Punta Cana - Beautiful Beached With Turquoise Blue Waters
Punta Cana is the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic and undoubtedly has the best beaches of this region. As a result, a fridge magnet of this picturesque place serves as a wonderful souvenir. Punta Cana, part of the Punta Cana Bavaro county is definitely the major resort area in the Dominican Republic, with around 28000 hotel rooms to boast about. Punta Cana has 12 professional golf courses and 50 all-inclusive resorts along a 30 mile stretch of soft white sandy beaches. These beaches with their turquoise blue waters, swaying palms and gentle breeze attract a large number of tourists every year. Moreover, the water sports, boat trips and architectural splendor in the form of Basilica Catholic Monument are major tourist attractions of the region.
The Historical and Other Details of Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic was discovered by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the new world in Dec 5, 1492. Columbus named it the Island of Hispaniola and his crews' discovery of gold deposits in the island's rivers led to the establishments of the first European settlements. Until 1697 Hispaniola remained under Spanish rule and then went under French control. However, in 1809 the Eastern side of the island went under Spanish rule and in 1844 declared independence and came to be known as Dominican Republic. It has a population of around 8 million and the official language is Spanish. The Dominican Republic enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round. Average yearly temperature varies between 25 and 30 C. The coolest season is November to April while the warmest is between May to October.