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Trip to Punta Cana

Discover Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

So you have a boring life with a boring 9 to 5 job. But when it comes to your holidays, you are looking for the best! And what can be more relaxing than to spend a few days far away from your daily routine, on a warm and sunny tropical beach? If this is the kind of holiday you are dreaming of, then Punta Cana bavaro can be the perfect destination!
Punta Cana is a part of the Punta Cana – Bávaro county found in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic and it is famous for its sunny beaches and complex resorts. It is a wanted tourist destination for more than 40 years now with a great weather (an average temperature of 30o C – 86o F), lots of wonderful hotels and resorts and very hospitable people. The waters around here are mainly shallow allowing tourists to swim with no dangers at all. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, and some of the most famous are: Bavaro, Arena Gorda, Uvero Alto, Cabeza de Toro and Juanillo, and now you can kitesurfing in Punta Cana

The nearest airport is the Punta Cana International Airport, which is one of the busiest from the Caribbean. It was build in 1984 to facilitate tourism and since then it receives millions of tourists each year. After a 30 minutes drive from the airport, you will get to Punta Cana and check in at the resort of your choice. There are many to choose from, each one trying to offer the best services you could possibly get. The first ever made is the Puntacana Resort and Club and other famous ones would be the Cap Cana, the Roko Ki, the Palma Real Villas or the developing Punta Perla. The area also includes plenty of stores, malls, restaurants, clubs and anything you might need to have a great time!
Besides laying on the beach all day, you could also take part in various activities offered by Punta Cana. There are plenty of tours organized in the area, boat trips, scuba diving and all sorts of water sports that you could try. Among them you will find sailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking or snorkeling. Most of the resorts are also offering private swimming pools, tennis courts, horseback riding and some of the most spectacular golf courts you will ever see.

It’s not like you can ever get bored with these kind of activities, but if you also like history and sightseeing you could travel to Santo Domingo found nearby. It is the capital of the Dominican Republic and a great city with a rich history and with plenty of things to visit.  Among others you can see the Catedral Santa Maria Le Menor, the Plaza de la Cultura, the Palacio Nacional, the Fortaleza Ozama and lots of other museums and historical buildings.

Punta Cana was even included in the “Top 100 places to visit before you die” made by the University of California, Los Angeles. So if you ever get there, don’t forget to share the wonderful experience with us!


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Dominican Republic beaches

Beaches in dominican Republic

The beaches in the Dominican Republic are unspoiled Caribbean jewels that sparkle in the island sun. The country boasts almost 800 miles of coastline, featuring some of the most stunning sands in the Caribbean. With so many beaches on one island, vacationers will never have to search for great surf and sand.

Sugary white sands and crystalline blue waters are just a few reasons to visit any of the Dominican Republic’s pristine beaches. In addition to the ample sunshine and powdery sands, an assortment of watersports are available at many of the island’s beaches. Also, because the Caribbean’s tourism industry is mainly focused on other islands in the region, vacationers won’t have to deal with heavy crowds, which gives beachgoers a truly relaxing time on the island’s seashores.

The beaches of the Dominican Republic vary greatly in their individual characteristics and overall appeal. You can find beaches all along the island, but here are some of the more popular areas:

