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Tourists who come to the area maybe unaware that Punta Cana is specifically the name of the area to the south of the airport where the very first hotel was built. Most of today’s resorts are actually in Read More→

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Oct
14

Coconuts

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Coconut man on Punta Cana’s Macao Beach

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)….

Categories : Dining, Dominicana
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Haitian Tap Tap

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→

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punta cana catamaran combo trip

Here’s a full day Catamaran trip in Punta Cana with some unique extras included. This excursion will let you wallow in complete relaxation AND get your adrenaline pumping!

Set sail from Punta Cana Marina and explore the exquisite private beaches and grounds south of the airport. Read More→

Categories : Beaches, Things to do
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punta cana view from your sunlounger

Just another beautiful Punta Cana view – this time from your sunlounger :-)
We never get tired of looking at palm trees!

Categories : Beaches
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Gobecon WiFi rental Punta Cana

Here’s a great hassle free WiFi rental service that you can use both on and off resort and anywhere on the island where there is 3G connectivity with the service provider Orange – which is pretty much everywhere. And their prices are very competitive – some resorts are charging $US40 for 5 day WiFi which is only usable in the resort lobby! Gobecon are currently (Jan 2014) charging $US29.99 plus tax for one week with discounts available if you purchase more services from them (see their website for details). Read More→

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