The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana is a treasure trove of sunshine and fun in the sun no matter where you go. From dune buggy rides to catamarans out on the open water, you’ve got your fair share of fun things to do in Punta Cana. But even with all this there are some places that are climbing the popularity ranks faster than others. One of these rising stars in the becoming-popular Bavaro.
Puerto Plata is the escape of choice when heading to the Dominican Republic. This idyllic little resort town offers amazing sunshine, gorgeous beaches, and a slew of fun outdoor activities to enjoy. One of these primo activities (aside from grabbing the nearest pina colada, that is) is whale watching.
Romantic ideas don’t have to be hard to come by. You’re in the Caribbean, after all. There are few other more romantic places on earth, and at the time of this writing, I’m hard pressed to think of one better than Punta Cana.
The Dominican Republic’s Zona Colonial is the oldest permanent European Settlement in the Americas. Settled in 1498, just six years after Columbus’ first landfall, this is the site of the Americas first cathedral, hospital, customs house, and university, and so you can see how valuable a site this colonial zone remains to this day. Laid out in grid pattern, the Zona Colonial (or Ciudad Colonial) became the model for which almost all other town planners in the New World.
It’s generally well-accepted notion in the Dominican Republic that Christmas here lasts about 3 months. Yep, you read that right. Christmas in the Dominican Republic is serious business, and so it commands a serious amount of time. But don’t worry – Christmas is all about fun and merrymaking, so if you’ve found yourself on this wonderful slice of the Greater Antilles, here’s what to look out for during Christmas in the Dominican Republic.