Maybe you’ve been to Punta Cana before and you already know the many beauties and wonders it has to offer. But now that you’ve seen a few of the popular beaches, you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you’re coming to visit for the first time, and you’re unsure how to spend your precious time here! In any case, I have the solution just for you. Check out this travel guide to Punta Cana and its hidden gems. Be it with friends or family, these little spots will definitely make you want to stay and explore more of this beautiful island!

Hoyo Azul

Swimming at the beach sure is nice, but have you ever been to a natural pool that looks crystal clear and bright blue at the same time? Hoyo Azul is perhaps one of Punta Cana’s most beautiful natural bodies of water, with a vibrant shade that is hard to capture in pictures! Trust me, the pictures don’t do it justice. And although it might look a bit too bright, it’s totally safe! Take a swim, snap a few pictures, and relax by the water – what else can you ask for!

Altos de Chavon

We have more than a few tips and tricks on our travel guide to Punta Cana here! When you think you’ve seen it all, Altos de Chavon comes out of nowhere to impress you. A little villa styled after Mediterranean architecture will blow you away with its somber beauty. Solemn, romantic, enchanting! It’s like stepping into a fairytale! What’s more, this destination is particularly popular for couples, since there’s a church where you can have your wedding. Have the dreamiest of dates, or maybe start planning your wedding here!

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Hard Rock Café

Sometimes, all you want is a break from reality and to slip back into something comfortable, familiar. A tropical paradise is wonderful, but maybe you just want to drink a beer and eat a good burger. And hey, good music wouldn’t be bad! Well, Hard Rock Café brings a small piece of home to Punta Cana, just for you! Take a day or two to return to something more your normal speed, drink a little, eat to your heart’s content. The sun and the beach can wait!

Jellyfish Restaurant

Or perhaps you’d like something fancier? Punta Cana has no shortage of beaches and natural wonders, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better restaurant than Jellyfish! Just approaching it will make you feel extravagant. It blends the rustic and tropical style you’d come to expect from Dominican Republic, without sparing any comfort or luxury. Then when you look at the menu, you’ll soon see the wide array of seafood and local flavors to choose from! With fresh ingredients and a unique experience, you have to go!


Now, this is something everyone in your family can enjoy! Everyone loves chocolate, but kids will surely appreciate this more than anyone. You’ll be guided through the different steps of making chocolate, and you can even design your own chocolate! From the beans to the final product, ChocoMuseo promises to take you through the entire experience free of charge. And hey, maybe you can buy a treat or two after it’s done!

So, there you have it. A little mini travel guide to Punta Cana and a few of its hidden gems. Have you heard of these before? Have you been to any of them? If the answer is no, you know what to do next time you have the chance! Punta Cana can be very enthralling and it’s easy to look track of time, but make sure to include at least a day to wander off and see other wonders. There’s so much to see, and so much to do!