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.

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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The trail to Hoyo Claro, a blue lagoon in Punta Cana

Hoyo Claro – how you can save 588 USD when visiting a cenote in Punta Cana

Do you want to visit one of these crystal-clear and super blue lagoons existing in the Dominican Republic and the surrounding area of Bavaro and Punta Cana? The most popular one is the “Hoyo Azul”, located within the limits of Scape Park Cap Cana. Unfortunately, this park comes with a hefty entrance fee, so if …

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Ziplining at Scape Park Cap Cana, an adventure park in the south of Punta Cana

Scape Park Cap Cana – a tropical theme park with zipline and blue lagoon in Punta Cana

Some time ago we visited Scape Park Cap Cana, a new and exciting theme park in the south of Punta Cana, around 30 minutes away from most of the areas all-inclusive resorts. Instead of roller coasters, white-water rides or bumper cars this amusement park is designed around a tropical theme with activities such as ziplining, …

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Spectacular Montana Redonda between Miches and Punta Cana

Montaña Redonda in Miches – the instagrammable mountain with spectacular views

Punta Cana has many possible attractions and popular places, but there is one which has become known only since a couple of years ago and is still under the radar for most of the visitors: Montaña Redonda in Miches. Just imagine you are standing on top of a lush mountain with a 360-degree panorama view …

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Our excursion to the beautiful Isla Catalina, south of La Romana

Isla Catalina – less-frequented island excursion to paradise

Islands are always worth an excursion, especially if they are home to beaches, turquoise water and shallow reefs. That is also why Isla Catalina is a popular destination in the Dominican Republic, as it offers unspoiled nature, beautiful views and easy access from Punta Cana or Santo Domingo. Unless its bigger neighbor Isla Saona, Catalina …

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Hike to Salto de la Jalda, the highest waterfall in the Caribbean

Salto de la Jalda – the highest waterfall in the Caribbean

Do you want to know one of the biggest hidden gems in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic and maybe the whole Caribbean? Can you imagine that there is the highest waterfall in the entire Caribbean not too far away from Punta Cana and nobody knows about it?  Exactly this is Salto de la Jalda, one …

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The beach Arena Gorda in Punta Cana behind Hard Rock Hotel

The weather in Punta Cana – all you need to know for a worry-free vacation

If you check weather forecasts or climate graphs of Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, you can get the impression that the weather always is the same: high temperatures, some rain, always sun. But there are some differences which you should know if the weather is important for you as all seasons have their advantages …

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The public beach of El Cortecito in the area of Bavaro, Punta Cana

When is the best time to go to Punta Cana?

Especially for countries, which have another climatic characteristic than our typical American and European hot/cold understanding (winter = cold, summer = hot, spring and autumn = anything in between) people are usually not sure what is the best time to travel to a certain destination. Luckily for Punta Cana, this question is easier to answer, …

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