Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
When Christopher Columbus described Dominican Republic as the “a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys” it was 1942. In 2010, not much has changed in terms of natural beauty in this gorgeous slice of heaven. Its natural beauty is still untouched; however, this place has also become synonymous with chic luxury, plush holidays and lavish, laidback time.
Punta Cana, the most popular destination in the Dominican Republic is a fantastic concoction of sun, sand, beaches, multihued Dominican culture, warm hospitality and a ravishing spirit to lift up any stressed out being. Whether its arts and culture you are interested in, or simply letting your hair down, this place will offer you varied options and much more to satiate your every desire as a tourist, a frequent visitor, an investor or a retiree.
Voted as the “Caribbean’s number one destination” in 2006 by the World Tourism Organization, it is no surprise that Dominican Republic has over one million visitors annually from North America alone. Why the sudden shift in power from Puerto Rico to Dominican Republic (Puerto Rico has basked in the glory of Caribbean’s number one destination for nearly 40 years)? Pristine beaches, low cost of living, fabulous tropical weather throughout the year, luxurious condos and vacation rentals; you do the math!
Vacationing or living in the Bavaro area of Punta Cana is like being in the heart of all things fantastic. Those traveling back and forth are never away from international airports, and those looking for any recreational activities never run out of options. Surfing, boating, swimming, snorkeling and many more action-packed activities can be lined up here for all you beach aficionados out there. For those of you who prefer enjoying the bountiful nature, things like bird watching, hiking and even visits to the national parks can be arranged. Other interesting excursions to choose from include horseback riding, whale watching and an adventurous jeep safari.
Punta Cana, DR is a colorful carnival filled with festivities; you can paint the town red by club hopping in the nightclubs till the wee hours of the morning, shop till you drop for artifacts, mementos and souvenirs or gamble away to see if your lucky stars are smiling at you. Whether you are a bachelor, a couple, traveling with family or simply interested in having some fun, Punta Cana Dominican Republic is the place for you.