"The New Caribbean" Click Here for Punta Cana Resorts
On the eastern most coast of the Dominican Republic lies Punta Cana, a growing area complete with its own airport, surrounded by a beautiful countryside at the heart of some of the best stretches of beachfront in the world. With nearly 40 miles of unbroken beaches lining the coast, perfect shores are never far away.
As a vacation destination, Punta Cana is relatively new. The oldest hotel was built in 1985, with 90% of them built after 1995. Local regulations permit hotels to be built only as high as the tallest palm tree, helping to preserve the natural atmosphere and tropical ambiance of its pristine white sand coastlines.
In an effort to maintain the stunning beauty of its wildlife areas, Punta Cana has put a priority on its ecological efforts. Forming part of the Coconut Coast, many resorts feature walking paths through coconut mangroves complete with natural springs and mangrove forests.
|Kon-Tiki Party Raft-Rock n Roll
Discover the real Caribbean on our double-decker party boat and cruise the spectacular coast and white sandy beaches of Bavaro. Wind in your hair, a cocktail in your hand, enjoy the ride to Buccaneers Reef and the best snorkeling in Punta Cana. Great music and great atmosphere guarantee a great day of action and fun. Tour includes: Open bar and snacks. Approximately 5 hours from only $50.00 pp plus taxes.
Live your dreams in the James Bond style! Our exhilarating speedboats will power through the crystal clear waters on Bavaro's most spectacular adventure. Great snorkeling experience, too! Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment. Full Day
|Altos De Chavon-Incredible Trip!
Spend a leisure day with a visit to the towns of Higuey and a La Ramana. Experience Altos de Chavon, a recreated 16th century artisan village with restaurants, museums, a church and shops all at the top of the mesmerizing Chavon River. Ride up the Chavon River; make a brief stop at the cigar factory. Tour includes: Lunch at a nice riverside restaurant and soft drink. Full Day from only $55.00 pp plus tax.
| Golfing In Puna Cana
Golf is available at three 18 hole Golf Courses. The two most popular are the Cocotal Golf Club and Punta Cana Golf Club. Both of the courses in roundtrip transportation, 18 holes and Golf Cart. Club rental is available at both courses and range from $105.00 to $115.00 per bag. In addition at Cocotal Golf Course is the driving range with a bucket of balls and one bottle of water.
Travel to and from Punta Cana uses the Punta Cana Airport.
Departure taxes are generally $20.00 U.S.; $10 Tourist Card paid up ariival into Punta Cana.
Rental Cars: You must be at least 25 years old to rent a car, and you'll need a valid driver's license from your home country or an international driving permit. Although we do not recommend renting a car, car rentals are available for approximately $50 - $65 per day. Several internationally recognized companies (I.e. Hertz, Avis and Budget) operate in competition with many local operators. The latter usually offer customers substantially lower prices, but could be a source of problems in case of accidents. Insurance is relatively expensive, collision-damage waiver is essential if you don't want to pay for the full value of repairs for damages in cases of accident. Be sure to check that there is adequate coverage if you rent from the local operators and that there is a spare tire and jack for repairs.
The currency in Punta Cana is the The Dominican Peso. Exchange rates vary. As ofs 02/01/05 30 pesos = $1.
Required Proof of Citizenship: Valid U.S. passport, or a state issued birth certificate with raised seal and photo ID backup, along with a $10 tourist card which you purchase upon arrival.
Traveling with minors: Children under 14 years of age are not required to have photo identification when traveling with parents.
Tips: A 23% gov't tax is added to all bills, including a 10% service charge. All hotel and restaurant taxes and tips are included in Apple Vacations All-Inclusive Vacations.