By Summer Brons
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
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Renowned as one of the Caribbean’s premier vacation destinations, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic offers visitors gorgeous beaches, world-class golf and unforgettable adventure. Situated on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is an ideal location for your next tropical getaway. EscapeWizard.com welcomes you to plan your travels with us!

Conveniently located just outside of the city, Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) makes arrival a breeze. You can book your flight using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our great low rates on airfare. Be sure to check us out for your hotel needs, too. Just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and browse available Punta Cana accommodations.

As mentioned, Punta Cana’s largest claims-to-fame are the stunning golf courses. With 12 professional courses (that’s 228 holes!); you’ll have no trouble finding a spot to perfect your technique. If you aren’t a golfer, not to worry, Punta Cana still has plenty for you to do, too. Water sports are, of course, a wildly popular pastime. Enjoy boating, jet skiing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving; just about anything you can think of to do on the water, you’re likely to find it here in Punta Cana. EscapeWizard.com also certainly sees nothing wrong with simply grabbing a cold drink, a good book and a towel for lounging around on the white sandy beaches!

Aside from Punta Cana’s outdoor activities, EscapeWizard.com highly suggests making time to see some of the city’s other great sightseeing attractions. Visit Santo Domingo, the Western hemisphere’s first European settlement. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been well-preserved for more than five centuries and is well worth a tour. Also be sure to visit Altos de Chavon, an artist’s village reminiscent of a Mediterranean town with stellar views, an archeological museum and plenty of restaurants and galleries.

If you’re seeking an authentic taste of life in the Dominican Republic, consider a safari excursion known as the Bavaro Runners. This experience will let you see the genuine side of life in Punta Cana; complete with local residents, homes typical to the area and visits to sugarcane plantations. You can even go horseback riding on the beach; a perfect way to wrap up the day. Animal lovers should make sure to stop by Manati Park, featuring exotic fish, parrots, lush gardens and even the opportunity to swim with dolphins. A day trip to Saona Island will also yield dolphin-interaction opportunities amidst the Parque Nacional del Este, a natural reserve. This island is a truly picturesque piece of the Caribbean, so EscapeWizard.com reminds you to make sure your camera batteries are fully charged before you board the catamaran to set sail!

If you’re still looking for more adventure, hit the Marinarium water park for outstanding snorkeling opportunities; spend an afternoon at Seaquarium, where you can walk in clear waters and view coral reef without a diving certification; even take a helicopter tour for an unforgettable birds-eye view of beautiful Punta Cana. EscapeWizard.com knows there is no shortage of things to do here!

So for your next tropical vacation, look no further than Punta Cana. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or endless action, you’ll find it in the Dominican Republic. EscapeWizard.com looks forward to helping you plan your Caribbean getaway!
Hotels in Punta Cana
By Chris Wentling
Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
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Upon arrival in the Dominican Republic, guests are greeted by breath taking clear waters, beaches coated in white sand, and the climate that welcomes in visitors from all over. Tourism is a focal point on this section of the Hispaniola Island, as it in Haiti, it’s neighbor on this landmass. Punta Cana international Airport (PUJ) – possibly the most Caribbean looking airport around – offers travelers a quick 2-mile commute to the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, which has a commentary self-parking garage for those who want to go around town on their own schedule.

After your 3 p.m. check-in, guests have access to 3-miles of Caribbean beach, and for those fitness oriented travelers, The Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio. The resort has a array of rooms ranging from Ocean view Sweets -- featuring a king sized luxury bed and separate, fully furnished living room with 40-inch flat screen television -- to the traditional king, featuring a king sized bed, accompanied by an eye opening view of the water. Wireless Internet is available for an extra cost. Rooms also come equipped with an IPod docking device, safe, and desk.

The convenient location of the Westin provides many options in terms of getting away from the resort and out into town. Complete with lavish Gold Courses, easily accessible shopping centers, and the six senses spa, the area surround the Westin extends all stayers the opportunity to relax while enjoying their getaway. Golfers get their pick of the two close golf courses in the area. The Punta Cana Aquatic Center provides many fun activities such as Scuba Diving, and deep-sea fishing. Free shuttles run through the area, including to the Westin.

Punta Cana is a natural beauty. It doesn’t take a specific type of person to fall in love with this sliver of heaven located in the Eastern part of the Dominican Republic. If this paradise sounds like a great place for your next vacation, the Westin is a fantastic compliment to the tropical feel that comes naturally with being in Punta Cana. EscapeWizard.com looks forward to helping you save money on your booking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Punta Cana
By Chris Flagler
Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village
Boulevard 1ero de Noviembre, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Flying into eastern point of the Dominican Republic, one can’t help but be taken by the natural beauty of the Hispaniola Island. Along with its island-mate Haiti, It is a popular destination for travelers of all kinds. Since the nineteen seventies, Punta Cana has been a premier vacation spot and the tourism industry has a booming presence. The Four Points by Sheraton at Puntacana Village is a sterling accommodation for anyone spending time in the Caribbean. Serviced by the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the Sheraton is just walking distance away.

Upon checking in to the Four Points, the famously courteous staff will be able to assist you with not only your reservation, but also getting around the local area. Shuttle service is provided to the beach, as well as the airport; both only take a matter of minutes. The hotel has a total of one hundred twenty-four guest rooms which are all furnished in a very modern style. The King Guest Suite comes with the largest bedding option, and all of the sheets in the hotel boast a two hundred and fifty thread count. Entertainment in the rooms can be provided by the forty inch LCD TV, Ipod docking capability, and complimentary high-speed wireless internet.

The Four Points by Sheraton, Puntacana Village has many world class amenities to make your stay enjoyable both at and away from the hotel. Within the building there lies a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and even a business center. The Four Points is very close to two golf courses as well as the beach, shuttle service is provided on a limited basis to the beach, but is always available to make trips for airport drop off/pick up. The Punta Cana Ecological Reserve is also serviced by the free shuttle and is very close as well.

Punta Cana is a beautiful part of the Dominican Republic, and with easy access to Santo Domingo via the Coral Highway the country is easy to explore. Should your destination be Punta Cana, The Four Points Sheraton is a fantastic accommodation, book cheap and easy through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).