I’m always nervous when I’m planning my next vacation. Where should I go, and where will I land? Are there any good hotels, or will I be too far from the beach? But don’t worry! Today I’ll give you a quick list that will help you through the first crucial steps of planning your trip to Punta Cana. By the time you’re done, you’re going to be booking your flight without even thinking about it!

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1: So where do you want to go?

Well, obviously you chose Punta Cana, but that’s still too broad! What do you want to visit, and which beach is the most attractive to you? You should go with your instincts on this one, but I’ll recommend Bavaro Beach to you because of its beauty and wonder. If you want to know more, check out this article! Though if Bavaro isn’t right for you, there are other beaches you might want to visit instead. Here’s a list:

  • Macao Beach
  • Juanillo Beach
  • Los Corales Beach
  • Playa Blanca
  • Cabeza de Toro Beach

Once you know which one tickles your fancy, it’s time to choose where you’ll sleep! There are multiple resorts near each of the beaches that will treat you right, so you won’t have a shortage of options. Feel free to explore the ones listed below!

  • Royalton Punta Cana
  • Hard Rock Punta Cana
  • The Grand Reserve at Paradisus
  • Excellence El Carmen Punta Cana
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2: Budget your vacation

This is probably the least exciting part of the planning process, but it is an important one! You need to know how much you want to spend and how long you’ll stay. Otherwise, you’ll regret not keeping your finances sound. When you have everything planned, it’s time to save up.

Let’s say you ended up with a budget of $4,000 for your vacation, and it’ll be in the next seven months. That’s a big number and it can be very intimidating, but it’ll only take you 19 dollars per day if you start saving now! Once you’ve figured out how much it’s going to cost, getting there is the easy part. Don’t miss out on those little whims you have!

3: Make sure your passport is up to date

That should be pretty self-explanatory, but it’s worth mentioning. The paperwork required for passports can get a bit tedious, and the last thing you want is to be delayed because you postponed that nasty form for more than a week. Get your passport in order and you’ll rest easier at night, believe me!

If you’re worried about visa requirements for Punta Cana, don’t worry about it! A stay at the island can go for as long as three months without a visa, giving you plenty of time to unwind and complete your planned activities. Get your groove on!

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4: Book your flight

But when, you ask? If you want to enjoy the best possible deal for you, you should definitely come around December and April. It’s the best season to visit the island, when the temperatures are milder and it’s much less likely to rain! Moreover, you’ll find that ticket prices go down between these months, and the cheapest flights will be around February!

There are many more reasons why you should come around this time, so check out When is the Best Time to Visit Punta Cana!

5: Plan your activities

So much to do and so little time, right? You have a photoshoot in the morning and a dinner rehearsal in the afternoon, and you don’t know what to do to survive! Which is where planning your activities comes to save the day. During a vacation, you’ll want to maximize your time doing what you love. So figure out what you’ll do during your stay and when! Let things flow like clockwork, and you’ll definitely unwind!

If you want ideas for the activities you want to do, check out The Best Excursions in Punta Cana!

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So you see, planning your trip to Punta Cana is much less intimidating if you break it down into smaller pieces. Keep your ideas clean and organized, and don’t rush to any decision! Do some research before you decide on anything because you’ll want to have the best deal available. Luckily for you, we have plenty of information that will help you get by, so feel free to explore the website! You’ll definitely be charmed by the island the more you see.