Adventure in the tropical forests of the Dominican Republic is just a quick ride away to the magnificent underground tunnels of Fun Fun Cave. Nestled in the Los Haitises National Park, these landmark treasures wind 65 feet underground and make some of the best exploring in the region (hence the name). Filled with West Indian rock art and the requisite cavernous stalagmite and stalactite mounds, an eerie repel to the base, a day spent learning about the history of the region, and a dip in the accompanying river allow this National Park live up to its name.
The unrivaled beaches of Punta Cana focus on Bavaro, the home of resort vacations in the Dominican Republic.
Most of Punta Cana’s resort hotels cluster around the long stretch of white sand Bavaro Beach (or Playa Bavaro) and its small collection of shopping plazas.
Along with its aquamarine waters and sandy beaches, Bavaro has world-class golf courses and offshore reef diving sites.
The sandy beaches of Saona island are a highlight of a visit to Parque Nacional del Este, along with the tropical moist forest and limestone karst landscape of the mainland.
The range of biodiversity preserved in this park is incredible, including more than 570 species of plants and 163 species of birds.
Much of this habitat is found in the mangroves fringing the peninsula and the sea grasses wafting in the water. The offshore coral reefs are popular with divers.