First-timers are always indecisive when they come to our little paradise. You’ll see so many things to do, and yet you don’t know where to start! However, to ease the burden on you, why don’t you try the essentials first? That way you’ll have a solid idea of what Punta Cana is really like. After reading this list, you’ll want to be a regular visitor! So here are the top 5 spots you can’t miss in Punta Cana!

Macao Beach

You have probably read a lot about Bavaro Beach, and with good reason! There are no other beaches in Punta Cana that beat it. It really is that good! From the moment the sun rises, you’ll be met with stunning sights and pleasant weather. The sea shines in the distance while the sand, soft and golden, rests at your feet. Pictures will never do it justice!

Hoyo Azul

Well, sometimes you need a little break from the routine, right? Why don’t you swim in different waters and experience different sights? As proof of Punta Cana’s versatility, we have Hoyo Azul for you! It’s a cave full of the deepest blue water in nature, perfectly safe to swim on and take pictures at. Just make sure your phone is waterproof! Though even if you take a million photos home, you’ll never capture its blue color; you really have to see it yourself!

Jellyfish Restaurant

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a nice meal outside of your all-inclusive resort. If you’re looking to spend the night a little differently, or have a date with your significant other, try Jellyfish Restaurant! It’ll deliver the highest quality food with all the magic of a tropical paradise. They even specialize in seafood! You should really try the lobster if you go.

Tropical Treasure

Let’s be honest, everyone likes to take souvenirs home. No need to be ashamed of a cute t-shirt or a themed paperweight! Treat yourself to something fun and entertaining, don’t be shy! What’s more, you’ll be supporting the local economy, as most things are either made here or handmade with local materials. You’ll even find local gemstones larimar and amber! There are many options to choose from, all of them equally as adorable as the next.

And if you’re the kind of person who carries a lot of weight on their shoulders, try a massage! Yes, Tropical Treasure offers a massage service as well. Handy! It’s the kind of thing that you’ll find at most resorts, but it often comes at a big premium that you can’t always afford. Maybe Tropical Treasure will be your solution! It’s a bit of a hidden gem, so you might have it all for yourself!

Reserva Ecologica Ojos Indigenas

Finally, for people who enjoy nature more than anything, this reserve will be a haven. It hosts a wide array of indigenous species and even a set of lakes! In fact, the reserve is named after them. “Ojos Indigenas” translates to “Native Eyes,” because the lakes are shaped like eyes! Not all of them are safe to swim in, but some are. Remember to listen to the instructions given! Although it’s a beautiful and exotic place, you still need to respect guidelines.

And those are my favorite spots you can’t miss in Punta Cana! These 5 locations will give you a good idea of how beautiful, changing, and vast Punta Cana can be. And you’ll find many more exciting things to do as you keep exploring, too! Be on the lookout for new opportunities, because trust me, you’ll find plenty. Punta Cana has so much to offer, that I can’t even list half of it!