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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With its stretches of white sand beaches, choice of great hotels and a variety of fun activities and excursions, its no wonder that so many people select Punta Cana when they're looking for an island paradise getaway.   Read on to learn more about beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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Punta Cana Beach
Beach in Punta Cana
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
This private forest reserve is home to acres of unspoiled forest, trails, beaches and lagoons, where visitors can go for a swim.  To visit, make arrangements with the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation, which owns and operates the park.

Golf Courses
For those who love to spend their days on the greens, there are several excellent golf courses in  Punta Cana.  Most are found at the area's many resorts - a few favorites to try are the golf courses at  Punta Espada, Punta Blanca and La Cana.

Bavaro Beach
The consistency of the white sand on this beach is nothing short of amazing.  This powder fine sand, coupled with clear blue water makes this one of the Dominican Republic's top beaches.  However, it is by no means a secluded beach, as there are several resorts in the area.

If hanging out at the beach, pool and swim up bar all day isn't enough, ask the concierge at your hotel about the many excursions offered in the Punta Cana area.   A few to try are Punta Cana Mike's Dominican Adventure where you'll see a slice of everyday Dominican life, Bavaro Runners Safari Adventures where you can visit a typical sugarcane plantation or cigar manufacturer and Dressel Divers for scuba diving.

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