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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 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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Beach section with bali beds at Presidential Suites, one of the many all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana

12 insider tips on how to save money in Punta Cana during an all-inclusive vacation

 Punta Cana is the No. 1 spot in the Caribbean for an all-inclusive vacation, but it might be expensive depending on your style of travel. Therefore, it’s important to know how you can save some money during your holiday in Punta Cana, especially when staying in an all-inclusive resort. While your resort is usually paid …

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Backpacking is a popular way to travel the Dominican Republic on a budget

How to travel Punta Cana on a budget? (Backpacking Punta Cana)

 Are you planning a vacation in Punta Cana on a budget? Good luck! 😉  While it’s not impossible to travel to the popular resort destination on a shoestring or even go backpacking in Punta Cana, it will take some effort and workarounds to seriously keep it cheap when traveling to Bavaro and beyond, which is …

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Road-trip through the Southwest of the Dominican Republic along the panorama route from Barahona to Oviedo

Is Punta Cana expensive? Learn everything about prices in Punta Cana!

 Do you know how much a beer in Punta Cana costs? Do you have an idea about the price of a local meal? Or are you wondering about the prices of the supermarkets in the Dominican Republic? If you are planning a vacation to Punta Cana but don’t know how much to factor in for …

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

Traveling to Punta Cana 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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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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View of the Anamuya Mountains close to Punta Cana

15 amazing Things-to-do for free in Punta Cana

A holiday in Punta Cana does not have to be expensive, as there are plenty of activities and things-to-do for free in Bavaro and the surrounding area. While your experience at one of the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana is obviously free, there are further options such as waterfalls, lagoons or interaction with the locals …

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