When looking for a beach getaway that is not going to break your budget, think about booking cheap flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Although this area has been a popular destination for Europeans for some time, the resort is now capturing the attention of American travelers. Situated on the eastern end of the Dominican Republic, it lies in the subtropical climate zone and has an average temperature of 86 degrees F and little rain.
Punta Cana has about 30 miles of pure white sand beaches, which are visible from the air during a flight to Punta Cana. The beaches are divided into six separate areas and they all offer various activities. Those loving water sports will find this their dream destination, with kayaking, riding in glass-bottom boats, snorkeling and sport fishing available. The more experienced scuba divers can explore nearby shipwrecks as well as underwater volcanic caves.
The Spanish and Dominican cultures have inspired some of the most interesting architecture in Punta Cana. One can find examples of 15th century basilicas and other colonial-era ruins in this area. Nearby, in San Rafael Del Yuma, is Ponce de Leon’s Fortress, one of the more popular attractions.
There are many opportunities available for those looking for unique experiences after resting from their Punta Cana flights. These include activities such as exploring caves, zip-lining and visiting ecological parks and wildlife preserves. The Manati Park is popular for its iguanas, sea lions, flamingos and dolphins as well as its dancing horses.
Visitors looking for items unique to this area can find objects made from local amber and blue larimar stones on exhibit in various shops in the area. Casinos are available for those who enjoy gambling, perhaps making use of the money saved from taking a cheap flight to Punta Cana. After sunset, Punta Cana’s nightspots come alive.
Those looking for a getaway spot, free from the hassle of city life, will hit the jackpot when they take cheap flights to Punta Cana. The only problem they might encounter is trying to leave this resort when it is time to return to real life.