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Everything you wanted to know about Punta Cana and they never told you

One of the things which mature international destinations have in common, (i.e. those that are the first choice for MICE or honeymoon trips), is that they do not require much explanation or details to appeal both to backpackers and resort tourists. In other words, just a travel guide is enough, filled with pictures of beaches, sunsets, coconut palms and Caribbean cocktails for us to decant for these destinations in under a minute.

Beyond this statement, to consider that a mature wellknown destination doesn’t merit any attention beyond purely what “sells” is a mistake that many travelers usually fall into. One of those destinations is Punta Cana. Are you about to cross the pond and want to take note of some of those rare things which stand out but are not in the usual tourist brochures? This month we are going to list some.

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 One of the busiest airports in the Caribbean

While it may appear that others take the cake as far as arrival and departure of tourists are concerned, the fact is that there is no airport in the Caribbean busier than Punta Cana. With hundreds of connections and thousands of tourists coming and going 24 hours a day, Punta Cana airport takes the prize in the Dominican Republic. Another notable fact is that is well above the international airport of Santo Domingo as far as operations are concerned.

 “All inclusive” high quality Hotels

Being a mature tourist destination means that the renovation of the hotel industry and services is a constant. The result? High quality hotels that offer the best hotel rooms in Punta Cana as well as an ‘all inclusive’ that is unique in the world. Good examples of this are establishments like the impressive hotel Catalonia Punta Cana.

Higuey, more than a colonial village 

Although Punta Cana hides a thousand and one treasures well worth discovering once at the destination, there is nothing comparable to the visit to the town of Higuey.

Founded in the early sixteenth century (back in 1503), Higüey is ranked as one of the oldest cities in the Americas hence its importance, its history and its incomparable beauty. What is most outstanding? Its roots to ancient traditions and architectural legacy that goes beyond what the guidebooks describe.

 

In pursuit of the perfect hotel in Punta Cana

Although the beauty of the destination, the leisure offer and the weather are some of the most important elements when choosing a destination for our holidays, none of them is as essential as the selection of a good hotel, the perfect hotel… The one that will provide us with the rest, relax and leisure we need.

Notwithstanding that variety is the spice of life, here are some recommendations for choosing your next hotel:

  • Analysing the chosen destination.

  • Looking for hotels in the areas we really like of the chosen destination.

  • Choosing your hotel based on these questions: what does it offer to me, which are its extras and what makes it different to the others.

Punta Cana Beach

Punta Cana Beach

If you have chosen the Dominican Republic for your next summer holidays, you should know that you have chosen a destination whose hallmarks are the sun and the beach. A place where you also find the most authentic folklore, the most traditional craftwork and the most exquisite gastronomy. The Dominican Republic is a destination half paradise half urban area which will offer you the perfect holiday whenever you choose that “perfect hotel” which offers you (at least) three of the elements highlighted above. An ideal option? We have already made our choice, the Catalonia Punta Cana Hotel.

This is the top hotel not only for its natural surroundings, but also for its location in the heart of Playa Bavaro, the best beach of the entire Dominican Republic. There lies this glorious hotel of the chain Catalonia, surrounded by white sand and turquoise waters.

A luxury hotel with endless extras and with the best All Inclusive Service of the area. Are you looking for the best hotel rooms in Punta Cana? The Catalonia Punta Cana’s 400 rooms are divided into four categories with an exquisite design and fully equipped, so that you just have to worry about resting, enjoying and making the most of the magic of this unique Caribbean destination.

Privilege Honeymoon Suite of Catalonia Bávaro Beach Hotel en Punta Cana

Privilege Honeymoon Suite of Catalonia Bávaro Beach Hotel en Punta Cana

Close at hand from the main tourist attractions

One of the highlights of Playa Bavaro is that it lies relatively close to other tourist attractions of the Dominican Republic, starting with Punta Cana’s International Airport (located 20 km from the hotel) and continuing with Higüey, the most important shopping centre of the area and a perfect place for you to make your shopping.

Another of the must visit places of the Dominican Republic is the Playa Bavaro market, where we find the best artisans of the province and the best Dominican complements and souvenirs for you to surprise your beloved ones back home. Playa Bavaro is also a temple for water sports lovers, a perfect place for enjoying surf, paddle surf or a boat trip with snack included.