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General Information About Punta Cana Vacations
Located along the east coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana has developed as a mega resort destination, offering all-inclusive vacation packages in a secluded, full-service environment. Punta Cana all-inclusive vacation packages generally appeal to families, couples and golfers seeking top-quality courses, great value and outstanding beaches.
Singles seeking a quieter holiday choose Punta Cana vacations for the seclusion of the resorts, which tend to inspire a more relaxed pace. Although Punta Cana vacations offer relatively little reason to leave the comfort of a quality resort, taxis are the best way to get around, for those who wish to explore. While on and off the resort, we recommend bottled water for drinking. Banking in Punta Cana is generally limited to the resorts and market area, reflecting the limited off-site shopping and entertainment options.
Punta Cana all-inclusive vacation packages offer great value, beautiful beaches and superb golf at any of the 12 professionally designed local courses. For those in search of overall reliability and good food, Punta Cana vacations are a great choice.
Recommended alternatives to Punta Cana include Varadero vacations for those in search of calmer, more swimmable waters, and the Mayan Riviera for its greater diversity and local tourist attractions. Be aware that, in Punta Cana, everything closes for the week leading up to Easter, as this is considered "Holy Week."
Sand and Sun on Punta Cana Vacations
One of the main attractions of Punta Cana all-inclusive vacations is the sand. Punta Cana beaches are spectacular! They tend to be wide and long with white, powdery sand. For beach lovers looking for the ultimate beach experience, consider Bavaro Beach—arguably the best in the area.
Although the affect of wave turbulence stirring up sediment does impact water clarity, the overall quality is outstanding. Uvero Alto features slightly darker sand, more seaweed, and increased wave activity, and cannot match the overall quality of Bavaro Beach for providing the ideal beach lover's experience.
Punta Cana all-inclusive vacations are typically accompanied by good weather conditions—a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 80°F. Because of its location south of Cuba, Punta Cana is blessed with plenty of sunshine to compliment the beautiful beaches.
Although Punta Cana vacation packages are widely available throughout the year, and good weather conditions are to be expected for much of the year, the best time to visit is between March and mid-July, during the dry season. If you are booking your trip between October and January, expect daytime temperatures that range from the high 70s to low 80s, and nighttime temperatures in the low 70s—very comfortable.
Hurricane season, with its unpredictability of storm events, typically lasts from July through to December, peaking from mid-August to mid-December. Although Punta Cana vacations are rarely impacted by hurricanes, the possibility remains. However, when booking Punta Cana vacations, you can rest assured that tour operators will not fly you into a hurricane, and will act fast to get you out in the event of any development.
You can find great deals during hurricane season, which can make a trip well worth considering. It’s wise to speak with a tripcentral.ca agent first, though, to understand the risk-to-value ratio.
Things to See and Do on Punta Cana Vacations
Punta Cana all-inclusive vacations do offer some opportunities to enjoy nightlife with fellow vacationers, but this is generally limited to the resorts. For those looking for casinos, Punta Cana vacations feature some small, fairly basic casinos, but this is not a primary feature.
You can rely on good food and dining with your Punta Cana all-inclusive trip. Other than a few restaurants in the market area, and a couple of decent seafood restaurants, opportunities are severely limited in this destination. Punta Cana is not a great shopping destination. Some souvenirs and local crafts can be found in the market area, but Punta Cana vacations offer limited opportunities for the avid shopper.
Great golfing is the real draw in terms of activities on Punta Cana vacations, with up to 12 professionally designed courses from which to choose. For fun in the water, all of the typical water activities can be expected. However, for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts, you may wish to consider another destination that features a major reef. Although Punta Cana vacations do offer some opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive, this destination is not known for it, and experienced marine enthusiasts may be disappointed.
There are plenty of day trips for those wishing to enhance their experience. Create memories that will last a lifetime—choose from swimming with dolphins, horseback riding, and ATV tours, take a safari trip by jeep, or explore the wonders of the rain forest. Speak with one of our tripcentral.ca agents to ensure that you have all of the information you need to select the best Punta Cana all-inclusive vacation package to suit your needs.
Punta Cana All-Inclusive Vacation Packages: Availability, Accommodations & Value
All-inclusive Punta Cana packages are available year round, with flights from all major gateways across Canada, with the exception of Atlantic Canada. Atlantic travel programs to sun destinations are limited across the board, limiting access to Punta Cana all-inclusive vacations and requiring connections through Montreal or Toronto.
Most Punta Cana vacations hotels are huge, low-rise, and sprawl out over large properties. The original Punta Cana all-inclusive hotels are Club Med and Bavaro Beach Resort. Bavaro is a short, 20-minute trip from the airport. Uvero Alto takes a bit longer from the airport—approximately one hour. Most of the Punta Cana resort development occurred in the mid to late 90s, so all-inclusive vacation packages generally feature relatively modern resorts.
For those planning a destination wedding, Punta Cana vacation is very popular. We recommend that you speak with one of our travel agents, and book your wedding early to ensure that you are able to secure the services of one of the limited number of Judges to preside over the wedding. Pre-approved Spanish translations of documentation are also required.
Punta Cana All-inclusive vacations may be a tad more expensive than Puerto Plata vacations, but they feature superior beaches, and fantastic value.
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