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Andrea’s Punta Cana guidebook

Andrea

Andrea’s Punta Cana guidebook

Eat like a local
These are my favorite restaurants in Cap Cana, Punta Cana and Bavaro.
Beach restaurant with pools just 15 minutes walking from the villa. Beautiful sunset spot!
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locals recommend
Api Beach Club And Restaurant
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locals recommend
Beach restaurant with pools just 15 minutes walking from the villa. Beautiful sunset spot!
New trendy restaurant in the Fishing Lodge, 5 minutes by car. One of the best cuisines in the area!
Barbudo Restaurant
New trendy restaurant in the Fishing Lodge, 5 minutes by car. One of the best cuisines in the area!
Beach restaurant with chill out vibes. Local favorite: Fried mahi mahi with yaniqueque.
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locals recommend
Little John at Juanillo Beach
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locals recommend
Beach restaurant with chill out vibes. Local favorite: Fried mahi mahi with yaniqueque.
Locals after-work spot and weekend dining out. Djs, jazz and live music usually every week.
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locals recommend
La Cava Kitchen and Bar
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locals recommend
Locals after-work spot and weekend dining out. Djs, jazz and live music usually every week.
High end design restaurant inspired by Juan Luis Guerra, delicious international cuisine, the best option for fun night outs!
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locals recommend
Bachata Rosa Punta Cana
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locals recommend
High end design restaurant inspired by Juan Luis Guerra, delicious international cuisine, the best option for fun night outs!
Breakfast, lunch and coffee spot in las canas comercial plaza, Cap Cana. Must try: Dominican breakfast
Cafeína Coffee House
Breakfast, lunch and coffee spot in las canas comercial plaza, Cap Cana. Must try: Dominican breakfast
One of the best cuisines in punta cana. Must definitely go.
Acentos Bistro
One of the best cuisines in punta cana. Must definitely go.
Mexican restaurant. One of Bavaro locals' favorite spot for lunch or dinner, with ocasional live music bands and djs.
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locals recommend
Wacamole
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locals recommend
Mexican restaurant. One of Bavaro locals' favorite spot for lunch or dinner, with ocasional live music bands and djs.
Lunch spot in Puntacana village.
Gourmet Market
Lunch spot in Puntacana village.
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locals recommend
La Yola
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locals recommend
Mediterraneo Restaurant
Bamboo at Tortuga Bay
La Palapa
Things to do
Places and attractions around Punta Cana that are worth a visit!
It is a forest reserve that has twelve freshwater lagoons and other attractions like zoo petting, sugar cane exhibit and iguana habitat. Located in Puntacana, a must visit for nature lovers! For more information: http://www.puntacana.org/environment/indigenous-eyes-ecological-park-reserve
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locals recommend
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve
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locals recommend
It is a forest reserve that has twelve freshwater lagoons and other attractions like zoo petting, sugar cane exhibit and iguana habitat. Located in Puntacana, a must visit for nature lovers! For more information: http://www.puntacana.org/environment/indigenous-eyes-ecological-park-reserve
Los Establos is an equestrian center, beautifully designed, where you can take jumping or polo classes, or simply visit the horses at the stables! It also has a restaurant, game room and equestrian shop. If you like horses like me, you'll love this place! It is located in Cap Cana, near Scape Park.
Los Establos, Ciudad Ecuestre
Los Establos is an equestrian center, beautifully designed, where you can take jumping or polo classes, or simply visit the horses at the stables! It also has a restaurant, game room and equestrian shop. If you like horses like me, you'll love this place! It is located in Cap Cana, near Scape Park.
Scape park is a natural theme park located in Cap Cana with a variety of attractions, including Hoyo Azul hidden cenote with mesmerizing turquoise waters, zip lining, cave expeditions & a beach.
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locals recommend
Scape Park
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locals recommend
Scape park is a natural theme park located in Cap Cana with a variety of attractions, including Hoyo Azul hidden cenote with mesmerizing turquoise waters, zip lining, cave expeditions & a beach.
Galerias Puntacana is the heart of Punta Cana/Cap Cana area. It is here where you can find the best restaurants, El Nacional supermarket, local goods stores like Yauya from the Fundacion Grupo Puntacana, beauty salon Bana, home goods stores like Sea Side and One, design and construction finishings services like Maestrosol Caribe, Crafto and La Cuisine Appliances, among other things. This is where locals go, live and work. Also, there is an organic market 2 saturday's a month, where you can find local produces and products made in the dominican republic.
10
locals recommend
Galerias Puntacana
10
locals recommend
Galerias Puntacana is the heart of Punta Cana/Cap Cana area. It is here where you can find the best restaurants, El Nacional supermarket, local goods stores like Yauya from the Fundacion Grupo Puntacana, beauty salon Bana, home goods stores like Sea Side and One, design and construction finishings services like Maestrosol Caribe, Crafto and La Cuisine Appliances, among other things. This is where locals go, live and work. Also, there is an organic market 2 saturday's a month, where you can find local produces and products made in the dominican republic.
Playa blanca is a popular beach destination amongst locals and tourists, for its crystalline clear waters and great restaurant, it is located right next to the Westin Resort in Puntacana. Also very popular for its kitesurfing school. Perfect place to lunch, swim and watch the day go by! Local tip: go during weekdays, as weekends tend to be more crowded.
39
locals recommend
Playa Blanca
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locals recommend
Playa blanca is a popular beach destination amongst locals and tourists, for its crystalline clear waters and great restaurant, it is located right next to the Westin Resort in Puntacana. Also very popular for its kitesurfing school. Perfect place to lunch, swim and watch the day go by! Local tip: go during weekdays, as weekends tend to be more crowded.
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locals recommend
Macao
11
locals recommend
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locals recommend
Soles Chill Out Bar
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locals recommend
