General Information & FAQ

When is the best time to visit Punta Cana, how is the weather in the Dominican Republic and is it safe to travel to Punta Cana & Bavaro? Those are questions I am answering here in this category – from the perspective of a visitor with the knowledge of a local!

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 climate graphs or the weather forecast of Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, you can get the impression that the Punta Cana 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 …

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The pool at RIU Palace Punta Cana, one of the several Punta Cana all-inclusive resorts

E-Ticket Dominican Republic (2021 Update) – how to fill out the immigration form for your Punta Cana holiday?

Since 1st of April 2021, it is mandatory to fill out an e-ticket for immigration when traveling to the Dominican Republic and Punta Cana. Fortunately, the process is pretty easy (and free!) thanks to the e-ticket portal provided by the Dominican Republic government where you just have to fill out all the important information about …

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The welcome sign of Bayahibe in the Dominican Republic

Bayahibe Travel Guide – the best beaches, excursions, tours and resorts in Bayahibe

Bayahibe is the (very) small counterpart of Punta Cana: a few all-inclusive resorts, turquoise waters and a small fishing village. When visiting Bayahibe, one could imagine how Punta Cana was 30 years ago – peace, relaxation and tranquility. But why should you consider Bayahibe vs. Punta Cana?   There are a couple of interesting things to …

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Santo Domingo at night

Airport transfers Santo Domingo – how to get to Punta Cana and the city

While Punta Cana is the biggest airport in the Dominican Republic, it sometimes might be considerably cheaper to fly into the capital airport, Santo Domingo. When you are visiting the city, it is the best option anyway, but also if you are going for a holiday to Punta Cana or Bayahibe and need a transfer, …

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The arrival hall of the Punta Cana International Airport

Airport transfers in Punta Cana 2021 – all options you need to know

Arriving in Punta Cana and looking for transport from the airport to your resort or elsewhere? Continue reading, because this is your comprehensive guide about all options you have to get to and from Punta Cana International Airport – it doesn’t matter if you look for the cheapest way by public transport or want to …

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Amazing Villa Pandora right at Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana

Bavaro Beach – resorts, best spots, activities and public access to Punta Cana’s main beach

Bavaro Beach is THE main beach in Punta Cana! If you are wondering how to visit it, where to stay and what to do at Bavaro Beach, this is your article not to miss for the next few minutes. Bavaro Beach is an amazing stretch of beach in Punta Cana, with beach bars, restaurants, all-inclusive …

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Coronavirus in Punta Cana - the situation in times of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic

Traveling to Punta Cana 2021 in times of coronavirus – What to expect during the period of Covid-19?

 The Dominican Republic is open for tourism and Covid-19 safety protocols in Punta Cana are in effect for all travelers. Hotels are operating in lower occupancy, excursions have implemented hygiene protocols and the airports are measuring the temperatures of all arriving passengers. Those are just a few of the regulations to prevent the spread of …

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The Punta Cana public beach in the area of Los Corales

The 10 best beaches in Punta Cana [2021; incl. map]

Most people think that Punta Cana is one area with one (big) beach (literally Punta Cana Beach), which is easily accessible from everywhere. But surprise, it is right the opposite. “Punta Cana Beach” is not existing and the whole Punta Cana region is spread out along a 40 miles coastline, lining up different beautiful beaches …

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

26 exciting 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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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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