Punta Cana happens to have an unbelievably beautiful nature, as I imagined it to be. My first island experienced paved the way to many more island adventures and I truly fell in love with the vibe, the beaches, and the turquoise waters. If you end up going there, don’t expect to see too much of historic buildings, but enjoy the palm trees, warm waters, the fine sand and the people.
Since I mentioned that this was a vacation based on an impulse rather than a prolonged research, we decided to rely primarily on the activities and tours chosen by the hotel . Luckily, the hotel offered various paid tours to keep us entertained and to familiarize us with the local culture. We took three tours and all of them were worthy. Ok, I will admit it…I was ready to party, so we took the first opportunity available to dive into the local nightlife. After all it was not that “local” since it was a club where only tourists are going but it was an interesting concept. The club was called Imagine and it is located in a real cave. This was an organized trip to the club and there were buses that could take us back to the hotel. Needless to say that we took the very last bus, right? The second one was a half day trip with buggies which showed us more of the real Dominican Republic. We had a few stops in the county side – first stop was at a cave where you can jump in the dark water if you feel extra adventurous that day…I did not; second stop was at a coffee/tobacco plantation where we had the chance to try their production along with hearing some stories about the processes they use to grow them; the third stop was at a beach where locals seemed to be spending their day off with friends, having food and drinks, listening to music. The vibe was very nice.