The Punta Cana area caters to those looking for the type of vacation where the resort has everything and one never has to go outside the gates. Punta Cana is synonymous with championship golf, world-class casinos, exciting nightlife, and elegant spas. Donít expect native culture and crafts exhibited along dusty streets in quaint villages. Look rather, for large, all-inclusive resort properties that are self-contained to meet the visitorís every need for rest, recreation, and relaxation. The resorts come complete with the most lavish beach and pool facilities in the Caribbean and spectacular gardens. Punta Cana has a wide range of sports available like fishing, wind sailing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, horseback riding, and golf to name a few The resorts provide programs to keep children happily occupied during part of each day.
Off the beach, just a day trip away, is Santa Domingo, the oldest European city in the New World. Even after five centuries have passed, the palace of the Columbus family can still be found here, as well as the city's sixteenth-century cathedral, the oldest in the New World.