PUNTA CANA AND BAVARO
Punta Cana, beaches, sand and water color
you look at an aerial picture of a Punta Cana beach
the first thing that strikes you is the seemingly
unending strip of heavenly white sand. The second is
the beautiful turquoise waters that change in shade
and hue until they meet the shore. When you first
look at pictures of the best beaches in the world
you may think that the colors have been artificially
brightened (some have). Your first trip to Punta
Cana will make you a believer though.
Cana has the most consistent weather of any beach
destination in the Caribbean, it hardly ever rains.
The weather is beautiful and the waters are warm and
clean – what else is there to consider? Come here
in the midst of piecing together pages on our top
ten beaches world wide and what questions we receive
about the beaches in Punta Cana. Here are the
questions we’ve been asked and intend to answer.
Although some of these topics are a little out of
focus with our site (for example, are there
Caribbean au natural beaches in Punta Cana?) it’s
often a good idea to know what to avoid when you’re
planning a trip. If I was planning a family vacation
to what I thought was one of the top ten beaches
world wide and there was a nude beach right next to
the hotel I was staying at – I’d want to know about
it. Don’t worry though, you will never find anything
of an offensive nature on this site
One of the top ten beaches of the world !
beaches that make up the 63 km. stretch of Punta
Cana beaches from North to South are (Macao Beach,
Areno Gordo Beach, El Cortecito, Bavaro Beach,
Cabeza de Toro and Cabo Engano Beach)
see all kinds of different lists from different
sources as to where the top beaches in the world are
– they all contain biases. There are many factors
that go into choosing the best beach: white sand;
water color and quality; sun; wind; the people on
the beach and how many of them there are. Whether
they’re family beaches, g string beaches, au natural
beaches, adult beaches, European bikini beaches or
topless beaches in Punta Cana. Sorry, I couldn’t
resist. There are so many variables that any list
becomes skewed depending on the criteria.
that the most important aspects of a beach are sand
quality and water color as well as average water
temperatures and average annual precipitation.
Keeping these four criteria in mind, it becomes
pretty clear that Punta Cana is the most beautiful
beach in the world
all work hard for our time off and deserve the best!
Punta Cana is our favorite place to be and we hope
it will be yours as well. So we’ve put together a
list of topics with tips and information we thought
would be helpful in planning your memorable, well
loved vacation. So read on and happy traveling!
Punta Cana has become one of the most popular
vacation destinations in the world; primarily
because of its 63 kilometer stretch of heavenly
white sand beaches and turquoise waters. For us
"this is the most beautiful beach in the world.
-"Colonial Tour and Travel"
paradise is located on the eastern tip of the
Dominican Republic, where the Caribbean meets the
Atlantic. In addition to boasting the best deep-sea
fishing in the world, the waters off the coast offer
great snorkeling and diving excursions. Most of the
coast is guarded by coral reefs, keeping the waters
at the beach safe and calm for all swimmers.
we really loved about Punta Cana was the warm
Caribbean breeze. These winds make even the hottest
of days bearable. If sun worshipping is your thing,
you’ll be amazed by its unspoiled beaches and the
vast amount of “palapas” to lie under while you read
the next best seller, have a siesta or simply enjoy
the breath taking ocean views.
Punta Cana, the all-inclusive resort is king and
they are the most reasonably priced in the
Caribbean. In fact, they are so affordable that
people planning excursion-oriented vacations in the
Dominican Republic often stay at them to use as a
However, don’t let the title of all-inclusive scare
you off. Many of the resorts have managed to keep
the charm and beauty that its visitors expect to
experience. The wonderful thing about the
all-inclusive resorts is its abilities to satisfy
just about all your needs without ever having to
leave. However, a few well chosen day excursions or
dinners will certainly make your vacation more
memorable and exciting without breaking your budget.
waters of Punta Cana have a great deal to offer if
you’re willing enough to take the plunge, most
all-inclusive resorts in the area offer water sports
and adventure packages for the thrill seekers. If a
gentle dip in the warm soothing ocean is more your
style; believe us you won’t be disappointed. The
choice is yours; however one thing’s for sure;
you’ll never be bored! So let us help be your guide
in planning your next thrilling or chillin’ on the
beach, worry free vacation.
The Resorts at Bavaro and Punta Cana
are over 100 resorts in Punta Cana and Bavaro. This is becoming the most
popular tourist destination worldwide, mainly because it’s on the most
beautiful beach in the world. The majority of hotels are Punta Cana all
inclusive, but there are some pay your way options available
Dominican hotel star ratings are based on
criteria such as comfort, food, cleanliness,
atmosphere, activities, grounds & location.
They are decided almost wholly by the
resorts themselves and the Dominican Tourist
Board. One thing to keep in mind is that
these Dominican hotel rankings are compared
only to other Dominican hotels, they are not
compared to hotels internationally.
However, we think
that they tend to be better than Cuban and Mexican
hotels with equivalent rankings. As a general rule:
4 star resorts are very comfortable, offer a good
range of activities and have decent dining options.
Five star Punta Cana resorts will charge you a
little more, but pamper you a little bit extra in
each of the categories listed above. Three star
resorts tend to be a little older and have a
somewhat decreased comfort level, but if that
doesn’t bother you – you’ll save a bundle and the
ocean is the same!
If you find
something that we’ve slipped up on (resorts do
change their ways quite frequently) or something
that you found particularly useful please let us
know by visiting our
Contact Us. We try our best to keep this site’s
info current and accurate, we appreciate your help
in doing so!
Night Life at
Punta Cana and Bavaro
will feature staff-produced evening shows, with guests having the option
to dance until the wee hours in the hotel discos. Nightlife will be
slightly livelier at the larger hotel clusters. Bavaro Beach Resort
disco is, for instance, the main dance bar among the five large Barcelo
Bavaro hotels. The disco opens at 11pm and usually becomes packed after
With this exception, nightlife at most resorts has been described as
"fairly dull" if you are looking for a party atmosphere. Most discos are
small and won't attract more than 40-70 people in the evenings, mostly
couples. The discos will play current dance music so you can bring your
own CDs, gather a group of people and turn a small hotel disco into your
own personal party.
The only big show in town is Tropicalissimo, staged at the Barcelo
Bavaro Casino in the style of the old Tropicana of Cuba.
Areito disco caters to Ocean Resorts and is open to the public, as is
the Mangu Disco at the Occidental Flamenco Hotel with its giant
screen for following important spectator sports events.
Punta Cana's shopping center, opposite the airport, features the
country's newest world-class bowling alley. On site is also the Maran
Major beach party live entertainment is provided on full moon nights at
the Jelly Fish Restaurant on Bavaro Beach.
Most guests do not mind the lack of nightlife as they retire early,
exhausted from a day at the beach. Regardless, there are bars in Plaza
Bavaro (near Barcelo and Melia hotels) or in the Punta Cana shopping
center where you can meet the locals, mostly people who work in the
area. The atmosphere at these places should be lively but don't expect
too much. If you will be staying in the area of Iberostar or Riu hotels,
Disco Pachá is the place. They charge admission for those not staying at
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