary from/to Punta Cana – beaches, culture and mountains

Are you flying to Punta Cana and would like to see more than just an all-inclusive resort, but don’t want to miss out on the fantastic beaches Punta Cana has to offer? Then this Dominican Republic 1-week itinerary is the perfect road-trip for you, as it combines a couple of days at the most amazing …

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The new Dreams Macao Beach Resort in Macao, Punta Cana - the beach area of the hotel

Dreams Macao Beach – a comprehensive guide for this Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

Dreams Macao Beach is a newly-built all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana which just opened its doors in 2020. It’s a brand-new hotel of the well-known AM Resorts chain, located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana, Macao Beach. The beach, popular among locals, counts for various adventures and local immersion, which is …

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