The Dominican Republic is a small country in the Caribbean. It occupies two thirds of the island of Hispaniola which is in the center with Haiti occupying the rest of the island. The Dominican Republic is endowed with fantastic beaches, scenic landscapes and very friendly weather. The climate is tropical with hot temperatures year round and distinct wet and dry seasons. There is little variance in temperature across the year.
One of the best parts of the country to visit is Punta Cana. It is located on the eastern side and it borders the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It has 32km of glorious beaches to walk on and clear, aqua water that glistens in the sun. Punta Cana and the Bavaro area form La Costa del Coco or the Coconut Coast where visitors are spoilt for leisure activities including sailing, zip-lining, windsurfing and kayaking. You can also get down to or clap to traditional music at cultural shows and explore the lagoons in the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park.
Another thing to do in Punta Cana is enjoy a night out at the 45,000 square foot Hard Rock casino which is an international, best brand casino. You can also enjoy a night out dancing at the on-site Oro Nightclub. A night out watching a performance at Coco Bongo, a nightclub and Vegas-type show place will also be unforgettable. Imagine Disco which is in a cave is another unique experience.
Another thing to do in Punta Cana is shop . The Palma Real Shopping Mall in Bavaro on Avenida Alemania 57 is the largest. Here, you can buy the best brand of shoes and accessories from stores like Altamar, Guess, Ax-Armani Exchange, Michael Kors and Pandora Montblanc. There are also banks and foreign exchange bureaus where you can do all your transactions. You can have something to eat in between your shopping spree at Gustoso by Dolce, the famous Hard Rock Cafe, EL Agave and Papa Johns to name just a few of the places where you can enjoy fine dining.
Catching a movie at the movie theater Palacio-Del-Cine is another thing to do in Punta Cana at the Palma Real Shopping Mall. Other fun activities available here are at the Kids Club which will have kids occupied for hours and Akon-Jewel Disco where you can get down to the latest international hits.
Palma Real Shopping Mall is also popular for the convenience of a free shuttle service. The free shuttle service runs between the mall and most of the big hotels in Bavaro, Uvero Alto and Punta Cana. This means you can shop to your heart’s delight without worrying about carrying all your shopping with best brand, designer items and local souvenirs back to your hotel because you can use the free shuttle service.
Another beautiful place to visit in the Dominican Republic is Bayahibe, a small seaside fishing town where life is slow and unrushed. It is on the edge of Parque Nacional del Este and is made up mostly of a tropical forest and the islands of Saona and Catalinita. The coral reefs of the Bayahibe coast have fantastic diving and snorkelling facilities including 10 diving schools. There are also a lot of wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy seafood fresh from the ocean all around Bayahibe.
Another village to visit on Punta Cana’s exclusive Coconut Coast is Uvero Alto. Uvero Alto is a 50-km stretch of tropical shoreline in the northeast of the Republic. The golden beaches and lines of coconut trees and the tourist-class resorts make Uvero Alto popular with visitors too.
On the southeastern coast of the Republic is a most exquisite and exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean – Casa de Campo Resort and Villas. It occupies a massive 7,000 acres and has every amenity a guest would want. This includes a marina, tennis court, polo grounds and three championship golf course. One of them is Pete Dye’s masterpiece known as Teeth of the Dog. It is the pride of Casa de Campo which is the number one golf course in the Caribbean and 39th world in the world.
Whether you are at Casa de Campo for a honeymoon, a vacation with the family or a break with the guys or the girls, you will have a comfortable, indulgent room to call home. There is a choice of deluxe rooms, villas and suites.
An unforgettable time
Time spend in the Dominican Republic will be a beautiful time in a tropical paradise that you will not soon forget. In fact, you will want to come back and make more beautiful memories. This really is paradise on earth.