If you are looking for a paradise on earth; Bavaro beach in
Cana can get very close to it. Located on the east side of the
Dominican Republic, Bavaro is known to be a prime spot for all those
that are in need of a break from their daily lives. It could be considered as one of the best beaches in Dominican Republic. Bavaro has
everything that anyone wishing for relaxation is looking for. As soon
as you see the beach in Bavaro; you will understand why so many people
come to this area every year.
The combination of long stretches of snow white sand, clear
waters and high quality resorts where you get your every need met is
something that cannot be overlooked.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that Punta Cana and the Bavaro area are one and the same. That’s not exactly right, Bavaro is located north of Punta Cana. The general area of Bavaro extends from Cabeza de Toro all the way to the north just before getting to Macao beach.
The specific area of Punta Cana stretches from Cabeza de Toro
all the way to the south to the Punta Cana Beach Resort. The coastal
area of Bavaro has more than 10 km. So there is more than enough beach
for all visitors to enjoy. In any case people commonly refer to the
southeast coast of the Dominican Republic that consists of Bavaro and
Punta Cana as the area of Punta Cana.
Depending from your departure point you can get to Bavaro in a
reasonable amount time. If you arrive at the Punta Cana International
Airport you can get there in approximately 25 to 35 minutes by car or
bus; from Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo it can take easily
about 4 hours to get to Bavaro; if you are in La Romana Airport getting
there might take up to 2 hours. The ideal path of course is from the
Punta Cana airport if you just want to start enjoying the Bavaro
beach area as soon as possible.
There is so much to do at Bavaro you won’t have time to enjoy all it has to offer. First things first which is a visit to the Bavaro beach. The water at the beach is simply breathtaking; you won’t be able to resist the temptation to just jump in it. If you like snorkeling and scuba diving; the coral reef near the shore is the place to be. One of the main benefits of the reef is that it serves as a natural barrier. It can break the big waves creating swimming conditions which are appropriate for small children to play near the shore.
The reef is over 30 km long and is the largest near the island.
Besides exploring the marine life there are other alternatives to have fun at the beach. You can choose to go kayaking, parasailing, go on a jet ski and even windsurf.
All inclusive resorts are another important part of the Bavaro experience.
Some of the hotels that offer comfortable accommodations and exceptional service located at the Bavaro beach are: the Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Barcelo Bavaro Palace and Iberostar Bavaro. There is so much to do at the beach: you can take a break at the shore with your favorite refreshing drink, bathe in the refreshing waters or go to an adventurous excursion.
The possibilities for a great time at Punta Cana are almost endless; the fishing charters are simply incredible even if you have never done it before. There are also catamaran trips to exotic locations such as Isla Saona and Isla Catalina. Traveling in helicopter and gaze at the everlasting stretches of white sand is a thrill like no other, the marinarium is the place to go if you have children that are curious about exploring the depths of the sea and a trip to Dolphin Island is recommended for all those that love watching well trained dolphins.