Vacations are for relaxing and having fun and participating in interesting adventures that contrast completely with your everyday life. To find the perfect vacation, people travel to the most amazing and exotic places. If your goal is to spend time in an exotic tropical location and immerse yourself in activities that fire up your senses and relax your soul, you have to visit the town of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This slice of heaven has everything you need to remind you of why life is worth living.

Punta Cana is Paradise

Punta Cana is the county and town at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic and is one of the most popular destinations in this Caribbean nation. Vacationers travel from around the world to Punta Cana because of its beauty and to partake in the abundant amenities available all year round. The town has more than 18 miles of powdery white sand beaches, crystal clear blue water and a constant year round, tropical temperature. There are so many activities to delight visitors of all ages. Here are five things to do in Punta Cana.

Stay at the Grande Bahia Principe Punta Cana

The Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a first class, all inclusive resort that has sprawling tropical grounds and is located right on the beach in Punta Cana. The resort is nestled in a tropical garden setting and each of its 756 rooms has a terrace or garden access. Guests enjoy two very large pools, six restaurants, four bars, a full spa, a live show venue, a kids water park, and a discotheque that combined provide them with a full complement of resort activities. Couples of all ages and families come to the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to have a memorable time and to be pampered in style.

Visit Stingray Bay

Punta Cana is home to dozens of varieties of marine life, but none more fascinating than the local Stingrays. Stingray Bay is an area where the Stingrays congregate and play. Take a catamaran there and enjoy interacting with them in their natural habitat. You will also get to handle the local fish and even small nursing sharks. The entire trip is supervised by marine experts so it is 100% safe for the entire family.

Take a Jeep Safari

There is no better way to see the inland parts of Punta Cana, than a go on an off-road vehicle tour through the forest and farms in the area. You will visit small inland villages and meet villagers who are farming in the sugar cane and cocoa fields as they have for centuries. You will even do some farming and extract molasses on your journey. This entire day trip gets you close to nature and guides will discuss the history of the area, and point out the unique and abundant flora and fauna. Part history lesson and part nature adventure, the Jeep Safari will make you feel like a local.

Visit Soana Island

Take a catamaran to private Saona Island and have an unforgettable day. The island is a nature preserve for turtles and starfish and it is mostly uninhabited except for a small village at its heart. With more than 6 miles of pristine beaches, it presents the perfect opportunity for picture taking and sunbathing while you forget about your worries and your strife.

Do an Ocean Spa!

Dr. Fish offers the only double level boat in the Caribbean that is a complete spa. You can order a range of spa treatments from licensed professionals, while you sail through the beautiful azure waters and get caressed by the gentle ocean breeze. Have a facial or even a whole body treatment and lose track of time and your cares. The boat is complete with relaxing music, exotic juices herbal teas and light meals for your pleasure.

There is so much to explore in Punta Cana, but these five activities are one you simply cannot miss.