Punta Cana is an ideal place to spend your holidays for many reasons;
- Warm turquoise water with perfect waves;
- Exceptionally clean beaches as pesky seaweed is cleared away on a daily basis;
- Reasonable price; as one of the larger islands, it does not need to import so many necessities as compared to the smaller islands;
- People are very friendly, especially caterers so you can get useful information and make the most of your time there;
- You can enjoy passion fruit; it is an oval shaped fruit with waxy smooth surface and white specks; you cannot find this fruit at your local grocery store. You should try it because it is very delicious;
- It is very easy to visit Punta Cana unlike smaller islands since it can land commercial planes, and visiting smaller islands requires flying to a larger island first;
- As a traditional alcoholic beverage, Mama Juana is a mixture of red wine, honey and rum is a drink you have to try in Punta Cana
- Once you book your stay in all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana, you get unlimited food and drinks makes you holiday Some of the offers even include activities such as horseback riding activities and dancing lessons!
Best Time To Go
Whenever you choose to go for your holiday in Punta Cana, it is not a bad time. Temperature is almost the same all year round (around 30 degrees) with May-October season being somewhat humid and hot (35 degrees). In November and December it gets a bit colder with night-time temperatures around 20 degrees. The rainfall in Punta Cana is pretty weak due to its flat geography.
Useful Tips for your Punta Cana Holiday
To be on the safe side, it is better to use bottled water instead of tap water and avoid any water ingestion. Reportedly there is a slight risk of malaria, so having mosquito repellent is highly recommended during your holiday in Punta Cana, even though the resorts usually spray for mosquitoes on a regular basis. In case you need it, pharmacies and medical services are easily available in Punta Cana.
Official language in Punta Cana is Spanish, and local people usually do not speak any English (unlike staff working in hotels and resorts), so make sure to learn some Spanish before your holiday.
As a tourist in Punta Cana, you should be mindful of thieves as they sometimes target foreign tourists so it would be wise not to carry a lot of cash or your passport with you. Make sure to have contact numbers of the police and hotel you are staying at. This can prevent some unpleasant moments on your holidays!
Local currency is Dominican Peso (50 Pesos per USD). However, it is better not to convert large amounts since you may face difficulties in converting them back.
Punta Cana International airport is one of the busiest in Caribbean, and all major airlines offer this air route. Also, before arriving to Punta Cana, you should know that $10 passenger card is required for every passenger in addition to $20 departure tax (per person) and check the transport options to reach your resort. Even if you do not check the transport options, getting to your resort should not be a problem since there is a taxi service available right outside the airport, so you can get there easily.
Checking in advance about allowed luggage size and weight will save you time spent in security and customs checks.
There is a wide range of posh, all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Punta Cana such as Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Eden Roc at Cap Cana and the Westin Punta Cana. Depending on your preferences and activities you want to engage in during your holiday, you can choose hotels with breathtaking ocean view, private beaches, sports centers, golf courses, etc.
Also, you can enjoy various activities whether you fancy catamaran rides, off road tours, mountain biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, natural spa, helicopter trips and much more!
In any event, Punta Cana is a perfect way to enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
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