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Punta Cana like a local – that’s what you can find here at Punta Cana Travel Blog. Browse through all of these how-to-guides and personal recommendations to find the best excursions and unique experiences during your vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Cocktails at El Cortecito beach in Punta Cana

Punta Cana or Puerto Plata – which one is the better holiday destination?

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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The beach Arena Gorda in Punta Cana behind Hard Rock Hotel

Where is Punta Cana – the geography of Bavaro, Cap Cana, Macao, Uvero Alto and Punta Cana

This article threats not just the simple question “where is Punta Cana?”, but also to which country and province it belongs, how big Punta Cana is and why it is called Punta Cana? Most people think of Punta Cana being a big city or even the capital of the country, but they are surprised when …

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Map of the public transport system in Bavaro and Punta Cana

Public transport in Punta Cana – the ultimate guide

Public transport in Punta Cana might be tricky – but it is fun if you know how it works (and up for some adventure). Therefore, if you are interested to save a considerable amount of money while being on vacation in Punta Cana, continue reading. With more than 5 years of experience in living in …

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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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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 beautiful Los Haitises national park, the most popular national park in the Dominican Republic

Los Haitises National Park – a wonderful excursion or road-trip from Punta Cana

Los Haitises National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the Dominican Republic and thanks so its sheer size also one of the most diversified. With its dozens of islands, rolling hills, ancient caves and endless bays it offers a habitat for countless species, making it the most important area for flora …

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