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 pool at RIU Palace Punta Cana, one of the several Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts

E-Ticket Dominican Republic – how to fill out the immigration form for your Punta Cana holiday?

Starting from the 1st of April 2021, it is mandatory to fill out an e-ticket for immigration when traveling to the Dominican Republic and Punta Cana. Fortunately, the process is pretty easy thanks to the e-ticket portal provided by the Dominican Republic government where you just have to fill out all the important information about …

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View from our balcony at RIU Palace Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

Riu Palace Punta Cana – a comprehensive review for this Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

 Riu Palace Punta Cana is an upscale all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana for families, couples and groups. The most unique features of Riu Palace Punta Cana are the beautiful beachfront location, unlimited reservation-free à-la-carte dining, a cool water park and free access to further Riu Hotels in Punta Cana. However, there are many other aspects …

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

Traveling to Punta Cana 2021 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 historic streets of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

23 exciting things-to-do in Santo Domingo (and 5 NOT to do)

Santo Domingo is the vibrant capital of the Dominican Republic with so many multifaceted things-to-do. Culture, nature, nightlife, local experiences, unique adventures – Santo Domingo has it all. However, the city also can be overwhelming with its 3 million inhabitants and omnipresent traffic jam. That’s why a list of the best things-to-do in Santo Domingo …

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The water park Sirenis Aquagames at Grand SIrenis Resort Punta Cana

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana – a comprehensive guide for this family all-inclusive resort

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort is an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana that is particularly famous for its on-site waterpark – one of the largest in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. But there is so much more why Grand Sirenis is worth a closer look. The hotel got fully renovated in 2018 and awaits …

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The Punta Cana public beach in the area of Los Corales

The 10 best beaches in Punta Cana [2021; incl. map]

Most people think that Punta Cana is one area with one (big) beach (literally Punta Cana Beach), which is easily accessible from everywhere. But surprise, it is right the opposite. “Punta Cana Beach” is not existing and the whole Punta Cana region is spread out along a 40 miles coastline, lining up different beautiful beaches …

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Beautiful Playa Juanillo in Cap Cana, the southern part of Punta Cana

26 exciting things-to-do in Punta Cana in 2021 (Dominican Republic)

During your vacation in Punta Cana, you probably want to experience more than just your all-inclusive resort. That’s where this hand-selected list of the 26 most amazing things-to-do in Punta Cana comes in handy. From my years of living in Punta Cana, experiencing all the activities and excursions on my own and compiling unique travel …

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The boutique hotel Dona Elvira in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo

The 27 best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo (hand-picked and recommended)

 Can you imagine there are over 5000 (!) Airbnbs in Santo Domingo? This list with a hand-picked selection of exceptional, spectacular and unique places helps you to find the most suitable option for you as it is otherwise impossible to find the best Santo Domingo Airbnb if you don’t know the area and the city. …

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Buggy Tour to one of the pristine beaches in Punta Cana

The best dune buggy adventure tours in Punta Cana (Tested and hand-picked)

Are you excited about a dune buggy tour in Punta Cana but don’t know which one to choose? Xtreme buggy Punta Cana, Flintstone Buggy Adventures, Macao Beach Buggy, Terracross, Polaris, Punta Cana Dune Buggy – there are so many options to choose from and so many tour operators offering unique buggy excursions in Punta Cana, …

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The one and only Isla Saona, the most popular excursion in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic

How to find the best Private Tours to Isla Saona and Isla Catalina?

Isla Saona and Isla Catalina are two of the most popular excursions when staying in Punta Cana. It’s easy to say that both are the most beautiful islands in the Dominican Republic as well. When staying in Punta Cana, there are tons of group tours to book, but what should you do if you are …

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