How to Plan a Trip to the Dominican Republic? Short Travel Guide 2024

Oreuga Beach. Los Corales, Bávaro, Punta Cana

Oreuga Beach. Los Corales, Bávaro, Punta Cana

Everything Punta Cana is here with sunny warm greetings from the Dominican Republic! Even though the summer is over, the high season is approaching the Caribbean island – an ideal vacation destination throughout the year!

Feel free to visit the Dominican Republic whenever you have a chance – it will always welcome you with perfect weather, excellent accommodation and the best excursions! Not to miss anything, follow our short guide on how to book and enjoy your unique Caribbean vacation in Punta Cana:

Step 1. Choose the best destination

Punta Cana is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. Here you can check all major tourist destinations of the Dominican Republic in 2019.

Punta Cana Punta Cana area is located in the extreme east of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the most important places for the realization of tourism in the country.
Bávaro Bávaro area. The beaches of Bávaro are the best in the Caribbean/ Here you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and catamaran tours on the beaches, as well as luxury hotels.
La Romana La Romana is one of the main options for foreign tourists when choosing a destination for their holidays. La Romana has many beaches.
Altos de Chavón Altos de Chavón is an old-type Mediterranean village built on a height above the Chavón River. It is the seat of a Cultural Centre in the DR.
Saona Island Saona Island is considered as one of the most important trips or sightseeing tours of the DR. It is considered by the visitor as a natural paradise.
Catalina Island Catalina Island is a protected natural park where there are not any buildings.
Bayahibe Bayahibe is also suitable for sharing with family and friends, and is also a common place for golfers and for those who enjoy scuba diving.
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo has a main tourist area, the Colonial Zone, as well as historical monuments, of which most were built by the Spaniards who originally colonized the island.
Boca Chica Boca Chica is one of the most popular places in the Dominican Republic, due to its beach.
Samana Samaná is a small town on the island that is a popular destination for tourists mainly because of whale season.

Source: – Tourism in the Dominican Republic

Step 2. Choose and book your lodging

Depending on your needs, it may be an all-inclusive resort or a private apartment. Anyway, try to opt for centric lodging: Los Corales area in Bavaro features all touristic infrastructure near the apartments located right on the beach. They are always full! Make sure you book them in advance. You can check safe apartments here.

Step 3. Buy plane tickets

Compare prices on official airline websites and on flight booking sites, such as Expedia, TripAdvisor and many others. Round trip tickets are usually more economic than one-way tickets.

Step 4. Documents checklist

Prepare a list of all necessary documents not to forget them and be able to check if everything is on hand. Your passport, ID, and driver’s license must be always on hand. Make sure you also have two copies of each of your document. Store them in your luggage and handbag.

Step 5. Budget plan

Try to imagine each day of your trip. What will you do? Just chilling on the beach or going on excursions every other day? Your activities will determine the budget. For the most interesting activities and the best deals in the Dominican Republic, check this excursions in Punta Cana. Don’t postpone booking the excursions until the last day. If you wait too long, you may miss attractive discounts and seasonal offers.

Step 6. Pack your bags

It will be helpful to make a list of all the things you will take. Thus, you will use this checklist when packing the bags before your way back home. Don’t forget medication (if you take any), since it may be difficult to find the same drugs and buy them without prescription in local pharmacies.

Step 7. Say “adios” to daily chores

Make sure you forget about work and daily chores when on vacation. Turn on “vacation” mode on your PC and in smartphone chats. If you travel with kids or rent an apartment that requires cleaning, hire a babysitter and cleaning staff.

Hope these recommendations find you well and help you get ready for your vacation smoothly and quickly. May your Caribbean vacation be the most pleasant experience!

Contact us with any further questions you might have! We are always full of energy to arrange your Dominican vacation! Welcome to paradise!

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