Before I go into the details of some of the superb beach resorts and shopping area in Bavaro, I thought you should know where exactly the Bavaro beach is?
Where is Bavaro?
As you can see from the map, Bavaro beach is located nearby the Punta Cana, which itself is a beach resort town, located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic on the Caribbean.
Map of Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that occupies two-thirds of Hispaniola, a Caribbean island.
The Bavaro beach town lies 20 km north of Punta Cana.
Now that you can mentally spot where Bavaro is, let us find out
How to reach Bavaro and Punta Cana by air?
Punta Cana has an international airport whose terminal is built with a thatched roof.
The airport is fairly well serviced by several airlines from many parts of the U.S. and Canada. People from Florida find it convenient to reach Punta Cana by flights in about 2 and half hours.
The list of airlines operating flights to Punta Cana.
- Air France
- British Airways
- Aerolineas Argentinas
- American Airlines
Some smaller airlines also serve the passengers to Punta Cana, happily.
The nearest big city is called Higüey. It is 45 km from Punta Cana.
Punta Cana is blessed with a rather long coastline that runs for nearly 100 km.
Map link of Bavaro and Punta Cana beaches
The major beaches of Punta Cana apart from Bavaro (which is our focus in this blog post) are:
- Cabeza de Toro
- Las Corales
- El Cortecito
- Arena Gorda
- Uvero Alto
Bavaro beach spots.
Since Bavaro itself has a 10 km long coastline, naturally, the following beaches became prominent tourist attractions.
- Uvero Alto beach
- Roco Ki beach
- La Vacama beach
Activities in and around Punta Cana
The majority (in fact 100%) of the activities from Punta Cana to Bavaro are water sports that include:
- Scuba Diving
- Rides on banana boats
- Cruise on Catamaran and speed boats
Beach resorts and cottages in Bavaro beach town.
When the first Spaniard tasted sweet and instant success for his beachfront hotel, the world quickly spread that brought more aggressive Spanish businessmen who started building hotels and resorts at here. It is reported that nearly 90% of the hotels and resorts are owned by them.
Today, it is a bustling beach town that is full of restaurants, fast-food joints, shopping malls, and banks competing strongly with Punta Cana
There are more than 50 hotels and resorts in and around this small city and the following is the list of hotels that have received favorable reviews from actual visitors.
RD68 Hotel Boutique
Address: Av. Alemania 10 | El Cortecito, Punta Cana 22000, Dominican Republic
Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
Address: Playas de Bavaro, Punta Cana 23001, Dominican Republic
Ocean Blue & Sand
Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Ph: 00 1 829-947-5286
Melia Caribe Tropical
Address: Playa de Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic Ph: 00 1 888-956-3542
Iberostar Grand Hotel
Address: Carretera Arena Gorda | Playa Bavaro, , Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
This particular was all praise for the exceptional customer service by the hotel staff.
Food in Bavaro:
Well, you can get most of the international cuisine such American, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Japanese too.
The mainstay is, of course, seafood such as Chillo and Carpacho of dorade. Sushi is also widely served in most of the restaurants. However, the most ordered food item is the lobster.
If you happen to plan a holiday on the east coast of Dominican Republic, you have other holidaying options nearby that include the Haiti and Cuba.