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Top 5 things to do in Punta Cana – Dominican Republic

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Heading on a holiday to the Dominican and looking for things to do? I’ve put together a short guide on the top 5 things to do in Punta Cana. The resort of Punta Cana is by far one of my favourite beach destination to date, the sand is golden, the water is a deep indigo and the whole place just screams paradise!

The Dominican Republic is a large Island in the Caribbean split into two countries; the Dominican and Haiti. The two weeks I spent there were unforgettable and I’d love to revisit this beautiful island and explore some more!

Here are the best bits and the top 5 things to do in the Dominican Republic:

Saona island

Picture I took on Saona Island
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Saona Island has everything. Untouched palm tree-lined beaches, the clear Caribbean Sea and best of all… No phone service. It’s the definition of a paradise island. The island was made famous back in the 80s by the Bounty chocolate bar advert!

You can get a day trip to the island from most hotels or local tour companies. There are often a few other stop offs at other beautiful locations. The beaches here are stunning and most of them have laid untouched for years. Make sure this one is at the top of your list. I even got to hold a starfish in the sea here!

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coco bongo

Picture of people drinking and partying
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Looking for a party but don’t fancy staying in the hotel? Popular across the whole of the Caribbean is the CoCo Bongo Nightclub scene. Expect up to a dozen shows a day in high season and plenty of cocktails. 

It might be a little bit more expensive on the drinks side of things but you’re definelty in for a treat. The cocktails will well and truly be flowing and you’ll get some fantastic entertainments. Live acrobatics, famous DJs and much much more! 

Indigenous eyes ecological park

Ecological park
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If it’s the untouched Dominican that you’re after, then this ones for you. This amazing ecological park is a private and protected nature reserve in Punta Cana. The park is open all day and has a wide range of activities for you to indulge in. 

You’ll learn so much about the Dominican. There’s a petting zoo where you can see native wildlife first hand, sugar cane exhibitions and an iguana habitat. Check out the website to find out more and make a reservation for the other amazing activities they have to offer!

macao beach

Picture of the beautiful Macao Beach
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Looking to kick back and relax away from the hotel? Macao Beach is the place for you! It’s really popular with locals and visitors alike due to its beautiful white sands and crystal clear waters.

If you want a bit more adventure you won’t have to look far for surf hire or even some sand buggys to race around in!

Make sure to plan a full day here as there’s plenty to see and do!

surfs up

Man surfing on big wave
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If its big burly waves you’re after or maybe you’re just a beginner, theres waves to suit all abilities in the Punta Cana region. If you’re looking to learn how to surf then Macao Surf Camp, one of the more popular schools is located on Macao Beach. Don’t worry if you’re more experienced as you can just turn up and hire a board too!

Pack your sun cream, gopro and your wetsuit and hit the waves!

Hopefully you’ll have a great trip to Punta Cana and you’ll get to enjoy some of these great activities. What are you favourite things to do in the Dominican Republic? Let me know if I missed anything!

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