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On one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic's Punta Cana remains one of the most popular sun destinations for Canadians, year after year. With its close proximity, fantastic value and glorious weather, its popularity is no surprise. Perfect, palm tree-lined Bavaro Beach is a postcard-come-to-life and the never ending row of luxury resorts that grace its powdery white sand lend themselves perfectly to fun in the sun for everyone, from singles and couples to friends, groups and families of all ages.
Refreshing winds keep the heat in check and the warm shallow waters provide a safe swimming environment making watersports the area's main draw. Aquatic activities such as snorkeling and sailing are generally included in a typical 'All Inclusive' resort stay while more adventurous excursions like swimming with dolphins, shark and stingray feedings, whale watching and deep sea fishing can be booked locally. Visits to the country's capital, Santo Domingo, are also popular as are day trips to the small, idyllic nearby islands of Catalina and Saona.
For anyone looking to explore the region further, Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park is a private forest reserve with freshwater pools for swimming and offers guided tours. Scape Park at Cap Cana runs an adrenaline-fueled zip-line tour as well as dune buggie adventures and hidden waterfall hikes. Punta Cana vacation packages can be as action-packed or as relaxing as you like.
Looking for a great place for a destination wedding and honeymoon? Many of the mostly 4 and 5-star resorts in Punta Cana cater to couples looking to tie the knot on the beach and are a great romantic choice.