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Cap Cana

Cap Cana Holidays

One of the biggest Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic is a hugely popular getaway destination. Its long coastlines dotted with white-sand beaches and laid-back resorts are the biggest draw, with mountains and rainforests adding drama and a sense of exotic wilderness.

Holidays to the Dominican Republic are perfect if you enjoy a balance of relaxation and adventure. Here, you can do as little or as much as you like during your trip. The resort of Cap Cana has become one of the country's top holiday spots. It's all about luxury here, and enjoying the very best of everything.

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First-class beaches

Cap Cana is home to some truly world-class beaches. Juanillo Beach is a laid-back and tranquil sandy stretch with space for everyone to find their own favourite spot. Featuring immaculate white sand that's fringed by shady palm trees, it's a great place to lie back and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. The sea is a wonderful turquoise shade, which couldn't be more inviting for taking a dip. The water is shallow and more often than not calm, creating the ideal conditions for swimming, especially for the younger ones.

There are plenty of chairs available for relaxing in style, and you also have the opportunity to get out and enjoy the water with some paddle-boarding and kayaking. When it's time for lunch, there's a great restaurant serving delicious seafood nearby.

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  • Roman Catholic
  • Dominican peso
  • Spanish
  • GMT -4

Do a little island-hopping

Cap Cana is perfectly positioned for boat trips that set sail to surrounding islands. These include Isla Saona, Isla de Mona and Isla Catalina. Most tours last for around half a day, so there's plenty of time to appreciate these little troves of tranquility. Isla Saona is a true escape from it all, with a remote white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters that were just made for snorkelling and spotting colourful tropical fish.

Isla de Mona and Isla Catalina both offer similar experiences, so it's very much a case of take your pick! If you're lucky, you'll be able to visit all of the small islands off Cap Cana and make some unforgettable memories in the process.

Explore the lush landscape

Lush-green nature is on the doorstep here, with Cap Cana holidays allowing you to explore not just the coasts of the Dominican Republic, but plenty of forested areas too. One such place is the National Park of the East, which is just over an hour's drive away.

The thick vegetarian has been barely touched, making for a wild adventure into what feels like the unknown. Hike along walking trails or go horseback riding to fully immerse yourself in the exotic landscape. There are plenty of freshwater caves to explore, with the chance to go swimming, diving and snorkelling, should you wish. If you prefer more laid-back activities, take in the sights of stunning coastal mangroves and beautiful beaches.

Have a whale of a time

Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is the perfect spot for whale watching, and boat tours leave from its shores on a regular basis. Visit between January and April for the chance to see these phenomenal creatures at their best, as more than 300 whales arrive off the coast at this time of the year to breed. Take a boat trip to Samana Bay for the best chance of spotting these majestic mammals.

As well as looking out for whales, you get to enjoy some stunning scenery as you make your way across the sea. Some boat trips also provide traditional Dominican food for lunch, making for the ideal all-round experience.

Nearest airport to Cap Cana

Punta Cana International Airport – 6 miles

Get from Punta Cana International Airport to Cap Cana by hire car or taxi in around 15 minutes.

Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic has burst onto the Caribbean holiday scene in recent years with incredible style and energy. Its top-quality beaches and resorts have made it one of the most luxurious and sought-after holiday destinations in this idyllic part of the world. Cap Cana holidays offer you the chance to totally relax, unwind and indulge, as well as discovering exotic wildlife, nearby paradise islands and a range of wild landscapes.