Your Punta Cana resort is likely to going to be amazing, and the swim up bars and beach side lounge chairs tend to have a mysterious magnetic pull that tend to keep you there all day. You must resist! The Dominican Republic is a vibrant country, full of colorful tropical landscapes, amazing beaches, and wonderful traditional products. You can’t come to Punta Cana and not venture out to see what Punta Cana has to offer. You won’t regret it and the resort is sure to be there when you get back.
If you want an authentic view of the Dominican countryside, but don’t really want to deal with a large group of tourists, the Punta Cana Jeep Safari Tour might be just the ticket. You get to drive your own Jeep which gives you a sense of control and adventure, but you still get the benefit of having great guides that bring the sights to life you along the way. Read More→
Nov 2014 – Wow! A small pod of Orcas (Killer whales) have been spotted off shore near Saona Island on the south coast of the Dominican Republic! We’ve never heard of Killer whales being seen here before. What an amazing sight to have seen! The boat captain in the video below sounds a little anxious though LOL.
Your vacation to Punta Cana is sure to be filled with gorgeous beaches and luxurious resorts, but if you are traveling to the island between January 20 and March 20, you are in for a special treat. The Dominican Republic has one of the largest and the best Humpback breeding sanctuaries in the world, making the Punta Cana Whale Watching Tour one of best ways to see these whales!
If that is not enough reason to convince you that this is a trip you can’t afford to miss here are 5 more excellent reasons: Read More→
Today’s coconut trivia:
Coconut water is a workable short-term substitute for human blood plasma! It was positively tested as emergency intravenous fluid back in the 50’s.
Coconut fired carbon (made from burnt coconut husks) has excellent filtering properties for toxic substances. It was used in World War I gas masks and more recently to clean up radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
Globally there are over 1,300 different types of coconut.
Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year. 10 times the number of folk killed by sharks.
Excessive consumption of coconut water may, in some individuals, have a laxative effect. Watch out after your 20th piña colada!
Here’s a short video showing coconut harvesting in the Dominican countryside (campo)….
A brightly painted Tap Tap, as seen on the streets of La Romana on the south coast of the Dominican Republic… Tap Taps are the Haitian version of the DR’s gua gua ie. public transport. FYI the DR shares the island of Hipaniola with neighbouring Haiti, which occupies the western portion. Haiti’s capital Port au Prince is about 400 miles west of Punta Cana. Read More→