Punta Cana is famous the world over for its gorgeous beaches
and upscale hotels. For visitors who want to see more of the Dominican Republic than sun, sea and sand, head inland to the town of Higüey. This is the capital of the province and where the basilica in honour of Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican people, is located.
Also close to Punta Cana is Manati Park - a delightful park which is 81 square miles of tropical birds, reptiles and other animals.
In Punta Cana itself, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park has more than 500 species of exotic plants on trails that snake along 11 natural lagoons. It is open to the public from 08:00 to 16:00 and guided tours are offered