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 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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Discovering the Dominican Republic road-trip style on the way to Boca de Yuma

The 13 best day trips from Punta Cana

 Punta Cana is not only about staying in resorts, but it is also about exploring the incredible nature and cultural heritage the Dominican Republic has to offer. There are plenty of day trips from Punta Cana which shows you the variety of the country, among them the most historic city in the entire Caribbean, stunning …

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View of the Anamuya Mountains close to Punta Cana

15 amazing Things-to-do for free in Punta Cana

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 the locals …

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Road-Trip through the west of the Dominican Republic with views on the Sierra de Neyba

Shall I rent a car in Punta Cana?

Many people planning their vacation in Punta Cana are only booking their resort and an airport transfer, but are hardly thinking about a rental car, even it might be a good option. Others go straight ahead and book a car rental immediately, even it might not be a good idea, considering the conditions in the …

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Whalewatching in Samaná, one of the top highlights in the Dominican Republic

Whale watching in the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana/Samaná)

This is your guide with all the information you need to know before booking a whale watching excursion in the Dominican Republic, especially when staying in Punta Cana, but also when traveling through the peninsula of Samaná. Each year between January and March the mating of the humpback whales in the Samaná Bay is one …

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The pristine beach Playa Lanza del Norte on the Samana peninsula

The 22 most beautiful beaches in Samaná

The Samaná peninsula in the Dominican Republic is the perfect region for individual travelers. An amazing scenery, lush vegetation, gentle hills, endless coconut palm trees, only a few all-inclusive hotels and usually deserted beaches are just some of the features that are characterizing Samaná. Still, most visitors are just exploring the area right in Las …

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The waterfall of Salto El Limon, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the Dominican Republic

Salto El Limón from Punta Cana and for Samaná travelers – insider tips, excursions, hiking trails, etc.

Salto El Limón is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Dominican Republic and therefore also one of the most popular ones. Furthermore, it is reachable from Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and the Samaná peninsula itself, which is why it receives many visitors. Therefore, it’s important to know the best excursions and insider tips …

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The waterfall Salto Alto de Bayaguana south of Los Haitises National Park

All waterfalls reachable from Punta Cana in under 3 hours

The Dominican Republic has an abundance of waterfalls of all kinds. Crystal-clear water, turquoise rivers, giant drops, dozens of cascades in a row and falls submerging in caves are just a few of the characteristics you can find in the country when talking about waterfalls. But are there waterfalls in Punta Cana as well?  Most …

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