Punta Cana, where sea breezes ruffle coconut palms and turquoise waters lap sugary white beaches. This spot in the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic has blossomed into one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations.
Year-round temperatures average 71 to 87 degrees in Punta Cana. A generous, 30-mile stretch of sand is divided into six separate beach areas that offer an array of activities, like kayaking, parasailing, glass-bottom boat rides, catamaran outings and horseback rides. Plus, you'll find plenty of inviting beach chairs for lounging. You can have up-close encounters with the local wildlife at Manati Park, inhabited by iguanas, flamingos, sea lions and dolphins. This attraction also is known for the showmanship of its 'dancing' horses.