This location of Uvero Alto Beach is stunning with flamingos roaming freely on the sand. Unlimited Vacation Club members are invited to explore all this Dominican resort with palm tree-lined resort has to offer, like having the largest freeform pool in the area. Dreams Punta Cana Resort features Explorers Club for Kids and a specific area at the resort geared toward teens called Core Zone Teen’s Club. Other resort favorites are a spa for specialized treatments, an indoor theater, and an onsite casino.
Those who love water sports have many activities to choose from: catamaran boat tours, snorkeling, scuba diving, and water aerobics. Vacationers also enjoy visiting this resort location for its access to these activities. Swimming with the Dolphins at Ocean World Adventure Park is a favorite family activity in the Dominican Republic. Shark encounters and Patagonian sea lions that kiss humans are also adventures to be experienced there. For bird watchers, a local bird sanctuary is a real plus.
Unlimited Vacation Club members enjoy Catalina Island for the great scuba-diving opportunities there. Due to the coral reef and marine ecosystem, adventurous types flock here. Two popular diving sites are The Aquarium and The Wall, where many varieties of tropical marine life such as damselfish squirrelfish, stingrays, and sargent mayor reside.
In the Eastern section of the Dominican Republic is Samaná Bay where whales can be seen dancing, pre-Columbian petrographs can be observed in caves, and frigate birds and pelicans can be viewed at their nesting site. Another fascinating landmark that many Unlimited Vacation Club families visit is Los Tres Ojos. This 50-yard, open-air limestone cave is located in Mirador del Este Park and is comprised of three lakes that are accessed by a boat tour.
A visit to Santo Domingo, which is referred to as the “Real” Dominican Republic, is considered the site where the expansion of the New World began. It was the first capital of Europe on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 20 percent of the Dominican land is set aside for preservation. There are six wildlife reserves, two marine sanctuaries, 19 national parks, and 32 national monuments that members of the Unlimited Vacation Club can explore. Samana is where the Whale Sanctuary is located. This popular tourist attraction allows visitors to observe these large humpback whales courting and mating.
American crocodiles, iguanas, and flamingos can all be viewed in Cabritos Island National Park surrounded by Lake Enriquillo, the largest saltwater lake in the Caribbean. It is also at the lowest point in the Dominican, 144 feet below sea level. This park features hiking trails, wetlands, coral reefs, and tropical forests. Since coffee production is a large part of the Dominican economy, a visit to La Ruta Del Café is fun and educational. This tour shows the coffee production in the process from cultivation to packing.
For more exciting adventures, there is a tour that pairs horseback riding along the Punta Cana River and zip-lining. Another tour combines snorkel cruising, shark and stingray encounters with parasailing. Whether enjoying family activities at the resort, participating in age-related programs on-site, visiting Catalina Island, or watching coffee production, there is nothing like a visit to the Dominican Republic to bring the family closer.
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Through a variety of participation levels—Pearl, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Impression—discerning travelers can earn free nights stays at luxurious resorts and access to exclusive partner offers. In addition, participants can take advantage of discounted rates for a variety of room types at different AMResorts properties.
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