Travel to Punta Cana and be swept away into a secluded paradise. Drift in a hammock between towering palms dotting the beach and watch wisps of clouds float by. Golf at one of the world’s most challenging courses, designed to take full advantage of the sea, sand, and breeze. Over forty miles of pearly beaches studded with palm trees, almost as pristine as when the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The crystalline waters where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic swirl in the vivid hues of indigo, turquoise, and aquamarine that you’ve seen only in your dreams.
Shop for local handicrafts and artwork, or precious stones such as amber or larimar found only in the Dominican Republic. Merengue was invented here, so dance the night away if you like – you may even spot a few A-list celebrities in this hot destination for the jet set. With all of these vacation options, it’s the allure of the Dominican people, with their warm hearts, friendly smiles, and pride in their country that will keep you coming back again and again.
In observance of Holy Week in the Dominican Republic, from Thursday April 1st until Monday April 5th 2010, all Punta Cana beaches are open but no water activities beyond swimming are permitted. Some land excursions may also not be available during this period or with limited schedules, information on this cannot be provided until nearer the time.
Travel Facts about Punta Cana:
- The coastal zone is blessed with a warm subtropical climate. The year-round daytime average temperature is 82 degrees F.
- Up to October 2009, Punta Cana has 12 professional golf courses that have already been built, from designers such as Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo and Nick Price…all within one hour drive from each other.
- Punta Cana-Bavaro has 22 diving sites, with year-long rent services plus catamaran party boats, fishing yachts, snorkeling trips, speed boats