The Dominican Republic is one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean. Visitors are pleasantly surprised to learn that there is much more than white sand, crystal clear waters and warm tropical sun waiting in this Instagram-worthy destination.
Make sure to pack golf clubs and be ready to hit the links because the island has many professionally designed golf courses. If golf is not part of your itinerary, you can take the family to a cultural show, horseback riding, or grab your partner and dance the night away to the fast paced, world-famous island dance, the Merengue.
For a change of pace, take a dip in the Hoyo Azul lagoon, also known as the “Blue Hole,” or visit an ecological park where you can explore and learn all about the island’s rich cultural and natural history. And of course, do not miss out on the world-class island cuisine the Dominican Republic offers.
Many vacationers choose the Dominican Republic for its beautiful beaches, but because of the various natural wonders, rich culture and family friendly activities, you can leave with memories you may not get from anywhere else in the world.
Here are 6 excellent choices for recharging your batteries in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Punta Cana Beyond the Beach
Remote cays, underground pools, colonial relics - this slice of the Dominican Republic has more to offer than just a sandy coast
Spend a day on the white sands of Playa Juanillo, where kite surfers traverse the aqua waters. Or venture north to the gold sands of Macao Beach, popular among locals and surfers. This corner of the Caribbean is a happy find for those looking for relaxation. But those who focus only on the beach miss out on the area’s other charms—natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage are never far off ...