There is enough to do at Dreams Punta Cana Resorts & Spa to keep guests more than busy throughout their stay, but for those searching for a beach vacation with a side of adventure, there’s so much to do in and around Punta Cana! The Dominican Republic is an incredible beautifully and culturally diverse nation that is well-worth exploring. Visit one of these magnificent nearby attractions for a couple of hours or an entire day trip!
Altos de Chavón: A fascinating recreation of a 16th century Mediterranean village on a cliff overlooking the Río Chavón.
Nestled on a cliff, Altos de Chavon is a must-see for Dominican travelers (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Isla Catalina: This small offshore island located approximately 1.5 miles from the mainland has an incredible coral reef for snorkeling and diving, perfect for those booking for a day trip for water activities.
Santo Domingo: The oldest city in the New World and capitol city of the Dominican Republic, where the settlement of all the Americas began. You’ll see the first cathedral and the first hospital. Explore the cobblestone streets that wind through the Spanish colonial architecture and you can imagine yourself back in the 1500s. Enjoy the incredible nightlife, shopping, cultural points and great array of restaurants all over the city.
Isla Saona: Take a catamaran, sailboat or speed boat to this scenic island located off of the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic. You’ll experience the incredible turquoise water and beauty of limestone cliffs. You may even see some dolphins following your boat!
Isla Saona is a true unspoiled Caribbean paradise! Photo Credit: IslaSaona.net.
La Romana: This destination is one of the largest cities in the Dominican Republic and known for its culture, tourism, superior golfing and beautiful beaches.
Higuey: A small historical town known for its large Basilica honoring the Virgen de la Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Stroll the small streets and sample some of the tasty local cheese and fresh fruit from the local markets.
The famous basilica of Higuey (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
In the early morning of September 16th 1810 a church bell in Dolores, Guanajuato rang out, gathering all the towns’ people. A priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla wanted to gather the people of Mexico to rise against the Spanish crown. It took another 11 years for Mexico to gain independence but this event, known as the Grito de Dolores, was the spark that began it all.
Today the biggest celebration happens in Mexico City where at 11 p.m. on the night of the 15th the President steps out on to the balcony of the National Palace overlooking a massive crowd in the decorated courtyard. There he rings a similar bell to the one once used by Hidalgo and comments on the historical Heroes of Mexico ending with an enthusiastic “Viva Mexico!”
At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we will be celebrating with an explosion of Mexican culture. Experience real Mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican-style games and activities and to top it all off the beautiful color and life that only a celebration from the passionate people of Mexico could accomplish. Talk to your concierge for all the details.
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There are many exciting excursions and day trips that guests can take from Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. For those looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure, cenotes are the perfect place to go! Cenotes are natural pits or sinkholes that form when limestone bedrock collapses to expose the groundwater underneath. These magnificent underwater caves are truly a sight to behold and even more incredible to experience from the inside!
Ancient Mayans created wells to use cenotes as their main water supply and also believed the pools were gateways to the afterlife; they would frequently throw valuables and even sacrificial offerings in to the cenotes. When you visit a cenote, you’re swimming with history and in a place of incredible beauty. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa has multiple cenotes within an hour of the property! To set up your adventure, email our concierge at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the concierge desk at the beginning of your stay!
Suzanna and Howard found the perfect place to say ‘I do!’ Right under the gazebo!
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Perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, guests at Dreams Sands Cancun can experience all the great inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® at the newest beachfront resort of their dreams. There’s something fun for every age at Dreams Sands! Check out some photos of this incredible new resort below and take advantage of our special introductory rates. You and your family can escape to Dreams Sands Cancun in a Deluxe Oceanfront room starting at $119 per person/per night, plus up to two kids play, stay and eat for free when staying in the same room as two paying adults! Book this limited time offer today for travel through April 10, 2015.
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Happy Travel Tuesday from Dreams Resorts & Spas! Today we’re excited to share with you some beautiful fan photos from recent guest Patrick K.’s stay at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa. If you’re ready for views like this, check out our Free Fall deal! Reserve your fall getaway by September 30th for travel now through December 24th and you’ll get every 3rd night free, up to $400 in resort coupons and up to two kids stay free with two paying adults!