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- Dolphin ExplorerPunta Cana, Dominican Republicrecommended Dolphin ExplorerI'd never swam with dolphins, and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was worried it'd seem like a zoo, and they'd be stuck in small unhappy enclosures. But, man, I'd love to be a dolphin here. I ... read morecan't even begin to describe how fun this is. First, the location is beyond gorgeous -- white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, the whole works. You watch a video of what you're about to do (how to stick your legs out straight when the dolphins push you up into the 'Superman' pose, etc) and then walk out into the dolphin area. We were in the water for over an hour with the dolphins, doing tricks with them, petting them and having our photos snapped. The tricks were a lot of fun, but I think I liked just petting their ... um, bellies (?) the most. I wish we'd known about this beforehand, but you can book a two- or four-hour ride on a catamaran out to a snorkeling area. They run them twice a day, I think, and they sounded like great fun.Recommended for:.Comment.about 1 year ago. ReportAlex L
I haven't stayed at that resort, but I agree about Macao Beach; such a fun trip! Also, Dolphin Exlporer is really fun for the day!
recommended Playa del MacaoMacao Beach is the only public beach in the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana region. It's not far from the area's multitude of all-inclusive resorts, but you'll feels worlds away. Towering palm trees ... read moreline a few miles of unfettered white sand and lots of locals kicking back and relaxing. There aren't poolside waiters with free pinacoladas, but there are several fresh fruit and food vendors on the beach. And there's even a surf school and shop for anyone interested in hitting the waves. Take a class or just watch the shop's famed 'surfing dog', an amiable young Labrador, from the shore..Comment.about 1 year ago. ReportRamona Flume
Hi Lolly! I haven't stayed at that particular resort, but most of Punta Cana's all-inclusives are exceptional. Macao, however, would be a great afternoon or day trip if you want to get outside the hotel!
- Catalonia Royal BavaroPlaya Bavaro, Punta Cana 837, Dominican Republic