Punta Cana

The waterfall Salto Alto de Bayaguana south of Los Haitises National Park

All waterfalls reachable from Punta Cana in under 3 hours

The Dominican Republic has an abundance of waterfalls of all kinds. Crystal-clear water, turquoise rivers, giant drops, dozens of cascades in a row and falls submerging in caves are just a few of the characteristics you can find in the country when talking about waterfalls. But are there waterfalls in Punta Cana as well?  Most …

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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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An excursion by catamaran in Punta Cana

Snorkeling in Punta Cana – the best spots and reefs (+ a secret to tell)

 If you are traveling to Punta Cana, you are most likely coming to enjoy the beach, the Caribbean sun and the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean. “Why not snorkel a bit”, you might think? This is a legitimate question as there are some nice snorkeling spots in Punta Cana and beyond. In this article, …

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

Hoyo Claro – how you can save 588 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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Ziplining at Scape Park Cap Cana, an adventure park in the south of Punta Cana

Scape Park Cap Cana – a tropical theme park with zipline and blue lagoon in Punta Cana

Some time ago we visited Scape Park Cap Cana, a new and exciting theme park in the south of Punta Cana, around 30 minutes away from most of the areas all-inclusive resorts. Instead of roller coasters, white-water rides or bumper cars this amusement park is designed around a tropical theme with activities such as ziplining, …

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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 since a couple of years ago and is still under the radar for most of the visitors: Montaña Redonda in Miches. Just imagine you are standing on top of a lush mountain with a 360-degree panorama view …

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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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