Punta Cana

If you enjoy all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is the place to visit. Punta Cana has its own small airport, which is convenient to the resort areas, and draws many vacationers especially Europeans. Located on the southeastern side of Dominican Republic, Punta Cana has beautiful beaches and palm trees that stretch over sparkling turquoise waters as you can see on these pictures.

There is much to do besides lying on the beaches here. Within the resorts, there are golfing, horseback riding, water sports, scuba diving, and hiking (in the ecological park in the Punta Cana Resort). Safaris and a visit to the controversial Manti park are also available.

If you need time to get out of the resorts, there are gwa-gwas, local buses, that can take you to Higuey (for 50 pesos) or Bavaro. Probably a great place to stock up on water. The Punta Cana resort charges an extra 16% gratituity on each bill, plus an additional 10% DR tax.