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Originally developed as a town for resort workers from Punta Cana, Bavaro quickly became a holiday resort in its own right when hotels started springing up along its tropical eastern coast. Ideally situated on the famous Costa del Coco (Coconut Coast) and known for its six miles (10km) of pristine, sandy white beaches and shimmering crystal waters,

Bavaro's vast stretches of beach rarely experience overcrowding, and so everyone can have their very own piece of holiday paradise! For more adventurous travellers, a trip off the not-so-beaten track to the nearby town of Cortecito, the only fishing village left on this stretch, is an absolute must.

This little village, known as the downtown area of Punta-Cana-Bavaro, where friendly local vendors can be found selling their wares along the edges of palm-fringed beaches, is frequented mostly by backpackers and independent European travellers intent on having a truly authentic Dominican experience.


Spanish is the official language, but English is spoken in the main tourist centres.


The currency is the Dominican Republic Peso (DOP), divided into 100 centavos.

Many of the hotels and restaurants in the main tourist destinations display their prices in US dollars as well as in Dominican Pesos, as US dollars are widely accepted and some places will also accept Euros.

The peso cannot be exchanged outside of the Dominican Republic.

Major currencies can be converted into pesos at Central Bank approved bureaux; only 30% of the pesos bought can be re-converted and this only if the original receipts are produced, so it is best not to buy more pesos than you are likely to need. Major credit cards are accepted everywhere, but a commission is usually charged and it is recommended that you only use your credit card at your hotel as fraud incidents have been reported.

The best exchange rates are paid on US travellers cheques and secondly on US dollars cash and are best exchanged at exchange bureaux ( casas de cambio).

Banking hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm; some banks also open on Saturday. ATMs are widespread.


Located in Cap Cana, which is in the Punta Cana Region of the eastern part of the Dominican Republic, the Golden Bear Lodge hotel can accommodate families, couples, small groups, and business travellers, who are visiting the Caribbean. The hotel is close..
This luxurious hotel revels in the natural beauty and splendour of its surroundings in Bavaro. The hotel is located just a short distance away from a number of attractions in the area, affording guests the ideal setting from which to explore the delights..
Part of the Gran Bahia Principe complex and situated on a stunning white sand beach; the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro has four fabulous lagoon pools that dominate its grounds. Guests can also use the facilities at the Gran Bahia Punta Cana. Across the whole..
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro hotel is located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic, just 50 kilometres from Santa Domingo airport (45 minutes by car) and 25 kilometres from La Romana airport (35 minutes by car). It is 60 minutes from the town of..
This luxurious hotel is set on the sprawling, pristine beach of Playa Arena Garda. The hotel is located close to a wide range of shopping and entertainment venues, in the nearby Pueblo Principe. Links to the public transport network can be found just..
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro hotel is located on the south coast of the Dominican Republic, just 50 kilometres from Santa Domingo airport (45 minutes by car) and 25 kilometres from La Romana airport (35 minutes by car). It is 60 minutes from the town of..
Located on the east of the Dominican Republic, between Santo Domingo and La Romani. Pueblo Principe is a Caribbean style shopping and leisure Centre located at the entrance of the Hotel area, where you will enjoy night entertainment. Shopping and a burger..
The resort is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic at 20 Km from the Punta Cana airport (30 min by car) and 70 Km of La Romana airport (90 min by car) and .is 50 min from the Higuey Town, in the province of Altagracia.Breakfast, lunch and..
The Dominican Republic thrives as a Caribbean holiday destination. And the 5-star Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa at Punta Cana is a top resort for all the family. Tropical gardens, white sandy beaches, and fabulous entertainment are just part of this All..
This fabulous hotel is superbly situated on the beachfront and set amid beautiful tropical gardens. The hotel offers the service- surroundings- decoration- comfort and facilities you would expect of a 5 star hotel.The lovely rooms all have air conditioning-..
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