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Why Punta Cana is the Perfect Vacation Destination

Why Punta Cana is the Perfect Vacation Destination

by Hope Heldmar

Is your ideal bit of heaven located somewhere on a beach with soft sand, gentle waves and endless blue skies? Then, pack your bags because Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is calling your name. Once known as an elite playground, Punta Cana now offers all inclusive resorts for a worry-free getaway. But there are more than just great beaches in Punta Cana, and a honeymoon or vacation here ought to include a chance to sample these cool things to do.

For starters, every Caribbean vacation needs a beach, and Punta Cana has some of the very best like Bavaro Beach. If all you want is a fabulous tan, Punta Cana and its all-inclusive resorts are a match made in heaven. Score a sun lounger, order another rum runner and zone out to the soothing murmur of the waves. Not a fan of sand? No worries. There are plenty of other options like the incredible water park at Sirenis Punta Cana Resort, Casino & Aquagames.

But why should your feet even be on the ground? Vacations are all about making memories, and what's more memorable than racing through the jungle canopy on a zipline? The bird's-eye view of Punta Cana's beautiful surroundings is as thrilling as zipping along the one-mile course. Not quite that daring? Well, how about a swim with nurse sharks and stingrays in a floating aquarium? Quieter (and younger) souls can take a guided tour at Punta Cana Ecological Park to meet the friendly iguanas and enjoy the petting zoo.

The journey is as important as the destination, or so they say, and Punta Cana offers plenty of cool ways to get around. Budding Jacques Cousteaus can use fins to explore the reefs. And given the wave action, why not add a surf board for above-water thrills? Enroll in surf camp and you can learn to hang 10 in no time at all. Other adventure options include helicopter and Segway tours to see your surroundings from new points of view.

When you add it all up, Punta Cana vacations are a no-brainer. There's a reason so many people head to the Dominican Republic for a family getaway or a Punta Cana honeymoon.

Punta Cana Tour Options:
  • Horseback rides
  • Monster truck safaris
  • ATVs
  • Dune buggies
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle surf boards
  • Jeeps