Punta Cana: Far more Then Just The Beach.
Punta Cana airport gets the most inbound visitors of any airport in the Caribbean. The Punta Cana area stretches from Bayahibe in the south to Macao in the North, a strip of 40 miles (75 km) of paradise beaches and tropical vegetation. And there are a lot of things you can do. A boat trip to Saona Island is the most popular day trip in Punta Cana. Saona Island is known as 'the last genuine paradise' in the Western hemisphere. In fact, it is the most favorite day trip destination in the whole Caribbean, drawing thousands and thousands of tourists every year. Luckily, it's also a simple excursion from Punta Cana, the preferred vacation destination in the Dominican Republic.
But you can do more in Punta Cana. Near Bayahibe you can visit the Parque Nacional Del Este, a genuine jungle bordering the Caribbean Sea. You can reserve a number of tours that go to this rainforest. These adventures leave at the Rio Chavon. The deep gorge of the Rio Chavon is an attraction by itself. Exotic vegetation covers the banks and you may see the wildlife at close range. The Hollywood films Apocalypse Now and Rambo 3 were shot here. Here is the real rainforest...
Seriously think about choosing a trip with a private tour operator. They have far better trips as the 'in resort' reps. The reps want commissions that surpass 40%. Before you'll arrive in Punta Cana you can compare different deals on the internet, you will see that the private providers tend to be much more affordable. These days you are able to check review websites to decide on the top providers. It is useful to evaluate and compare the various tours.