Harley Davidson

Lesser known attractions in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a tropical getaway, affordable for tourists from all over the world. Mother Nature created this picture- postcards like island with a glorious, 25 miles long stretch of white sand, dotted with leafy coconut trees and vast span of crystal-clear water. The island is lively place with many activities for those seeking action-thrill-adventure in its scenic settings. Luxurious and beautiful resorts offer various types of all-inclusive packages. This island has been a favorite of European tourists for long.

Here are some unusual things to do in Punta Cana:

tropical punta cana

Monkeyland and Plantation Safari Tour 

What a way to rejuvenate a city-dweller’s jaded sprit! Get to know your Darwinian ancestors in Monkeyland of Punta Cana. You can watch squirrel monkeys playing around and interact with them on this trip through the dense jungle in the Dominican Republic. A safari truck will take you through beautiful coffee and green cacao plantations in this five-hour long tour. After that, you can go to the monkey sanctuary and roam around in the surrounding botanical gardens. This tour offers stunning mountain visuals and island’s vivid, bright display of native plants and flowers.

When you visit the plantations, you get to learn how local farmers use organic farming procedures. If hungry by all these excursions, you can feast on freshly-picked various tropical fruits. Tiny squirrel monkeys like to eat these fruits too and you can offer them a seat on your shoulders and share the joy of natural food. You do not have to worry about reaching your hotel after the tour as this safari includes round-trip transfer from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels. Visit with your family and give them a vacation in a dreamland.

Harley Davidson

Full Day Sightseeing Tour on Harley-Davidson

If you are a person who thrives on speed and has a biker’s soul, then ignite your passion and go for the 6-hour long sightseeing tour on a powerful, roaring Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  This tour winds over the highways passing near Punta Cana, past scenic villages and through lush green tropical forests. At the end of the day, you get to celebrate your journey in the Harley store with some cold brew. You do not have to worry about riding gear; apart from the motorcycle and a guide, the tour also includes helmet and motorcycle insurance. Lunch is provided in Miches. So basically; food, gear, tour-guide are all available to make this a memorable sightseeing tour for you, Just ride the monster and explore natural beauty of Punta Cana through highways, small Dominican villages and tropical forests. All you need is an adventurous spirit and medium to high skill levels of motorcycle driving. Oh yes, you should have your motorcycle driving license. This 6-hour trip covers 240 kilometer (150 miles). One caution; bikers are not allowed to consume alcohol during or before the guided tour. Anyone who fails to follow this safety precaution will be thrown out of the tour and there will be no refund of tour money.

You can easily find all of the above attractions and things to do in Punta Cana with every vacation booked on Hotels Etc.

Is Punta Cana worthy of the award for Top Caribbean Destination?

Punta Cana was recently named the top Caribbean destination in Trip Advisor’s “Travelers choice awards”. This award was based on a number of factors but ultimately, it relied on visitor reviews of the period of one year. But how did this happen and why is Punta Cana supposedly the best destination in the Caribbean for a vacation?

Is Punta Cana worthy of the award for Top Caribbean Destination?

Caribbean

Located in the very east of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana finds itself on white powder sands right next to a pristine ocean. Stretching for more than a hundred miles along the coast, the resort is hugely popular and has enough options to cater toward every budget, big and small. Whether you want a luxury hotel, a quiet guesthouse or a villa complete with infinity pool, you can find it here next to a plethora of attractions.

I guess there must also be a reason why so many people decide to get married here or choose it as a honeymoon destination? And yes there is, for it is here you will find many spa treatment center, enjoyable adventure activities, incredible restaurants and lively nightlife to top it all off. Indeed, Punta Cana is a Caribbean destination which does not seem to be lacking in any area and even the convenience of taking a trip here is inviting.

Situated a short twenty minute from the airport, the resorts require minimal travel time and with more than thirty countries flying to the region, it is always easy to get there in the first place. As mentioned above, another highlight of the resort is the food and it is common for each hotel to have its very own world class restaurant. If you decide to go all inclusive, this will obviously mean there are no excuses for sampling everything on offer but if you wish for a little more variety, it also means you can stop into any of the other resorts for something different.

Sunset

Options in Punta Cana

And then there are the resorts themselves; Dreams, Barcelo, Now, Iberostar, Excellence and more, there are so many accommodation choices and when you take advantage of hotel discounts, there is always amazing value to coincide. In fact, where else can you find rates this affordable in the Caribbean for luxury hotels? No wonder it was voted the best Caribbean destination in the awards for Trip Advisor.

That said, the decision is yours but as always we highly recommend checking out our hotel discounts to make sure you are getting the best price and to save you from needlessly spending more than you should be on your up coming vacation.

You can activate your free trial on Hotels Etc by clicking here and star finding out just how much you can save for a vacation in Punta Cana.

Vacation discount

5 reasons to visit Punta Cana on your next vacation

While many of your friends or family might be talking about Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cuba, there is a specific spot in the Caribeann which should at least be in the mix this year when choosing the best vacation in the Caribeann. Tropical, scenic, diverse and reasonably prices, Punta Cana in the Domincan Republic is simply an awe inspiring destination infused with a wide variety of things to do.

Here are five reasons why you need to take a Punta Cana vacation as soon as possible:

Isla Saona

Although Punta Cana and the resorts themselves are extremely relaxing, nothing is quite like a scenic cruise to the Isla Saona. Isolated and unspoiled, the island is actually a National Park which means there are no lavish hotels or concrete buildings ruining the view. Expect a serene two hour sailing trip to the island, encounters with natural pools, starfish and colorful coral. Many tours to Isla Saona will include food and drinks but the highlight is no doubt the island itself, and the wonderful catamarans which take you there.

Zip lining

As seen in Costa Rica, the Dominican is developing a fine reputation for adventure activities and ventures into the wild. In this sense you can expect many watersports, hiking and rafting but for the ultimate shot of adrenaline and spectacular views of the rural areas outside Punta Cana, you have got to spend an afternoon Zip lining.

Fast, fun and priced on the low end in terms of the tours, the Zip lining is organized by experienced operators with perfect safety records and offers a great insight into the jungles below, given that you get to see them from an entirely unique vantage point.

Hoyo Azul

There are several “Blue Holes” around the world, most notably in the Red Sea Egypt, but Hoyo Azul is most certainly up there with the most stunning. Incredible cave systems surround this idyllic blue natural pool and it makes for a lovely escape from the resorts for a few hours or even the day.

While organized tours can take you to Hoyo Azul, it is quite easy to self drive there yourself or rent a private cab. With the above in mind, it is always nice to avoid the afternoon when most tour buses arrive to explore.

Bavaro and Horseback riding

While in Punta Cana, it would be a shame to miss out on the local culture and for this reason a trip to Bavaro is always a nice way to see the country. Passing sugar cane fields and towering palm trees, you will arrive on beautiful rolling landscapes which are best explored on horseback.

Visit a local ranch, taste the local food and see how little the life of these people has changed over the centuries. You can also see how cigars are made on a trip to Bavaro, feel refreshed as you experience a home-stay in the area and taste the fruits or coffee for which the area is so famous.

Caribe Eco Tour

And then there is this fun tour organized by the locals on which you can delve even further into locals lifestyle and the mountain landscapes of the Dominican Republic. With lively music enhancing the fun atmosphere, the locals will take you on a day tour of Higüey to learn about the local culture, myths and legends. Stopping in a public school and the Voodoo House Museum are particular highlights, while the town tour of Higüey is an intriguing visit to a less touristy part of the country.

You can find the best hotel discounts for Punta Cana on Hotels Etc as well as all inclusive vacation discounts and more.