A number of off-road safaris offer an exhilarating day trip from your resort gates–anywhere on the Punta Cana strip–onto the scenic Dominican countryside, less than an hour away. You’ll ride in off-road, open air trucks as you pass along the province’s sugar cane plantations and farms bearing cacao trees. Sample coffee made from bean to cup, visit local communities and schools, go horseback riding or fruit tasting, and plunge into the heart of Dominican culture. Days usually end at one of Punta Cana’s stunning beaches, such as Playa Macao.

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Boca de Yuma

Boca de Yuma offers a daytime escape to a scenic Dominican fishing village. Boasting panoramic cliff top views, it has often been compared to an Italian seaside town, where restaurants, bars, and shacks line up above the sea. The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León once had a home in the area.

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Casa Ponce de León

How often do you get to step into the home of a 16th century Spanish explorer? Juan Ponce de León’s residence continues to stand in the southeastern town of San Rafael de Yuma, close to Higüey, where he lived before heading out into the seas to conquer neighboring Puerto Rico.

La Romana, Punta Cana

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