If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, a weekend in Punta Cana is all you need. But if you want to make the most of your vacation, it's best to spend at least five days in this Caribbean paradise. With its stunning beaches, exciting activities, and plenty of affordable accommodation options, Punta Cana is the perfect destination for a week-long holiday. Punta Cana covers an area of 475.3 square kilometers or 183.5 square miles, so there's plenty to explore.
You can go snorkeling and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters, take a parasailing adventure over the beaches, or learn how to surf. There are also plenty of active adventures to take part in, from ATV and horseback riding to golf, diving and zip lining. If you're looking for a unique experience, head to Montaña Redonda for stunning views of the coast between Punta Cana and Miches. And don't forget to check out the nightlife in the Colonial Zone on your last night in the Dominican Republic.
For a truly unforgettable experience, take a day trip to Los Haitises National Park. Here you can explore the park's diverse flora and fauna and spot humpback whales as they migrate from the North Atlantic to Samana Bay. After your morning adventure, enjoy lunch in Jarabacoa before heading back to your hotel. If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort, AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is an excellent choice.
With its soft golden sands and plenty of amenities, it's the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. To make the most of your trip, combine the 3-day Santo Domingo itinerary with the 7-day Punta Cana and Samana itinerary for a perfect loop around the east coast. And don't forget that flights to Punta Cana are often cheaper than flying to Santo Domingo.