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!

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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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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Road-Trip through the west of the Dominican Republic with views on the Sierra de Neyba

Shall I rent a car in Punta Cana?

Many people planning their vacation in Punta Cana are only booking their resort and an airport transfer, but are hardly thinking about a rental car, even it might be a good option. Others go straight ahead and book a car rental immediately, even it might not be a good idea, considering the conditions in the …

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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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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 weather forecasts or climate graphs of Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic, you can get the impression that the 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 have their advantages …

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The public beach of El Cortecito in the area of Bavaro, Punta Cana

When is the best time to go to Punta Cana?

Especially for countries, which have another climatic characteristic than our typical American and European hot/cold understanding (winter = cold, summer = hot, spring and autumn = anything in between) people are usually not sure what is the best time to travel to a certain destination. Luckily for Punta Cana, this question is easier to answer, …

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