Designed by a notorious Spanish architectural firm, Fishing Lodge is a beautiful destination with restaurants, markets, and has one of the best sunset views in the area. It is located in Cap Cana, on the opposite side of the Marina.
Fishing Lodge Cap Cana
Designed by a notorious Spanish architectural firm, Fishing Lodge is a beautiful destination with restaurants, markets, and has one of the best sunset views in the area. It is located in Cap Cana, on the opposite side of the Marina.
Juanillo beach is a beautiful white sands beach with clear crystalline water located in Cap Cana.
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locals recommend
Little John at Juanillo Beach
23
locals recommend
Juanillo beach is a beautiful white sands beach with clear crystalline water located in Cap Cana.
Wellness and sports
Spas, sports schools and sports park in the area, loved by both locals and tourists!
Six Senses Spa at Puntacana Resort & Club
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
Macao Surf Camp
Punta Cana Kite
Aqua Park Punta Cana
Culture exploration
Cultural places and day trips from Punta Cana
Fundación Grupo Puntacana
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locals recommend
Altos de Chavon
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locals recommend
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locals recommend
Zona Colonial
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locals recommend
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locals recommend
Montaña Redonda
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locals recommend
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locals recommend
Basilica Nuestra Señora De La Altagracia
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locals recommend
Playa Costa Esmeralda
Punta Cana's nightlife
Fully immerse in the Dominican culture by trying to party like a local! We are internationally known for our beers (Presidente), rums (Barcelo, Brugal), special brew (mamajuana), and obviously our music (merengue, bachata, dembow). Discover part of our culture in this selection of bars and clubs in Punta Cana.
For a more local and chill night out, opt for La Cava in Galerias Puntacana. Every friday a dj plays until 1 am. Some weekdays they have jazz or other live music activities. For more information, check out their instagram account: @lacavakb
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locals recommend
La Cava Kitchen and Bar
9
locals recommend
For a more local and chill night out, opt for La Cava in Galerias Puntacana. Every friday a dj plays until 1 am. Some weekdays they have jazz or other live music activities. For more information, check out their instagram account: @lacavakb
Imagine is a night club inside a natural cave formation with real bats flying in the entryway! Opens at 11 pm and closes around 4 am, this is the best place to experience and dance away latin as well as international music.
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locals recommend
Imagine Punta Cana
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locals recommend
Imagine is a night club inside a natural cave formation with real bats flying in the entryway! Opens at 11 pm and closes around 4 am, this is the best place to experience and dance away latin as well as international music.
97
locals recommend
Coco Bongo Punta Cana
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locals recommend
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locals recommend
Onno's Punta Cana / Bavaro
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locals recommend
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locals recommend
Wacamole
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locals recommend
Galerias Puntacana is the heart of the Puntacana Village. Stores to shop: -Santa Paloma at Turquesa: Beautiful handmade clothing pieces and accessories from Colombia. -Yauya: This store is by the Fundación Grupo Puntacana. The handbags are made by women in Veron, as a way of living, and are made with recycled plastic bags. Here, you can also find top quality honey products made the foundation. -One Concept Store: In this store you can find home goods and gifts. -Sea side: Inspired by sea living, beautiful imported home goods store. Stores are usually open until 6 or 7 pm Monday - Saturday
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locals recommend
Galerias Puntacana
10
locals recommend
Galerias Puntacana is the heart of the Puntacana Village. Stores to shop: -Santa Paloma at Turquesa: Beautiful handmade clothing pieces and accessories from Colombia. -Yauya: This store is by the Fundación Grupo Puntacana. The handbags are made by women in Veron, as a way of living, and are made with recycled plastic bags. Here, you can also find top quality honey products made the foundation. -One Concept Store: In this store you can find home goods and gifts. -Sea side: Inspired by sea living, beautiful imported home goods store. Stores are usually open until 6 or 7 pm Monday - Saturday
Bluemall is the largest mall in the area. It has international stores like Zara, Zara Home, L'Occitane, Nike, Under armor, Swarovski, Desigual, Parfois, Superga. Other local stores to shop: Handmade: Beautiful handmade jewelry with materials Larimar (Produced in DR only), amber, silver, and gold. Merci: International beachwear brands like Mara Hoffman. Cappucchine: Eccentric beachwear and colombian swimwear collections. KB: Dominican jewelry chain store and beach accessories.
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locals recommend
BlueMall Puntacana
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locals recommend
Bluemall is the largest mall in the area. It has international stores like Zara, Zara Home, L'Occitane, Nike, Under armor, Swarovski, Desigual, Parfois, Superga. Other local stores to shop: Handmade: Beautiful handmade jewelry with materials Larimar (Produced in DR only), amber, silver, and gold. Merci: International beachwear brands like Mara Hoffman. Cappucchine: Eccentric beachwear and colombian swimwear collections. KB: Dominican jewelry chain store and beach accessories.
Oscar de la Renta store inside boutique hotel Tortuga Bay in Puntacana.
Tortuga Bay at Punta Cana Resort & Club
Oscar de la Renta store inside boutique hotel Tortuga Bay in Puntacana.
If you are interested in taking local Dominican goods back home, you can shop at the airport, but not at the duty free! There are stores called Punta Cana Para Ti, which is a gift shop that specializes in selling rums, cigars, handbags, and other handmade goods by local crafts to support local economy.
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locals recommend
Punta Cana International Airport
Km. 45 Carretera Higuey-Punta Cana
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locals recommend
If you are interested in taking local Dominican goods back home, you can shop at the airport, but not at the duty free! There are stores called Punta Cana Para Ti, which is a gift shop that specializes in selling rums, cigars, handbags, and other handmade goods by local crafts to support local economy.