Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
My yellow dress is from Old Navy $15!

Hii! I think you are WELL AWARE (I’ve shared so much about it!) that I spent New Years at the Dominican Republic; Punta Cana, to be exact and I want to share some details about the trip because it has been one of the best vacations my family and I have taken in a while which makes me really happy. Here some highlight pictures of the entire 5 days! 

Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
The view from where we stayed
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
Cave jumping!
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
After cave jumping, there was a stop at the beach. My dad, Andre, my brother and Luis went for a swim!
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
My sweet brother 🙂
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
Family cooking night for New Years!!
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
Cheers! Romper is from: Flying Tomato. Here’s a similar option & Here!
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
My family. I LOVE everyone SO MUCH!! <3
Everything you need to know about my trip to Punta Cana
The best gelato and pizza place in Punta Cana. Keep reading!

What you NEED to know for your next trip to Punta Cana:

  1. We stayed at Playa Turquesa – a building complex in front of the beach! It was the best because we could come and go from the beach. If someone was tired, hungry or needed to go to the bathroom, they could just take a 5 minute walk to the apartment. We booked thru airbnb!
  2. Our adventure day was SUPER fun! we went boogie car riding on the country side and jumped in a cave! the whole adventure was around two hours and it was fun to just ride around and feel some adrenaline. I would have hoped for more dirt and faster riding but I guess they want to assure to SAFETY! There are maaaany companies that do this type of activity so if you are going to Punta Cana just find one that fits your schedule and budget.
  3. There’s always room for negotiation – Don’t be afraid to haggle! I need to learn how to do this but my dad did a pretty good job. Andre and I went parasailing and the guy wanted to charge us $75 for the two of us, but we ended up paying $50 🙂
  4. If you want to PARTY stay at a resort. We went as a family to relax and recharge so the place were we stayed was pretty low key. Some music but nothing crazy. At night after family dinner, Luis and I would go walking around and sometimes we found a bar but others we just chilled in front of the beach.
  5. We also cooked in our apartment which I LOVE!! Luis and I always have cooking dates (I talk about this here) and think they are great for quality time with your family. BUT, on the last night we went to a little plaza and found the most delicious spot for ice cream – Gustoso is the name; the owner is lovely and she’s Italian. They make the ice cream right there and my favorite one was the flavor “Bacio”. Right next to it, there’s an Italian restaurant called “Trattoria Casa Mia” also owned by an Italian and their pizza is DELICIOUS! (Can you tell I LOVE Italian??) The name of the plaza where these 2 spots are is called: PalmaReal – if you go to Punta Cana, DO NOT miss these two spots and let me know what you think.

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Have you ever been? What were your favorite spots? 

As always, let me know below and thank you so much for reading! xo Belen

**SPANISH**

Holaa! Creo que estas SUPER al tanto que pase Ano Nuevo en Punta Cana jajaj he estado poniendo muchas fotos en mi instagram! Ya estamos en Miami otra vez pero queria compartir unos detalles del viaje porque sin duda, estas vacaciones han sido unas de las mejores que hemos hecho con mi familia y eso me pone demasiado feliz! Arriba puse una fotitos que me gustaron de los 5 dias que estuvimos en Punta Cana!

Aqui te dejo los 5 detailles del viaje para que agarres tips si piensas hacer un viaje a Republica Dominicana:

  1. Nos quedamos en Playa Turquesa – es un complejo de departamentos y la verdad me gusto mucho porque si alguien estaba cansado de la playa, tenia hambre o tenia que ir al bano estabamos a cinco minutos del departamento! Lo rentamos por medio de airbnb.
  2. Nuestro dia de aventura fue SUPER divertido!! Fuimos a andar en boogie cars y nos tiramos a nadar en una cueva! Fue una actividad de como 2 horas y fue divertido andar en el carrito y sentir un poco de adrenalina aunque me hubiera encantado poder ir mas rapido y ensuciarnos con lodo… supongo que la gente quiere mantener a los turistas seguros! Hay miiileees de empresas que hacen este tipo de aventuras; si vas a Punta Cana busca una que tenga horarios y precios que funcionen para ti y tu familia!
  3. Sieempre puedes negociar precios! Si hablas espanol (y estas leyendo esto… duh!) sabes que en los paises de nosotros, los precios siempre son negociables jajaj yo tengo que trabajar en esto pero mi papa lo sabe hacer muuy bien. Andre y yo hicimos parasailing y nos querian cobrar $75 pero terminamos pagando $50!
  4. Si quieres ir de FIESTA, quedate en un resort. Nosotros fuimos en familia en plan de relajacion entonces el lugar donde nos quedamos fue perfecto! pero si tienes ganas de tomar y bailar hasta las 5am, recomiendo un resort todo incluido. En Playa Turquesa habian barsitos y despues de cenar en familia, Luis y yo nos ibamos a caminar a ver si habian lugares donde pasar un rato pero a veces habia y a veces estaba todo cerrado entonces solo nos quedamos caminando por la playa.
  5.  Algo que tambien me gusta de quedarnos en una casa es cocinar ahi! Me ENCANTA cocinar en familia porque me parece que es un tiempo donde disfrutas mucho la compania de cada uno. Luis y yo siempre hacemos date night cocinando y son mis favoritas (escribi sobre eso aqui). PERO, el dia que salimos a comer afuera, descubrimos dos lugares que NO te puedes perder: Gustoso – una heladeria italiana. La duena es Italiana y hace los helados ahi mismo. Mi sabor favorito fue “Bacio”! Justo alado de Gustoso, hay un restaurante (italiano!) donde hacen unas pizzas riquisiiimas!! El nombre del restaurante es: Trattoria Casa Mia y los duenos tambien son italianos 🙂 – La plaza donde estan estos dos lugares se llama PalmaReal. Si vas a Punta Cana pronto, no te olvides de estos dos lugares y dime que te parecieron!!

++Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre los vestidos que use:

Alguna vez has estado en Punta Cana? Que fue lo que mas te gusto??

Como siempre, dejame tus comentarios abajo y muuchas gracias por leer! xo Belen

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Lovely time and the best memories. Thanks for everything. Family first 😘

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