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Holidays in Punta Cana: what do I have to know

You are in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana. This destination seems so far away but so attractive. Music plays and bachata and merengue dances are improvised on the beautiful beaches where the blue water sparkles. Colourful skirts twirl to the rhythmic notes of these warm tunes. It is then under a musical and colourful oceans that you open your eyes with a hint: to discover Punta Cana. Several questions rush through your mind; What to do in Punta Cana? Where to go stay Punta Cana for a cheap price? How to find a last minute trip in Punta Cana ?

Open your suitcase and read carefully as VeryChic answers the ultimate question: How to organize your trip to Punta Cana? We're off to the races!

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How to prepare for your trip to Punta Cana

When to go to Punta Cana?

All you can think about now is booking the next flight and hotel to Punta Cana. Not so fast! A real trip is also an organized trip! First of all, let us tell you when to leave so that you don't end up under the palm leaves with your feet in the sand. In order to avoid the dreaded rainy season, the best time to go to the beautiful Dominican Republic is between November and April, during the dry season. During this time you'll be happy to put on your sunglasses in 25-30 degrees Celsius.

You now know when to go to Punta Cana. However, this does not mean that you know the best time to go on a holiday to Punta Cana! There are plenty of festivities that exude Caribbean good cheer that you don't want to miss.

So, when you're planning your last minute stay in Punta Cana:

  • You will be able to proudly wear the colours of Santo Domingo during the Carnival
  • You will be able to celebrate with the locals on February 27
  • You can vibrate at the merengue festival

A multitude of adventures await you in this beautiful land of the Caraïbes. So grab your diary and circle your ideal holiday period according to our expert travel advice. Stay tuned for future recommendations!


What to pack in your suitcase

You have solved the first and not the least difficult problem of knowing when to visit Punta Cana, now open your suitcase and listen to us with all your attention!

The first thing our experts advise, if you're worried that your high school Spanish lessons won't pay off, would be to take along a small language manual telling you the simplest phrases. This will reassure you. Of course, if you opt for a luxury travel to Punta Cana, the staff will be able to address you in English and even in French!

Next, let's move on to your essential accessory: your passport! You will need to have a valid passport. The good news is that in addition to making a trip to paradise possible, this paradise does not require a visa! Simply a tourist card that you can buy when you enter the territory (about ten euros).

Let's move on to the next step, which will bring you closer to the beautiful white sandy beaches: the sun cream! It will become your best friend, believe us. On the contrary, to get rid of your enemies, don't forget a mosquito spray which could be very useful. A trip to the doctor to check that all your vaccinations are up to date won't hurt either. Finally, the local currency is the Dominican peso, but the US dollar is strongly accepted!

And now it's up to you to choose your best swimming costumes, shirts, dresses, linen trousers and other clothes you've been waiting to wear for so long! Zip ! Sunglasses on your nose you are almost ready to stick! Now it's time to choose your cosy nest for your fabulous stay in Punta Cana



Where to stay on your trip to Punta Cana

On a land populated by golden grains and crystal clear water, bordered by tall palm trees, it is impossible to imagine spending the day away from the sea … Especially when you visualise your luxury travel in Punta Cana while browsing VeryChic offers! By typing in hotels in Punta Cana, you'll find great resorts that advertise All Inclusive Punta Cana hotels and resorts, which sometimes combine with Adults Only. Were you planning to relax? Here you will be able to experience true serenity. 

Swimming costumes and light clothing will be the order of the day for all the activities that await you. In your beautiful resort, an incredible array of activities are on offer.

After this moment of relaxation, you can't miss a magnificent sunset on one of the magnificent beaches of Punta Cana. The colours melt away to make way for the brilliant moon before spending a night under the canvas of your all-inclusive hotel.

On the beautiful coast of Bávaro Punta Cana, a must-see will remain the discovery of the important coral barrier and its impressive sea bed. You will be amazed by its fauna and flora during your diving trips to Punta Cana, accompanied by PADI certified centres. To admire the landscapes of this terrestrial paradise, you can also organise a game of golf at Punta Cana by taking advantage of the 18 holes of the Iberostar Punta Cana for example. A clever way to combine sport and nature!

On an ever-sporty note, you can throw down the gauntlet for a game of volleyball on Cabeza de Toro beach at Be Live Collection Punta Cana.

On your trip to Punta Cana, there will be no room for boredom as you take in the many other activities; So you're signing up for that dance class you've been looking forward to since you arrived?



What to visit in Punta Cana ?

What places should you not miss during your stay in Punta Cana ?

If your traveler's heart decides to explore the area around your cocoon of refuge, you can climb aboard extraordinary adventures and discover local specialties and Dominican culture.

It's a great way to get to know the Dominican people. To discover another village that will take you back in time, you stop at Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched on a rock overlooking the Chavón River. With its cobbled streets, stone walls, stone buildings and a fountain in the centre of the square, every detail transports you through the past history of these lands.

And if you are a big lover of white beaches then you will enjoy walking on the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana:

  • La Playa De Las Aguilas, Barahona
  • La Playa Coson, Las Terrenas
  • The Beaches Of Bavaro; Punta Cana
  • La Playa Rincon, péninsule de Samana
  • Canto De La Playa, on the De Saona island



How to discover the local culture during your stay in Punta Cana ?

In your cultural quest, you step off your buggy after a delightful ride, to observe a local skill: cigar making. Your nose is overwhelmed by different smells that surprise you with each new note. You go down into the cellars to admire how the locals roll the dried tobacco leaves and make these famous cigars.

Then, you find yourself in front of the coffee and cocoa plantations. Passionate, you ask yourself how the harvest is carried out and get all your answers from the locals. Green coffees, even coffee trees, and a little further on, cocoa trees offer themselves to you. Young bushes are covered with pods at different levels of maturity and huge mango and banana trees grow in a lush green jungle. You will be captivated by this exceptional place.