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Juanillo Beach

Often ranked as one of the best beaches in Dominican Republic, Playa Juanillo offers miles of pristine, powdery white sand beach flanked with gigantic palm trees, and iridescent turquoise waters. The contrast of Caribbean colors is so sharp, that the entire scenery looks like scene out of a poster. In addition, on site are a […]

Macao Beach

Easily one of the Dominican Republic’s top-five most stunning beaches, the mega-wide, brilliant blonde, palm-tree studded Playa Macao is a surfer’s favorite. Known for its swells and trade winds, the beach is located on the northern end of the Punta Cana region. On site surfing classes of all levels are available year-round, particularly on weekends. […]

Punta Cana Beach

While the name “Punta Cana” is used to refer to the entire 50-kilometer (30-mile) beachfront destination, the eponymous beach–sandwiched between Playa Los Corales to the north and Playa Blanca to the south–is where the area’s tourism got its jumpstart with the opening of Club Med Punta Cana 1978. The resort remains open to this day, […]

Manati Park

The first theme park in the Dominican Republic, Manatí Park is a 210-square kilometer (80-square-miles) home to at least 150 tropical species, including birds, reptiles, and mammals, from dolphins to horses. Centered in magnificent gardens abundant with orchids and tropical plants, children get to enjoy animal entertainment shows. The park also boasts cultural exhibits that […]


Playa Blanca is perfect for kiteboarding enthusiasts. Drop by this Puntacana Resort & Club beach and book your lessons. The beachfront restaurant is popular and nighttime events are frequently held there.

Dolphin Island Park

Located between the beach and coral barrier of Bávaro, Dolphin Island Park takes visitors swimming alongside marine life in the midst of their natural habitat. Sail over from the beach down to a platform where you can snorkel, swim, and take pictures with dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and sea lions.

Punta Cana Aquarium

Thanks to reef restoration efforts from the area’s organizations, coral cultivations at El Acuario dive site have turned it into one of the most interesting underwater spots in the region. Located off the coast of Punta Cana, this aquarium reaches between five and seven meters (16-23 feet) of depth, which is ideal for beginners. One […]

Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay

A Jack Nicklaus-designed course, Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay is the first golf course to carry the iconic Hard Rock brand It opened in March 2010 just inland from the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. It presents golfers of all levels with a challenge at each hole, due to winds blowing through […]

Bavaro Beach

World-famous Bávaro Beach–often lumped into the general “Punta Cana” reference–ranks among the longest, most continuous white sand beaches in the Caribbean. Extending 48 kilometers (30 miles) and surrounded with coral reefs, it’s also the most developed section of this Punta Cana resort area. Beachfront resorts, restaurants, and gift shops line the beach. Most of this […]