The Dominican Republic is the top travel destination in the Caribbean. Travelers love the country for its year round weather, great beaches, world class excursions and golfing, and affordability. While there are many must see cities in the Dominican Republic, including Samana, Puerto Plata, and the capital Santo Domingo, Punta Cana is surely one of the most visited destinations on the island.
Punta Cana is situated in La Altagracia, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. It has been included in numerous world class travel destination lists, including ranking number 79 out of 100 on UCLAâ€™s top 100 places to see before you die. Punta Cana has something for everyone. Here we will take a look at Punta Canaâ€™s top beach and golf attractions.
Barvaro Beach is loved by everyone who visits it. The turquoise water is warm year round, making this beach perfect for all kinds of activities from wading and swimming, to taking a run on the beach, to sunbathing. Barvaro Beach is the most popular beach in all of Punta Cana due to its size, the beach stretches for miles and miles, and the fact that the government meticulously keeps the beach clean. We consider Barvaro Beach a must see when visiting Punta Cana.
Macao Beach is known as more of a â€œlocalsâ€ beach, though plenty of tourists visit it. The beach is known as a great place for boogie boarding and surfing â€“ so bring your board when you go to Macao Beach. The waters at Macao Beach always leave visitors in awe, due to its awesome turquoise color and clarity.
Punta Espada Golf Course
If you are a golfer, you have probably already heard of Punta Espada Golf Course. Rated by Golfweek magazine as the best golf course in all of the Caribbean and Mexico, Punta Espada is situated adjacent to the sea. The contrast between the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and the golf green is absolutely breathtaking. Punta Espada is a world class par 72 course, and was actually the site of the Cap Cana Championship – the inaugural PGA Tourâ€™s Champions Tour which was held in April 2008.
Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club
The Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club was created by leading designer P. B. Dye. The golf green features 6,897 yards of Supreme Paspalum grass, which is a beautiful green grass perfect for the Caribbean environment. The management of the club is very attentive to their clientâ€™s every need, down the smallest detail. This has resulted in Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club being ranked #5 on TripAdvisor.comâ€™s top Punta Cana attractions list.