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Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

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las vega, nv
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Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Just starting research for next year's vaca. Want a small, beach front boutique resort, quiet and peaceful. We are in our early 60s, searching for a restful time on the beach, not partiers and preferably not with families (we love kids, but we have raised ours and now want freedom from that). Hubby wants me to research DR, so any info will be very helpful!

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Bavaro, Dominican...
posts: 1,506
reviews: 11
1. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Zoetry, sanctuary cap cana or even excellence although larger than what you ask for could be worth a look.

N.H.
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for Nuevo Vallarta
posts: 14,583
reviews: 1
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Punta Cana

Waterloo, Canada
posts: 200
reviews: 1
3. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Check out the reviews for the Riu Palace Macao. Sounds like you may like this place as it is adults only. There was some problems with the Macao recently due to University students from the US attending there but normally the resort is very quiet. We met a number of couples in their 60's while there and they all loved the Macao. (we are in our forties).

Pembroke, Canada
posts: 134
reviews: 2
4. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Punta Cana over Puerto Plata hands down. We stayed at the Riu complex in Puerto Plata several times, and the Riu Bambu twice, and loved the Bambu much more. The beach is considerably nicer in Punta Cana, and the food was better also...mind you, it has been about 5 years since we have been to Punta Cana...

Kansas City...
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reviews: 4
5. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Punta Cana......Eden Roc Cap Cana.

Ladysmith, Canada
posts: 618
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Punta Cana.

milton keynes
posts: 221
reviews: 5
7. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Dreams palm beach Punta cana Fantastic

London
posts: 26
reviews: 1
8. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

Beach in Punta Cana is way more beautiful, but there are no mosquitoes in Puerta Plata ;)

Sosua, Dominican...
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for Puerto Plata, Sosua, Dominican Republic
posts: 12,726
reviews: 73
9. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

If you want to relax on a beautiful white sandy beach in a very nice resort with multiple resorts in the area then Punta Cana is what you are looking for

If you want to experience the DR and get out and explore with nice hotels (but not 5*) and beautiful beaches, towns, restaurants, and a mix of tourists, locals and expats then Puerto Plata/Sosua/Cabarete is what you are looking for.

BObK

UK
posts: 1,661
reviews: 6
10. Re: Punta Cana or Puerta Plata?

If you want a small, beach front boutique resort then may be worth expanding to include the Samana Peninsular - Playa Bonita, Las Terranas and Las Galeras have some good hotels.

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