Adventures & Road Trips

Punta Cana is not only about all-inclusive resorts, you can also have plenty of authentic adventures. You can venture out on your own, book adventurous excursion or organize a road-trip – Punta Cana has a lot to offer to explore the genuine Dominican Republic.

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

26 Amazing 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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