Holidaymakers looking for an affordable vacation on an island paradise will find the East side of the Dominican Republic a perfect solution. This part of the island offers relaxation and fun where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and chalets.
The east coast of the Dominican Republic has some wonderful powdery white beaches ideal for relaxing on and soaking up the sun. Apart from swimming in the crystal clear blue sea visitors can also take part in a range of water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts including mountain biking, diving and canyoning as well as golf with several excellent courses located on the island. Excursions can be booked whilst staying here with shallow and deep sea fishing for snapper and groupers amongst other fish species one of the most popular trips on offer. Other boat trips enable visitors to relax, bathe and watch whales.
There are a number of shops selling locally made gifts and souvenirs including arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery and perhaps most popular of all are the cigars, coffee and rum. For self catering holidaymakers there are supermarkets selling food and beverages. Numerous restaurants can be found serving local and international cuisine as well as bars and casinos.
There are a few interesting places to visit in the east of the island. For example, in Punta Cana there is a theme park filled with beautiful gardens and visitors have the chance to swim with dolphins. Visitors can also take a trip to the north where El Choco National Park features wonderful flora, birds and bats. Damajaqua Cascades features no less than 27 waterfalls and is a fantastic sight.
A trip to the south will enable visitors to take a motor boat to the beautiful Saona Island. Alternatively for a touch of history and culture there is the site of a recreated 16th-century Mediterranean village, with amphitheatre at Altos de Chavón.
The temperature in the Dominican Republic is fairly consistent throughout the year. The average is around 25 degrees centigrade, but it rarely falls below 20C. The rainy season is between May and November, when showers tend to be heavy but short, with the sunshine soon returning. February and March are usually the driest months of the year.
Punta Cana International Airport is located on the east side of the Dominican Republic and has many airlines flying to and from here. Flights arrive from many European cities such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow and Paris amongst others. Cities in North America and South America also have flights to Punta Cana. From the airport visitors can get a taxi to their destination or there are several car rental companies located here too.