#102 best destination in the world

 

Bávaro, Punta Cana

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Best time to travel: March-May
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Area of beach resorts in Punta Cana, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean
  • Palm trees back a wide beach, and a long coral reef creates calm waters
  • Golf resorts dot the inland area, while vendors at Plaza Bávaro sell handicrafts

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, La Romana

Best time to travel: Jan-April, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Private luxury resort opened in La Romana, almost 50 years ago, as the first resort in the Dominican Republic
  • Renowned as one of the best golf resorts in the world
  • The resort contains restaurants, a marina, equestrian center featuring polo, shooting course, shopping, and three private white sand beaches

Catalina Island

Best time to travel: Jan-April, Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland near La Altagracia and La Romana
  • It is an occasional destination for cruise ships on Caribbean routes

Altos de Chavón, La Romana

Best time to travel: Jan-April, Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Re-creation of a 16th century Mediterranean–style village, located in the city of La Romana
  • It hosts a cultural center, an archeological museum, and an amphitheater

Cayo Levantado, Samaná Bay

Best time to travel: April
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Island in Samaná Bay, noted for its five-star hotel of the Grand Bahia Principe chain, located on the island

Playa Rincón, Samaná

Best time to travel: Feb-April, July
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Bright white sand stretching for over 3 miles at this famous beach with turquoise waters

Macao Beach, La Altagracia

Best time to travel: July-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Public beach located in the province La Altagracia, popular among locals and visitors for its white sands, clear waters and those who seek some adventure since this is a popular destiny for buggy and four wheels riders and surfers
  • This is one of the only beaches of the Dominican Republic apt for surfing