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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 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 Dominican Republic, but they are surprised …

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

Hoyo Claro – how you can save 496 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 a couple of years ago and is still under the radar for most visitors: Montaña Redonda in Miches. Just imagine you are standing on top of a lush mountain with a 360-degree panorama view and additional “gadgets” …

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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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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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The 30 best beaches in the Dominican Republic – hidden gems, spectacular beaches, paradisical stretches (incl. map)

One can only talk about places that one has visited personally – and that’s why this list of the most spectacular and best beaches in the Dominican Republic is one of the few genuine ones you’ll find on the internet. Over my around 7 years in the Dominican Republic, I have visited (at least) around …

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Idyllic and beautiful Playa Macao, one of the best beaches in Punta Cana

Is Punta Cana safe – an honest evaluation about crime and safety of someone who lives in the Dominican Republic

There are a lot of (partly wrong) rumors and expectations when it comes to crime and safety in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic. That’s why I’d love to give you a detailed and honest evaluation of the question if it is safe to travel to Punta Cana. I’ll tell you which are the safest …

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Polaris excursion in Punta Cana - buggy-style

The 15 best Punta Cana adventures – tours, activities and DIY adventures

Are you looking for some real adventures but are not sure which activities get your adrenaline flowing? We have you covered! The following article is explaining in detail the best Punta Cana adventures on the water, in the air and on land. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a full-service adventure excursion where you …

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The beautiful Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Scuba Diving in Punta Cana – your full guide with the best dive sites & dive shops in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a world-renowned scuba diving destination, and for good reason. The clear turquoise waters offer visibility of up to 30 meters, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced divers alike. There are over 40 dive sites in Punta Cana (and surroundings) to explore, including wrecks, walls and reefs teeming with marine life. …

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A professional rum tasting in Punta Cana at this exclusive culinary experience

Rum Tours in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic

Rum is one of the most favorite spirits worldwide and the Dominican Republic is one of the leading rum producers in the Caribbean. While you can get rum in every all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana and beyond, it is usually not the best brand you will find there. That’s why a rum tour in Punta …

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