What is the best area to stay in Punta Cana?
Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic, and the image of leisure. It became a popular tourist destination in the seventies, and is an area especially known for its beaches, simply perfect: warm and calm waters that gently caress the stretches of fine white sand, surrounded by majestic coconut forests.There are many things to do in Punta Cana, most of them related to the sea: you can swim with sharks and dolphins, go scuba diving, sail, watch whales, explore beautiful reefs that will always be engraved among your memories, and the town also has plenty of shops and historical sites, and you can enjoy a lively nightlife.
If you decide to stay in Punta Cana, we recommend the area of Bavaro , because it is where the main tourist center is located, with a lot of activities and facilities that will cover all your needs.The beaches of Bavaro offer some of the cleanest and most beautiful waters on the planet, and you will be able to do all kinds of water activities there.
Bávaro, the best area in Punta Cana
Bávaro is one of the main tourist areas in Punta Cana, the foam of its turquoise waters rests on the sand of the beach, so white that it is hard to believe it is real, the palm trees color the environment with this intense green.The hotel offer, in harmony with the landscape, organizes a great number of activities for everyone… you can choose from a brilliant selection of hotels of all styles and categories, most of them with a view of the seafront. It is very well connected with the rest of Punta Cana and with the airport, where you will find many buses and taxis that will take you to your hotel in a very short time.Bávaro is also a very safe neighbourhood full of police officers who, besides protecting you, will not hesitate to help you get to the places in case you get lost. What more can you ask for?
The first thing you have to do when you arrive in Bávaro is to find your hotel and run to the beach… and it will not take you more than a few seconds, since most of the accommodations are right in front of the sea.The beaches of Punta Cana are considered among the best in the world, and those of Bávaro are no exception: the sand is pure and soft, and the waters, incredibly clean, an ideal place for swimming… You will never forget the landscapes you will enjoy during your stay here, identical to those on postcards, transmitting at all times the feeling of living in a paradise always sunny, with palm trees, white sand and transparent waters.On the beach of Bavaro you can rent deckchairs and sunbathe for hours, practice with a snorkel , dive, try surf , rent jet skis or train with a kayak , get rowing boats and sailing boats…
When you have tired of the beach – if that is possible – you can go to some of the nearby points of interest.Visit Manati Park with your children, where you will enjoy all kinds of animal shows: dolphins, seals, parrots, horses… and you will see spectacular gardens where a great variety of flowers, trees and plants are cared for.
The majority of hotels also organize excursions that will take you to visit typical Dominican houses, horseback riding, fishing trips, whale watching, diving baptisms… they have a great variety to choose from, and you cannot spend a vacation in Punta Cana without spending at least one day getting to know the customs, the locals, the typical dishes and drinks, and having shared some anecdotes and stories with someone from the area.Most excursions will include transportation, food and an expert guide who will tell you the secrets of the area.
For those who wish to enjoy a bit of leisure time and fill up their shopping bags, there are plenty of shops on the beachfront that offer everything you need to survive, from food to beach necessities.They are generally low-rise and quite new, and most will offer you impressive views, huge rooms and excellent customer service, as well as tennis courts, swimming pools, jacuzzis , indoor discos, gyms, spas… the area also has several outdoor discos -some of the most famous are Imagine, Mangú, Pachá or Areito-, which enliven the nights of tourists -although all hotels have their own discos-.
Hotels in Bavaro
Cap Cana, the other recommended area
If you don’t want to stay in Bavaro and are looking for a quieter place, another area where you can stay is in Cap Cana.it is an upper class neighbourhood, famous above all for its luxury atmosphere.It is a very safe neighbourhood, well connected to the airport and to the rest of Punta Cana.
Play golf at some of the best courses in the country, go bird watching at Park Scape, or go to Iguabonita Cave to see the impressive crystal and limestone formations.There are a number of five star hotels offering the finest service around the marina, but if you prefer something a little cheaper, go a few streets back and you’ll find cheaper options, from lower star hotels to hostels.
Hotels in Cap Cana