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Punta Cana: A Magical Destination In The Heart Of The Caribbean

Image courtesy of Joe deSousa at Flickr.com
Image courtesy of Joe deSousa at Flickr.com

Punta Cana is located on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic. The territory starts at the north with a beach called Arena Gorda and follows south Bávaro Beach, Uvero Alto Beach, Macao Beach and El Cortecito Beach. Further down you will find white sands and blue waters present in Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo.

The weather in Punta Cana is ideal for vacationing and enjoying all the beaches without any excessive heat, due to the lowest average temperature staying around the 68 degrees and a maximum of 89 Fahrenheit.

Punta Cana is considered one of the main places to visit in the Dominican Republic, providing travelers with around 50 kilometers of beautiful pristine beaches, some of the best hotels and the opportunity to take up some of the most exciting aquatic sports, excursions and leisure activities; all of it, very near to the Punta Cana International Airport.

Bávaro Beach

Famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters and fine white sand. Visitors opt to stay at Bávaro Beach partly due to the beautiful hotels that offer a wide array of culinary options and traditional cocktails. Aquatic sports like sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more, are some of the main attractions on this beach.

The UNESCo declared this beach as one of the best in the world due to its particular beauty. A beautiful place to see while in Bávaro, is the Bávaro Manatee Park and check out the many shows that display beautiful fish and dolphins people can interact with. During the nighttime, they hold exhibitions with horses as well.

Image courtesy of Derek Hatfield at Flickr.com
Image courtesy of Derek Hatfield at Flickr.com

Playa Rincón.

Located in Las Galeras, this beautiful natural beach is considered to be in the top ten destinations to see in Punta Cana. The beach is quiet and peaceful with welcoming waters to swimmers. The coast is broad and large so people usually play sports like volleyball and soccer. Aquatic sports are also common with windsurfing and kitesurfing being favorites. Restaurants in the area specialize mostly in seafood and have some of the best culinary offers available to visitors. For those interested in learning about the history of the beach and about the Spanish conquistadors and their travels, they may find tour guides specialized in talking about all the historic significance of the area. There are a few areas in Playa Rincon that are off limits to people and protected.

Las Terrenas Beach

Located 225 kilometers from Santo Domingo and 48 kms from Samaná. This is one of the most popular and most visited beaches in the area due to the low footprint it has and for being one of the most protected by its high vegetation. The fine sand and clear waters are perfect for those looking to rest in a quiet place.
Punta Cana

Boca Chica Beach

This is the closest beach to Santo Domingo. As you walk through Boca Chica Beach, you can find food stalls, restaurants, markets, fruit vendors and other type of specialty shops that make this area very charming. The beach offers the opportunity to experience a true Caribbean atmosphere and a livelier environment than other beaches. The water is about 4 feet deep and there is a coral reef formation nearby that makes it so a natural pool is formed. Boca Chica is welcoming and the people there truly make you feel glad you chose to stop by. Try the local dishes at small stalls and the local drinks as well that are usually sold by small vendors.

Bávaro Manatee Park

This is a natural theme park located right at Bávaro Beach. Visiting is highly recommended for families traveling together specially, but they have things for everybody. The tropical flowers and orchid gardens are truly breathtaking. During your stay at the park, you may enjoy different types of activities like dining at the different restaurants, shopping for traditional artisan-made souvenirs and the main attraction, swimming with dolphins. The park has shows with exotic parrots, horses, sea lions and dolphins as well as local dancers and other artists. There is also a small zoo where you can see up close iguanas, snakes, crabs, flamencos and other animals indigenous to the region.

The food offer and shops are varied and very inclusive. You can find anything from pizzas, fast food and small snacks to a full restaurant with gourmet dishes of the most extravagant sea fare.

The park works as a place of conservation and care for the environment and the land so it will be available to the many generations to come.

For more information on deals, hotels, cruises and more, check out our page and our blog at Royal Holiday Destinations. Also, make sure you check out our articles about other Caribbean beaches you must visit!

Summer is finally here

If you love the beach, this month you can get 2 free nights reserving 7, in Los Tules, Puerto Vallarta. If you haven’t been there, watch our video Discover the best of Puerto Vallarta.

We also have two sweet promotions in the Grand Riviera Princess,  High Point World Resort in Orlando and Lake Placid Club Lodges.

Sail away 7 nights to the Caribbean, onboard Carnival Splendor, from 8,786 Holiday Credits, sailing from Miami.

Read everything that your Dream Royal Holiday program has to offer.

As you see, this summer is sizzling with exciting destinations. Choose your favorite one and book today!

Bon Voyage!

Angie Vela
Member Services Director
Royal Holiday

Summer Lasts Straight Through Autumn!

dreamSummer is the height of the vacation holiday season – but what if you go in October? Here’s how to get two extra months of Summer every year.

What does Autumn have over Summer Anyway?

Experienced Royal Holiday travelers know that every location you can travel too has a high and low season. The Royal Holiday system isolates the few Prime season dates (in most places) to keep High seasons more affordable. But for lots of places, Cancun, Cozumel and a lot of other beach locations, summer is still as high as High season gets. It can be expensive too!

Many Royal Holiday travelers have also grown accustomed to the idea that “Sometimes it’s low season just because not a lot of people are going.”

Other than the crowds, in many locations September and October can look exactly like Summer. This is especially true along the beaches in Mexico, and in the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Particularly when you can’t get a reservation – at the height of July for example – it’s good to know that a four or five day break in September or October could cost as much as 50% less – for the same room.

It’s also a lot easier to book and at prices like these you could even stay twice as long. Or go twice for four or five days each and then see how you feel!

Risks to Autumn Travel

The risk most people think of – in the Caribbean – is the Atlantic hurricane season which peaks every year in September.

It’s a real risk – but guess what? It’s only nominally less important in July or August. The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st not on September 1st!

Royal Holiday travelers rest assured that if the airport closes, their vacation will be re-scheduled. Other than tropical weather patterns, most of the beaches in Mexico are beautiful year round.

There’s also some risk that without the crowds, with just your partner and a really beautiful location – you may just learn and experience something totally new. Now that’s a risk worth carefully considering.