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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Punta Cana Attractions

You’ll never be bored in Punta Cana. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. Or else you can visit famous landmarks, a carnival and even a beautiful grotto.

Nature
Take a boat tour out to Dolphin Island where you can swim and interact with dolphins.

Don’t miss Manatee Park. It’s over 425,000 square foot preserve, which is ideal for observing all types of species. Birds, reptiles and fish exhibits rank as the best Punta Cana attractions. There are also amusing shows with parrots and dancing horses.

Tip: A free shuttle will bring you and take you back to your hotel.

Another interesting site for nature lovers is the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve. You can take tours through acres of tropical flora and enjoy a swim in a fresh water spring. The walk through real jungles will be an unforgettable experience.

Take a safari type excursion in a 4x4 and observe the beauty of tropical wilderness. Rent a horse and ride on the beach with the wind at your back.

Landmarks
One of the most popular Punta Cana attractions is the Basilica of Higuey. This cathedral is built in modern style architecture and occupies an important place among landmarks. It honors the patron Saint of the Dominican Republic known as Virgen Altagracia.

Punta Cana Golf Club is not your typical historical landmark. However it’s the most sought after golf course and one of the greatest Punta Cana attractions. It was designed by a famous family. Fourteen of its holes are located before breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Other Attractions
La Vega Carnival is a highlight among Punta Cana attractions. Most visitors plan their trip around this February festival. The event reflects the influence of former African inhabitants. The costumes and masks are colorful and unique. You won’t stop moving your feet to the tunes of Merengue and Salsa blasting loud all throughout the towns.

Of archaeological importance and a must see of Punta Cana attractions is La Aleta. This grotto contains the most amazing Taino sites ever found. These sites consist of ceremonial posts and crystalline waters. Take your time and browse through the discoveries.

El Cortecito is a fun place to explore. It’s a small beach town and home to two of the most luxurious resorts in Punta Cana.

Altos Del Chavon is another must see attraction. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets that lead to the Church of St. Stanislaus. Admire the magnificent vistas of El Chavon River.

El Chavon river banks are dotted with terracotta buildings housing craft workshops and galleries. Handicrafts have been made on these banks through the centuries.

Another must in the region is the Museum of Archaeology. It showcases a collection of thousands of artifacts that relate the history of the Taino Indians all the way back to the pre-ceramic era.

And of course, there’s a long list of fun water related activities. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be glad to have chosen Punta Cana as your vacation getaway.
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