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 eco-lodge Paraiso Cano Hondo in the Los Haitises national park

The best eco-lodges in Punta Cana and beyond

 While eco-lodges and Punta Cana doesn’t seem like a natural fit at first glance, there are some very interesting options in terms of unique accommodation and eco-tourism in an area that is usually dominated by all-inclusive resorts. Once you head out to explore the hidden gems of Punta Cana and the eastern Dominican Republic, there …

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All-Inclusive Resort Be Live Collection Punta Cana

The 10 best cheap all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana (hand-picked and recommended)

 Planning an affordable all-inclusive holiday in Punta Cana but don’t want to spend a fortune? Here we go with your hand-selected choice of the best cheap all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana. While you shouldn’t expect high-end luxury and endless gourmet options in those hotels, it is still impressive what amenities you can get. Considering that …

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

The 10 best Punta Cana excursions with social distancing during Covid-19

 Covid-19 might affect our everyday life longer than we might initially have thought – and our travel routines as well. With this having in mind, it is important to check which excursions in Punta Cana are the better ones to do during the times of Coronavirus and which ones are Covid-19 safe. While there is …

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The hiking trail in the Cordillera Oriental to Loma Linda

Hiking in Punta Cana – the best excursions and trails

 Hiking in Punta Cana is a much-underrated activity when it comes to things-to-do in the Dominican Republic during your vacation. But there are so many different trails and terrains! You can have amazing beach walks in Punta Cana, explore secluded waterfalls in the surrounding and follow hiking trails in the closeby Anamuya Mountains. As I …

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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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