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.

View of the Anamuya Mountains close to Punta Cana

17 amazing Things to do for free in Punta Cana 2024

A holiday in Punta Cana does not have to be expensive, as there are plenty of activities and things to do for free in Bavaro and the surrounding area. While your experience at one of the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana is obviously free, there are further options such as waterfalls, lagoons or interaction with …

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View from the rooftop bar to Melia Punta Cana

5 of my expert tips for Punta Cana 2024 – and 1 thing you should avoid!

Are you planning a vacation in Punta Cana 2024? As an unbiased expert (6 years living in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo + working in the tourism industry in the past), I am happy to share my top recommendations for the year which is about to start. Insider tips, expert advice, new attractions for 2024 …

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

13 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 as there are major differences to take care of? The following resort …

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Cocktails at El Cortecito beach in Punta Cana

Puerto Plata vs. Punta Cana – which holiday destination should you choose?

You can’t decide if you shall book your vacation to Punta Cana or Puerto Plata? It might indeed be a difficult decision as both are the top holiday destinations in the Dominican Republic. While Punta Cana is famous for its endless sandy beaches and elegant all-inclusive resorts, Puerto Plata can score with a more low-key …

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Amazing Villa Pandora right at Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana

Bavaro Beach – resorts, best spots, activities and public access to Punta Cana’s main beach

Bavaro Beach is THE main beach in Punta Cana! If you are wondering how to visit it, where to stay and what to do at Bavaro Beach, this is your article not to miss. Bavaro Beach is an amazing stretch of beach in Punta Cana, with beach bars, restaurants, all-inclusive resorts, stunning beachfront apartments and …

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The historic center in Puerto Plata with La Puntilla and Fortaleza San Felipe

How to get from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata (and vice versa) – all the options you can consider

Even though heading on a Puerto Plata vacation, some people book their airfare to Punta Cana, as the flight connections are significantly better than to Puerto Plata. But how can you get from Punta Cana to Puerto Plata? That’s exactly what this article is about. Most people think it is a quick drive from Puerto …

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

Excursion to Isla Saona 2024 – hidden gems, insider tips, DIY adventures and the best Saona Island tours

Saona Island – or in Spanish Isla Saona – is the most popular tourist attraction in the Dominican Republic. Thousands of tourists are visiting the beautiful island every day and even it sounds quite touristy, it resembles the Caribbean dream. Just imagine, you are cruising on a catamaran with a laid-back vibe while feeling the …

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An excursion by catamaran in Punta Cana

Snorkeling in Punta Cana – the best spots and reefs (+ a secret to tell)

 If you are traveling to Punta Cana, you are most likely coming to enjoy the beach, the Caribbean sun and the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean. “Why not snorkel a bit”, you might think? This is a legitimate question as there are some nice snorkeling spots in Punta Cana and beyond. In this article, …

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Beautiful details and photo opportunities at Catalonia Royal Bavaro in Punta Cana

The 45+ best Punta Cana excursions & tours 2024 (+ 5 to skip) – hand-picked and with personal experiences

 Vacation time is excursion time! When visiting Punta Cana, you not only want to stay in your resort, but you most likely also want to see some of the exciting things to do the Dominican Republic has to offer. This is when it is time to reserve your Punta Cana excursion. But which one should …

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The wonderful and remote beach at Playa Esmeralda between Miches and Punta Cana

The best of Punta Cana’s beaches [2024; incl. map + insider tips & hidden gems]

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 coastline of 40 miles, lining up different beautiful …

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