The lapping ocean waves and the rhythms of merengue are Punta Cana’s soundtrack, complementing a laid-back island culture that welcomes you from the moment of arrival. Take a walk on the wild side with cave exploring, world-class snorkeling, zip-lining, whale watching and catamaran rides. Explore wildlife preserves and ecological parks, swim with dolphins and sea lions, or speedboat over to Isla Saona with a stop at a sand bar for a swim in starfish-filled waters.
History reigns here, too, in the form of 15th century villages, basilicas and colonial-era ruins. The capital of Santo Domingo is a showcase of colonial architecture including the first cathedral in the Americas, Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. Take a romantic stroll through the Colonial Quarters and enjoy the grace of the oldest city in The New World. Easy access gets you here worry-free and on time, just 35 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport and 75 minutes from La Romana International Airport.