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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.

The Hoyo Azul at Scape Park Cap Cana, a crystal-clear freshwater lagoon

Hoyo Azul Punta Cana – the famous blue lagoon

Hoyo Azul is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Punta Cana – if you look at the photos, you know why. An incredible blue lagoon is waiting for you here, with water as clear as the freshest spring water and some colors which are just too hard to believe. Those are just some …

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The historic streets of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

10 reasons why you should visit the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and just a bit more than two hours away from Punta Cana. While the city itself is a chaotic, loud and gigantic Latin American metropolis with very few attractions, it features a special district which is the complete opposite: the “Zona Colonial”. The historic center of …

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View from our balcony at RIU Palace Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

Riu Palace Punta Cana – a comprehensive review for this Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

 Riu Palace Punta Cana is an upscale all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana for families, couples and groups. The most unique features of Riu Palace Punta Cana are the beautiful beachfront location, unlimited reservation-free à-la-carte dining, a cool water park and free access to further Riu Hotels in Punta Cana. However, there are many other aspects …

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The historic streets of the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo

23 exciting things-to-do in Santo Domingo (and 5 NOT to do)

Santo Domingo is the vibrant capital of the Dominican Republic with so many multifaceted things-to-do. Culture, nature, nightlife, local experiences, unique adventures – Santo Domingo has it all. However, the city also can be overwhelming with its 3 million inhabitants and omnipresent traffic jam. That’s why a list of the best things-to-do in Santo Domingo …

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The water park Sirenis Aquagames at Grand SIrenis Resort Punta Cana

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana – a comprehensive guide for this family all-inclusive resort

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort is an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana that is particularly famous for its on-site waterpark – one of the largest in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. But there is so much more why Grand Sirenis is worth a closer look. The hotel got fully renovated in 2018 and awaits …

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The boutique hotel Dona Elvira in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo

The 27 best Airbnbs in Santo Domingo (hand-picked and recommended)

 Can you imagine there are over 5000 (!) Airbnbs in Santo Domingo? This list with a hand-picked selection of exceptional, spectacular and unique places helps you to find the most suitable option for you as it is otherwise impossible to find the best Santo Domingo Airbnb if you don’t know the area and the city. …

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Buggy Tour to one of the pristine beaches in Punta Cana

The best dune buggy adventure tours in Punta Cana (Tested and hand-picked)

Are you excited about a dune buggy tour in Punta Cana but don’t know which one to choose? Xtreme buggy Punta Cana, Flintstone Buggy Adventures, Macao Beach Buggy, Terracross, Polaris, Punta Cana Dune Buggy – there are so many options to choose from and so many tour operators offering unique buggy excursions in Punta Cana, …

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The one and only Isla Saona, the most popular excursion in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic

How to find the best Private Tours to Isla Saona and Isla Catalina?

Isla Saona and Isla Catalina are two of the most popular excursions when staying in Punta Cana. It’s easy to say that both are the most beautiful islands in the Dominican Republic as well. When staying in Punta Cana, there are tons of group tours to book, but what should you do if you are …

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Museo de las Casas Reales, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Zona Colonial

Public buses and private transportation between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana

 There are a lot of reasons to get from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana or vice versa. Maybe you are arriving at Santo Domingo Airport and need to get to your all-inclusive or you are staying in Punta Cana and would like to do a day-trip to the capital of the Dominican Republic. You might …

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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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