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The name Punta Cana conjures images of endless white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, seaside sundowners, and a relaxed Caribbean vibe. What many folks don't realize, however, is that there is also plenty to explore, and that nearby Bavaro is a hub of activity.
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
You probably wouldn’t like coming upon one of these fearsome fellows while hiking through the tropical forest. You certainly wouldn’t want one to walk across your belly while relaxing on the beach—or would you? Iguanas pose virtually no threat to...
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Parque Nacional del Este (National Park of the East) is located in the La Romana Bayahibe area, which makes it easy to explore from Punta Cana. The park has been a national nature reserve since 1975, and features postcard-perfect beaches, lush...
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Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The Westin Puntacana’s most striking beach feature (besides the white sand and crystal clear water) is the wedding gazebo, which doubles as the perfect sundowner location for those looking for a bit of privacy. The gazebo is a lovely spot from...
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Take a deep breath and get up close and personal with some of the most unique art in Punta Cana when you visit the Ecological Preserve’s underwater museum. You’ll find nearly a dozen massive statues all designed in honor of—and dedicated to—...
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
Kiteboarding has become one of the most popular adventure sports in the Caribbean, and Punta Cana is one of the best places in the world to get in on the action. From November through April, strong, predictable trade winds churn up just enough air...
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Segway Eco-Tours Punta Cana offers excellent guided Segway excursions that take guests through the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, making stops at the hawk sanctuary, iguana habitat, 12 lagoons, the beach, and more. Tours can even be...
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Playa Blanca at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23300, Dominican Republic
For a true taste of what this incredible Caribbean island has to offer, book a table at the beautiful Anani Restaurant at the Westin Puntacana. The baby rock lobster is a stroke of grilling perfection, while the ceviche has earned rave reviews...
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La Cana Club House, Puntacana Resort & Club 23301, Dominican Republic
I love goat curry. Love. It. It's probably my favorite dish to have in the Caribbean. I love the texture, the aroma, and I generally love the presentation—what looks more wholesome than a stew? Nothing! It's a shame that some folk turn up their...
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Playa Blanca at Puntacana Resort & Club, Punta Cana 23300, Dominican Republic
The Westin’s lobby bar is a fantastic gathering place, and a beautifully designed bar in its own right. The bar crew takes great pride in crafting everything from local coco loco ("crazy coconut") cocktails to Irish coffees, and offer specialty...
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Musa de Coral is a Puntacana Village design shop with a verve and vigor that is wholly Dominican. Products at this small, intimate shop are all handmade and local, and include one-of-a-kind clothing and coral jewelry of excellent quality—half a...
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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
If you're looking for a unique island souvenir to take home with you, consider buying a stuffed lionfish from the gift shop at the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Preserve. The lionfish has a reputation as one of the prettiest fish in the sea,...