Punta Cana – Excursions from Cabarete, Part 8

Punta Cana – Excursions from Cabarete, Part 8

Punta Cana is part of the newly created Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district in La Altagracia, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The area is best known for its beaches and golf courses and it has been a popular tourist destination since the 1970s.

Punta Cana has 12 professional golf courses that were built in 1991, from designers such as Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo and Nick Price. Punta Espada, along with Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo figure among the very first 50 best golf courses in the world.

Many other tourist facilities and attractions have been established in the area, catering to the large international market. Watersports are well catered for, with diving and boat trips available. One of the most popular tours is to Saona Island (also known by its Taíno name Adamanai) located about 100 km west, which is popular for scuba diving.

Apparently, Punta Cana is listed 79 in the top 100 places to visit before you die. Cabarete is surely up there too! Visit the Dominican Republic and see for yourself!