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5 Reasons to Visit Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Known for its year-round warm climate, beautiful landscapes, and golden-sandy beaches, Punta Cana is a choice destination for millions of tourists.

Whether you are traveling with friends, family, or a partner, there's plenty to do on this easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. Here are the top 5 reasons you should add the town to your travel bucket list.

1. Beautiful Hotels Like 'Barceló Bávaro Palace'

Punta Cana has many lodging options for different tastes and budgets, and one that stands out is the Barcelo Bavaro Palace all-inclusive hotel. Apart from food, drinks, and lodging areas, the hotel offers various activities, including scuba diving and windsurfing.

And if you're looking for a more laid back vacation experience, you can visit Barcelo Bavaro Palace spa or play golf at the Barceló Bávaro Palace golf course. The hotel is also home to a 24-hour casino, a shopping mall, and a professional football pitch. Fitness enthusiasts are also well-taken care of, thanks to Barceló Bávaro Palace gym. It's well-equipped, allowing you to keep fit while indulging in all the pleasantries on offer.

2. The Beautiful Beaches

Stretching over 35 km of the seacoast, Punta Cana's eight beautiful beaches stretch from south to north. Many of them feature golden yellow or clean white sands, and the European Blue Flag organization has ranked some of them as the world's best beaches thanks to the resorts set up near the beaches.

The organization is known for maintaining stringent environmental and water-quality standards. Luckily, most of the resorts located near the beaches have managed to adhere to most of these standards. As if that's not enough, Punta Cana is a conduit for other small havens like the Isla Saona, known for its coastal lagoons and idyllic reefs.

3. Warm Weather Year-round

Punta Cana has warm weather year-round, with temperatures rising to a maximum of 89°F from April to November. Even during the so-called winter season, the city still enjoys relatively warm weather as the temperature drops to a mere 68°F. As such, you can spend lots of time swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, among other water activities regardless of the season.

4. Water Sports Activities

Punta Cana has myriads of water activities thanks to the warm weather. From kayaking to sailing, to paddle boarding -- you name it! Be sure to make a reservation with a Punta Cana hotel with Water Park to enjoy all the activities. If not, you can always make arrangements through the hotel's tour desk.

Apart from the water activities, Punta Cana is home to Scape Park, an eco-adventure park that offers horseback riding and ziplining activities. If you want to explore a little more, you can visit the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park & Reserve.

It's a non-profit foundation that preserves Punta Cana's tropical rainforest, natural lagoons, and gardens. You'll also find a pet zoo and iguanas here.

5. Busy Nightlife

Punta Cana has a bustling nightlife too, thanks to the many clubs and casinos in the area. After spending the day basking under the sunny, sandy beaches, take a quick shower and head to the Barceló Bávaro Palace club. The music here is so contagious; you hardly sit down to rest. The music coupled with delicious entrees and cocktails is all you need to unwind and create an unforgettable experience.

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