- Never place essential medications in checked baggage. If your luggage is lost or does not arrive on time, you will face some headaches getting refills.
- US dollars or Dominican Pesos are preferred currencies. Canadian dollars or Euros and Sterling are accepted but you don’t get the best exchange rate. Never change money at the Punta Cana Airport, as you will lose a lot in the exchange and service charge. It is good to bring a few $1.00 bills for tipping as it is hard to get change and all ATM machines dispense Pesos and don’t be fooled by the $ sign as it is Used to represent Dominican Pesos.
- Bring ample Sunscreen for your stay because you will pay double or triple the price compare to back home.
- Drink lots of water to avoid getting dehydrated, which can happen quickly. All the resorts and restaurant use purified bottled water and ice. Avoid the tap water.
- Credit cards are not accepted everywhere due to the high fees. Banks here charge retailers, however many restaurants and shops will take Visa or Mastercard. Let your financial institution know you are traveling to the Dominican Republic before you leave. Travelers Checks are only accepted at banks so don’t bother.
- Upon arrival at your hotel room, use the safety deposit box for your passport, as you should not carry it around except if you need it to go to a bank for cash.
- Men should bring at least 1 or 2 long pants and closed shoes, which are mandatory if you go to dine at night in the a la carte restaurants.
- Only use licensed taxi and request the rate sheet or book online using trip advisor to help you with your choice.
- Don’t rely on the weather network as YES; it will rain everyday for 10 to 20 minutes. Remember you are in the tropics where the weather can change in 10 minutes. Seldom do we have bad weather all day so count on lots of sun during your stay.
Welcome to our information page, which will provide an insight to the diverse nature of Punta Cana. We are located on the beautiful Bavaro Beach Between Barcelo Palace Resort and Ifa Villas Bavaro in the heart of Punta Cana. For early risers the day begins at 6 am as one can see the amazing sunrise that lights up the sky in brilliant red and orange colors. You will see the local night spear fishermen bring their catch ashore consisting of Snapper, Conch, Squid and other varieties of reef fish.
By 7 am the beach comes alive as all the workers prepare the boats for daily excursions. At 8:00 am the Deep-sea fishing boats load their guests on board and head outside the natural reef, which protects Bavaro Beach in hopes of landing a Big Blue Marlin – Mahi Mahi – Bonith or even Baracuda.
At 9:00 am visitors arrive from various resorts to board our catamaran, Party Boat or Glass bottom Boat for a 3 or 4 hours of snorkeling, sightseeing excursion on the turquoise Caribbean water for fun and relaxation. These excursions depart 2 to 3 times daily. By 10 am the beach id full of Joggers, sunbathers and guests, swimming in our calm and warm water or just trolling along miles of white sandy beachfront. If you desire, you can visit the Poseidon Restaurant right on the beach to sample local or international cuisine. Featuring fresh grilled fish or Caribbean lobster. As patron, you can enjoy the rest of the day on their lounge bed sipping on a batida, a blend of fresh tropical fruit or the famous Dominican Pina Colada created here years ago bar a young Bartender in Santo Domingo.
The rest of the day can be spent enjoying the warm gentle breezes while working on your tan and of course listening to some good Batchatta, Salsa, and Reggae Music playing in the background. There are always activities taking place on the Bavaro Beach such as Parasailing, Banana Boat, Speed Boat, Kite Flying. Always have in mind that we can help you with all your excursions and make your stay with us a memorable experience.
By 6:00 pm the beach starts to calm down as people return to their room to get ready for dinner in one of the several restaurants located in the resorts. Then, it is an evening of entertainment in the open-air theaters offering live shows or dancing at the disco until 4:00 am. The next day we start again ensuring visitors can enjoy what Punta Cana has to offer. Please write your comment or request information on travelling to Dominican Republic & Punta Cana. Thank you for your time and interest.