Bask in the Dominican Republic's lively sun, as you wade through the crystalline waters surrounding the tropical wonderland that is Punta Cana's Catalonia Bávaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort. Here you can just as easily hit the slots in hopes of hitting a jackpot, or spend a day out on the fairways to improve your game. Take an afternoon to explore the abounding marine life of the nearby coral reefs, or carve out an ideal spot on the white sandy beach and relax under the sun. Learn all there is to know about premium Dominican hand-rolled cigars, a specialty of the area. Make your way out to the exclusive Dominican island of Cap Cana for a dip in the calm blue waters, and the unspoiled beach of Juanillo Bay. This Caribbean package will surely satisfy the desires of anyone who yearns for days spent in the sun.
Highlights: Punta Cana, white sand beaches, coral reefs, snorkeling, golf, casino, hand-rolled cigar demonstration, catamaran cruise to Cap Cana, Juanillo Bay.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with an English speaking professional driver.
At the Catalonia Bávaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort, walk along surprising white sand beaches, take a dip in the crystalline waters surrounded by coral reefs, admire the surrounding palms and coconuts, and enjoy ideal temperatures regardless of the season. The hotel contains 711 rooms, all of them Junior Suites and Suites, arranged in beautiful villas surrounded by lakes and tropical gardens. The rooms’ Caribbean decor is soft and inviting, perfect for a multiday stay with family and friends. An entertainment team at the resort organizes all types of activities for your day and nighttime entertainment. You can also play sports such as tennis, golf or paddle tennis, as well as try out scuba diving or catamaran.
If you like a good cigar, “Don Lucas Cigars” is the place for you! Did you know that Dominican cigars are among the best in the world? At Don Lucas you will see exactly how a good cigar is hand rolled and get all the secrets behind the entire cigar-making process. See the big “humidor” where the cigars are stored until they are ready to be smoked. Afterwards you will have time for shopping at “Mundo Autentico” where you can buy cigars (local and international brands), rum, coffee, jewelry, souvenirs and more at excellent prices.
The most exclusive destination in the Dominican Republic (Cap Cana) is the location for this upscale shared tour excursion. Fruits and refreshments are served onboard the catamaran as you cruise along the beautiful and stunning coast of Cap Cana. Have the pleasure of jumping into the ocean and snorkelling over the coral reef. After the cruise, a 3 course lunch is served at the Cappuccino restaurant including seafood grill with lobster. After lunch you can relax and enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled beach of Juanillo Bay.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
VISA/PASSPORTCanadian citizens are not required to obtain visas for tourist stays up to 30 days. Visitors who do not obtain a Dominican visa prior to entry must purchase a tourist card upon arrival to enter the country. Tourist cards cost ten U.S. dollars, which must be paid in U.S. currency. Tourist cards may be purchased at the Dominican Embassy in Washington or Dominican Consulates prior to arrival, as well as at Dominican airports at the time of entry. Tourist cards normally permit a legal stay of up to 60 days. All Americans traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States. This requirement includes sea travel (except closed-loop cruises), including ferry service.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Dominican Republic for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are good quality but not widespread. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/dominican-republic.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Santo Domingo. Government: Republic. Gained independence in 1865, after successive attempts. Language: Spanish is the official language. Some English and French are spoken. Religion: Almost all Christian, with 95% Roman Catholic; there are small Protestant and Jewish minorities. Time: GMT - 4. Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60Hz. American-style two-pin plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +1 809. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with a number of international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good along most coastal areas and around towns but patchy elsewhere. There is a 3G network. Internet: The number of Internet cafes is rapidly growing as the Dominican Republic embraces the Internet.
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