Punta Cana
Cortecito Beach which includes a sandy beach

Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean is a buzzing resort home to palm-lined beaches, great nightlife, chic retail, and sporting adventures in and out of the water.

Bavaro is one of the most-loved vacation destinations of the Dominican Republic. Set on the island’s East Coast, it forms part of the beguiling Coconut Coast with world-famous Punta Cana. Visit Bavaro to bask in miles of white-sand beaches and dabble in varied watersports. Enjoy up-close encounters with marine wildlife, play golf and make the most of the first-rate amenities of all-inclusive hotels.

Pack your swimming gear and prepare for a day at the resort’s collection of idyllic beaches. Arena Gorda

Beach, Bavaro Beach and Cortecito Beach are all popular sun-soaked spots. Splash around in warm waters, go kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and surfing and dine at sea-facing bars.

Offshore, the shipwrecks of El Astron and Enriquillo RM-22 present outstanding scuba diving opportunities. Many all-inclusive hotels operate their own snorkeling and diving tours and offer equipment rentals. Head to Bavaro Lagoon for boating, bird watching and fishing. Bahia Scouts Water Park has pools and waterslides geared toward younger children. Fly above the jungle canopy of the Anamuya Mountains on a zip-line at Canopy Adventures.

The Dominican Republic is a world-famous golfing destination. Play beneath clear blue skies at Cocotal Golf and Country Club, Iberostar Golf Course and Punta Blanca Golf Club.

If shopping is on the itinerary then head to Palma Real Shopping Village for art galleries, brandname stores and craft boutiques in a courtyard setting. Reserve some energy for nighttime entertainment at cabaret bars, casinos and Las Vegas-style nightclubs.

Reach Bavaro by flying to Punta Cana International Airport from major cities across Europe and the United States. Most hotels offer complimentary transfers to and from the airport. With a consistently mild climate and average sea temperatures above 77 F (25 C), this is a true year-round beach getaway.

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