Enjoy a tropical holiday paradise in the Dominican Republic with Eurowings Discover. Named for the punta, or the promontory on the island’s east side, and the cana palms that grow there, Punta Cana is one of the most exclusive and beloved holiday destinations of the Caribbean. The holiday experience starts at what is perhaps the world’s most beautiful airport, with its terminal roofs covered in palm fronds.
Eurowings Discover offers direct flights from Frankfurt with a flight time of around 10 hours. Curently there are 7 flights a week to Tropical heaven of Punta Cana from Frankfurt International Airport.
Blessed with one of the Caribbean region’s longest white sand coastlines–a whopping 48 kilometers (30 miles), punctuated with sky-reaching coconut palms–Punta Cana is the land of rest and relaxation by the sea. Here, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, from the northern tip at Uvero Alto to the southern at Cap Cana, all-inclusive resorts and boutique hideaways offer all the whims and comforts of modern beachfront living.
Families enjoy miniature entertainment centers and water parks for children, while couples-only enclaves boast dream wedding locations, with secluded beachside lodging for an ultra-romantic stay. But it’s not only about fun in the sun, soft sand brushing against your toes, and iridescent, clear water to swim in, go fishing, or dive for underwater life and shipwrecks. Punta Cana is also a golfer’s destination, with 10 courses located all along the strip, a seaside escape with luxurious marinas and fine dining.
Wherever you settle on this brilliant white Punta Cana coastline–counting 11 Blue Flag certified beaches in its inventory–go beach hopping to enjoy its full splendor. From scenic surf-hub Macao and Bávaro’s hipster beaches Corales and Cortecito–lined with shops, water sports, and beachfront bars–to secluded Juanillo, among others.
Spend a day away from the sand and you’ll find a myriad of inland adventures. Cool off in fresh water azure cenotes and lagoons tucked inside forests at Ojos Indígenas and Scape Park, where the family’s tweens can also enjoy ziplines and caving expeditions.
Located inside the exclusive Puntacana Resort & Club complex, Ojos Indigenas 1,500 acre nature reserve and ecological park is open to the public, to enjoy its enchanting, shaded hiking trails that wind through a lush tropical forest, and lead towards a series of 12 freshwater lagoons. Most of them are swimmable, and the surrounding scenery is spectacular at each turn.
The most popular lagoon for swimming has a wooden deck, and a diving platform for those who wish to leap into the turquoise and emerald fresh waters. In addition to an abundance of flora, the reserve is also a habitat of hundreds of bird species and iguanas. Combine a trip here with a visit to the nearby Puntacana Ecological Foundation, to see their beekeeping and worm composting projects.
La Romana is perfect day trip from Punta Cana and it was originally a major sugar-producing region before turning into one of the DR’s most coveted, luxurious beach destinations. Providing an ideal location for meetings, conventions, and events, La Romana is best known for Casa de Campo, offering one of the most upscale and complete golf resorts in the Caribbean.
Whether newbie or experienced, players can experience multiple Pete Dye-designed golf courses here, teeing right along the sea. The adjacent Altos de Chavón, a replica of a Mediterranean village built over the Río Chavón, adds even more allure to the area with its stunning riverfront terraces, historical sights, restaurants, and shopping facilities.
Located just 25 minutes’ drive east of La Romana, the eco-adventure rich area of Bayahíbe was originally a picturesque fishing town. Today, it offers the perfect beach and ecotourism complement with adjacent Blue-Flag certified Dominicus Beach and its full-scale resorts, as well as Cotubanamá National Park, replete with outdoor activities–from cave exploration to offshore island hopping at Saona and Catalina.