Having the opportunity to spend a few days in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, will undoubtedly be synonymous of a paradisiacal holiday, full of relaxation, comfort, good food, excellent service, and lots of fun. Without forgetting to mention the pleasant experiences that are from secrets near Bavaro beach or things only known by few people.
With its soft white sands, crystal clear turquoise waters and totally calm waters, Punta Cana offers beautiful scenery that makes it extremely attractive to tourists from all over the world. It also has its own airport and a variety of conveniently located resorts offering all the services necessary for a memorable stay.
The nightlife has a wide variety of places to choose from, including live shows and casinos where you can also try your luck, depending on the musical style of the visitor.
Punta Cana is definitely one of those places in the world, where the beauty and pleasantness will surround you and make you want to come back. In fact, it is very common to find in its hotels and beaches numerous visitors of European origin who are very attracted by the charms of the beaches of Punta Cana.
Some Secrets near Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana
1.- Saona Island Tour
This beautiful island is part of the Parque Nacional del Este and can be reached from Bayahibe, located about 50 minutes from Punta Cana, where aboard a boat or catamaran, you can sail for about two hours and visit this privileged and hidden place, whose beaches with palm trees surround the entire area.
The coral reefs stand out and its beaches are shallow waters adorned by starfish.
Once there you can visit the fishing village of Mano Juan, which is close to the Flamingo Lagoon, has a turtle sanctuary and colourful huts. There you can also visit the Cotubanamá Cave, whose rocks are full of pre-Columbian art.
Besides, you will be able to enjoy the kind and helpful treatment of its people, with beautiful beaches, a rich fauna and wild flora and its natural swimming pool located at only 400 metres from its coast, whose depth is no more than 1 metre high.
2.- Nuestra Señora of Altagracia Cathedral Basilica
Although many are unaware of it, it is the most important religious site in the Dominican Republic, located in Higüey and dating back to 1971. It can be visited by means of a guided tour.
The Virgin of La Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominicans, is venerated in this basilica. Every 21st of January, hundreds of thousands of devotees flock to pay their respects and make their petitions to the Virgin, and then celebrate with typical dishes and drinks.
The church is beautifully decorated and has an arch of gold and bronze of 69 metres in height, the altar includes a canvas of the Virgin Mary, painted in the XVI century, an object of devotion on the part of the believers.
3.- The Ojos Indígenas Ecological Reserve
This is a protected area of 1500 hectares of subtropical forest, located in the southern part of Punta Cana.
It contains spectacular green tunnels that lead to 12 fresh water lagoons, known as “indigenous eyes”, where you can swim and enjoy a natural landscape full of beautiful flora and fauna.
The place is home to numerous species such as iguanas and a variety of colourful birds, a unique and protected environment that is well worth a visit. It is a very suitable place for hiking and walking along its entire length.
4.- The special and rich gastronomy offered in several of its hotels.
Punta Cana is a place where wherever you go you can find and enjoy a varied gastronomic offer with the best fusions of world cuisine. Its hotels have a variety of restaurants with dishes ranging from the simplest and most local to the most refined and international.
As it is a tropical environment it is very easy to find options such as seafood and fish. You can enjoy lobsters, crabs, squid, shrimps, octopus, shrimps, and any other species of fish you can imagine.
Not many people know it, but its hotels offer all-inclusive plans, so you have the option of enjoying its diverse gastronomic offer included in the contracted package.
An excellent accommodation option in Bavaro beach in Punta Cana, which has and fulfils the above mentioned, will be the Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa & Casino Hotel, which has 5 stars, as well as dream facilities, a wide culinary offer, beautiful green areas, spectacular swimming pools, among many other attractions and services that guarantee maximum enjoyment and comfort.
We hope you can enjoy all these secrets near Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. Whenever you make a trip to this destination, you won’t regret it!