  • The small colonial town of Puerto Plata is one of the island’s top beach destinations. Visitors come to this area mainly for the brilliant beaches, which consist of soft white sands and aquamarine waters. These clear blue waters are home to an offshore coral reef formation that is an excellent place for snorkeling. The coastal area in Puerto Plata also has a good selection of beachfront accommodations. If you want to visit more secluded sands in this area, head over to Guarapito, which provides a wonderfully relaxing beach experience, complete with sunshine, peace, and quiet.
  • Heading east from Puerto Plata, you’ll find Sosúa, one of the island’s small fishing villages. Though the town doesn’t have a lot to offer, the beaches here are truly amazing. The locals say that the beaches at Sosúa are some of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic.
  • The northern shores of the Dominican Republic are famous for kitesurfing especially in Cabarete. These northern beaches feature steady winds, making them ideal for this sport. Located about 25 minutes from Puerto Plata, Cabarete is easy to reach, so vacationers should have no problems getting to these shores. An annual windsurfing competition is held in Cabarete every June, so you can enjoy a little competition while catching some amazing winds and waves.
  • Samaná is another popular beach area on the island. Located on the Samaná Peninsula, the weather here is exceptionally good, the sands are snowy white, and the waters are crystal clear. A few small villages are situated along these shores, and this area only about an hour from Puerto Plata. From December to March, boats will take vacationers on whale watching excursions, where whales can be spotted mating and calving. Yachts from all over the world visit this harbor during the winter months, creating a colorful display against the blue Caribbean waters. While visiting the beaches at Samaná, keep in mind that there may not be a life guard on duty and the undertows here can be extremely dangerous.
  • Probably the most popular beach destinations for tourists is Punta Cana, where many of the island’s top beachfront resorts are located. Along with amazing oceanfront scenery, there are plenty of places for entertainment and activities along these beaches. Numerous bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops edge the sands here, so you can find plenty to do after spending the afternoon on the gorgeous beaches.
  • The undeveloped region ofBarahona, also known as the”Pearl of the South,” is unique. Unlike much of the island’s other coastal property, the development of beach resorts has not spoiled its beautiful beaches like bahia de las Aguilas, Playa San Raphael . In Barahona, the beaches are amazing and the waters are superb, creating the perfect beach experience without the hustle and bustle of more crowded shores.
  • Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital city, is also home to several popular beaches. A few of Santo Domingo’s beaches feature perfectly calm shallow waters, such as at Boca Chica, and are very popular with families. Other beaches are frequented by vacationers who enjoy bathing in the sultry island sun. Still others boast plenty of activities such as sailing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and much more.

Other lovely beaches are located throughout the Dominican Republic in places such as Azua, Baní, La Altagracia, Miches, Montecrist, Pedernales, Río San Juan, San Cristóbal, and San Pedro de Macorís. All of these areas have different styles of beaches, but all have one thing in common: their breathtaking natural beauty has remained relatively unspoiled.

Whether you’re looking to stay near a beach, or looking to find a beach near where you’re staying, you’ll have plenty of options in the Dominican Republic. To learn more about individual beaches, click on the links below.

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Discover Cabarete in Dominican Republic

  ! Hola mi amor ¡ This surprising and confusing sentence will    accomodate you on any occasion when you meet Dominican girl… It is quite
simply a sentence of welcome. And do not imagine anything other,    other words are employed when speaking about love!
 Cabarete , Mecque of the windsurfing and the kiteboarding? Yes, but it  is more than that….whale watching, night life with a lots of night clubs….

Cabarete’s allure is somewhat more subtle. It is the unique atmosphere, the intimate blend of Dominican culture with those of travellers from
all over the world who, on a chance of a visit, fell under the spell of Dominican charm and could not bring themselves to leave the country.

Cabarete guide will help you to discover Cabarete, from the beaches to the Callejón de la Lomoa, by proposing your a whole choice of restaurants,
hotels, beachbars, windsurf and kiteboard centers, and, more generally all activities of the city and its surroundings. It will help you to know of Cabarete’s
people, the servicies available and the shops.

Cabarete is located: on the Bay of Cabarete, about 25 kilometers east from the international airport of Puerto Plata (Gregorio Luperon International Airport).

Upon his arrival in Cabarete Dominican Republic, the tourist is immediately trust in a city whose main religion is the passion for water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing.

Cabarete water sports:

The beating heart of the city is obviously on the beach of Cabarete, a 4 km bay of white sand lined with coconut.
During the day, the horizon is dotted with hundreds of kite and windsurf sails, at night, bars and restaurants of the
beach are transformed into clubs with the typic atmosphere, warm and dynamic, of enthusiasts and lovers of water
sports like kiteboarding

Cabarete nightlife:

It is well known that water activities create an appetite …  Besides different water sports, Cabarete also offers all types of cuisine day and night.

Cabarete has welcomed people from around the world. Over the years, these expatriates from all parts of the world have set up restaurants offering
a wide range of international and local cuisine, affordable for different budgets.
In the Callejon de la Loma, you find typical restaurants offering traditional Dominican-style food, while on the beach, with the majority of restaurants,
you can spend an evening in a more romantic atmosphere.

Besides the restaurants, the beach brings a party.  At its several bars and clubs, you can dance to international and local beats! Remember that most
bars offer happy hour;)… to start the evening

Welcome to Cabarete in Dominican Republic

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