Punta Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. A destination with diverse nations, music, and food known for its beautiful beaches, lux resorts, and tropical vibes.
How To Get There
You can access the Caribbean country by plane. Flight duration can range depending on the airline and the number of stops.
Season and Weather
I visited during the summer. The weather was scorching and humid, with sporadic short rain showers. Lizards were randomly outside (to be expected in tropical areas), and I encountered mosquitoes, so if you plan to go, pack insect repellent.
The Dominican Republic has two seasons: the rainy season, which runs from May to November, and the dry season, which runs from December to April. The D.R. is a tropical country, so you can expect warm weather year-round.
Things To Do
*Things I have done
- Wild Buggy excursion*
- Catamaran cruise*
- Visit a Cenote*
- Go to the beach
- Beach Club
- Chill in a Cabana*
- Zip lining
- Tours and Excursions*
- Visit a Museum*
- Visit the flea market*
Of course, there is so much more for you to do there, so be sure to check with your accommodations or use the resources to find more activities.
I only ate a bit of local food (including some empanadas), but there were several dining options at the all-inclusive resort. Cold meals such as salads and wraps were also provided as takeaways for excursions.
The various restaurants on site all served different types of cuisines. Some needing reservations for dinner. So upon arrival, book in advance. Outside is a beautiful dining area where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served buffet style. At each opening, you will see staff making something fresh and waiting to help you. I enjoyed the food. It was full of flavor, and I had so many options to choose from.
Upon arrival at the Majestic Mirage, Punta Cana, We were greeted with a cool towel and a welcome beverage. The resort lobby was beautiful and a great introduction to the vacation. The room suite was on the 1st floor with an outdoor patio and a connected pool. The outside area was so calming that I took a little nap one night. The next few days were jampacked with tours and excursions, which were exciting. I discovered that you could become seasick even while parasailing, but I can check parasailing off my list. We ate at all of the dining areas on the resort. The last morning there, I walked back to the beach to see the view. The sun rose, and you could see the beautiful cast against the vast blue ocean. It was a sight to see. I didn’t want to leave. Overall my experience in Punta Cana was great. The activities on and off the resort (with tour guides) were entertaining, and the music, food, and ambiance were a vibe.
- Pack insect repellent or purchase while there
- Always have some extra cash (Not all in the same place) for tips
- Take a bottle of water and a snack to hold you for long tours. sunscreen and a mini towel
- I strongly suggest not drinking beverages from the mini bar to ensure safety.
- Do not go out alone
- Oh, pack some travel-size baby wipes or tissue for day trips. Not all local bathrooms have a tissue. And you will also need to toss the tissue in the trash.
- A bracelet/badge is needed at most resorts to reenter the gated property. It is also required for safety reasons, so please keep it with you.
Would I Return?
Yes, I would definitely return to the Dominican Republic and explore other places in the Caribbean country.