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Why Punta Cana Is One Of The Top Destinations For American Travelers This Summer

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The Dominican Republic is an island in the Caribbean getting lots of attention this summer.

According to sites like Expedia, Punta Cana — the country's premier resort hotspot — is one of the best international destinations this summer.

Punta Cana has some of the bluest and most tranquil waters, top-of-the-line all-inclusive hotels, and warm tropical weather that's great for travelers looking for a beach getaway somewhere outside of the United States.

Bavaro beach in punta cana

Punta Cana is a runner-up to other destinations like Cancún, but it might be better since Punta Cana typically has more affordable amenities. 

Towns and cities like Santo Domingo and La Romana have charming amenities, like historical downtowns and fabulous eateries. Still, Punta Cana is the perfect place to relax and sit by the beach drinking a piña colada. 

Here's why Punta Cana is one of the top destinations for American travelers this summer.

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The Climate

For starters, one of the best things about The Dominican Republic is its location. Located in the middle of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, the weather is summer almost all year round, making it a perfect place to spend your summer (or winter) vacation.

You can enjoy more amenities like water sports with a tropical and warm climate. Fair warning: Summer is also the rainy season in the Caribbean, and you will run into showers here and there.

This shouldn't deter you from visiting too much since the Caribbean has a habit of disappearing rain clouds as quickly as they come.  

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The Beaches

Punta Cana's beaches are a huge draw. The beaches are less developed than other locations, giving you a more secluded, island-like feel.

The eastern part of Hispaniola, where Punta Cana is located, has tranquil, blue waters perfect for swimming and lounging.

Playa Bávaro and Playa Macao are two of the most popular beaches in the area, and they're perfect for travelers who enjoy a more tranquil space.

ariel shot of beach at punta cana, dominican republic

All-Inclusive Hotels

There are tons of all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana. Properties like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa are perfect if you're looking for a relaxed vibe that can be versatile.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has many amenities like rum tasting. They also have an incredible catamaran tour that takes you to natural pools and coral reefs within the Marina Caribe Beach Club area.

Here you can float in the natural pool surrounded by some of the bluest water you've ever seen and enjoy a rum-based cocktail. It's also great for kids since some water areas are shallow. 

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The Culture

The Dominican Republic has a deep and diverse culture, which can be seen differently depending on where you go. Many all-inclusive menus have a separate menu for authentic Dominican food.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has one specifically for their breakfast service, which is to die for. If you've never had Mangú with salami for breakfast, it's a game changer.

Music is a massive component of Dominican culture, and many of the resorts and beach clubs have some of the best bachata and merengue playing non-stop.

This is amazing since both musical genres were created on the island. 

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Finally, Punta Cana is a great affordable destination for American travelers.

Plenty of 4 and 5-star hotels in the area offer different types of experiences, so you can choose the one that's right for you.

You can find rooms for less than $150 per night (depending on timing) during the summer, which makes it an excellent option for those on a budget.

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Punta Cana is a beautiful resort town in the Dominican Republic that you should check out this summer. Its beaches are majestic, the all-inclusive options are top-notch, and the weather will be fine. 

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Sunday 30th of April 2023

No such thing as blue" water..