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help! Confused about locations

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help! Confused about locations

I'm trying to pick a hotel for Christmas week. We have never been to DR and would like some help with regards to beaches and location. Are Riu and Barcelo located in the same area? Are the beaches , Bavaro/ arena gorda/Macao close to each other? Is one beach better than another. We are 2 adults and 2 young adults. We (older) like to walk the beach but the younger adults are interested in nightlife...not gambling. Any thoughts????

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1. Re: help! Confused about locations

Punta Cana is stretched out over 35 miles of coastline. To help you get your bearings see the maps here http://puntacanatv.com/maps (the maps are to scale)

To drive from the airport to say NH Real Arena is about 30 minutes. To drive from airport to Excellence is 70 to 80 minutes. Popular lively areas are Bavaro beach, Cortecito, Los Corales (see maps 4 & 5 on the map link above)

Where ever you go you will have miles and miles of beach to walk on.

Edited: 20 September 2010, 02:04
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2. Re: help! Confused about locations

I love Christmas in Punta Cana We stayed one year for the holidays at the Melia Caribe, and two Christmas/New Years at the Palladium.

The resorts wrap their palm trees with white lights, the food selections and presentations are amazing and they have fireworks and great shows.

The Bavaro beach is absolutely beautiful and the main reason I return to PC.

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