Category Archives: Punta Cana & La Romana

Our Search for Simplicity in Punta Cana

Macaw square

Our search for simplicity in Punta Cana began with investigating the two free public beaches, Playa Blanca and Play El Macao. If you haven’t yet discovered that there’s more to Punta Cana than All-In resorts, be sure to visit what we believe is the finest stretch of beach on all of the Dominican Republic east […]

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More to Punta Cana than All-In Resorts

Afternoon at Playa Blanca

What if there is more to Punta Cana than All-In resorts? I needed to find out. Every time I drive east toward Punta Cana on Hwy 3, which skirts along the coastline of the Caribbean Sea, I feel excitement growing in me. I love to hear the waves crashing at night when the world is […]

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Ideal Caribbean Resort in La Romana

There’s nothing quite like basking in the beauty of an ideal Caribbean resort in La Romana, specifically the Luxury Bahia Principe Bougainville, for an R&R get-away. If I were to describe the perfect Caribbean destination, this would be it. White sand beaches, blue skies, palm trees waving, crystal clean pools, a varied and delicious buffet ready any […]

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Discover Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo

16th C. house - square

For me, a perfect day begins when I take someone new to discover Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo, adjacent destinations on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Altos de Chavon is an exquisite replica of a sixteenth century Mediterranean Village that operates a little like a movie set. It’s a lovely place […]

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Ancient Aboriginal Petroglyphs and Rhinoceros-iguanas

Rhinoceros Iguana in blue

Just a few miles west of La Romana, Cave of Marvels holds ancient aboriginal petroglyphs and Rhinoceros-iguanas in pens nearby. The guide told us that Cueva de Las Maravillas is owned by the government but operated by a trust that purportedly protects from vandalism not only the stalactites and stalagmites, but also the petroglyphs. As […]

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Beautiful Resorts at Punta Cana

Palm trees & sky

The beautiful resorts at Punta Cana have it all—azure water, soft white beaches, sunshine and darkness in near equal amounts, chocolate grown and processed in the country, recreation dedicated to a multitude of interests, plus its own airport. This was our first visit to a Caribbean beach and I have to admit to the enchantment […]

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