Last week was the best week I’ve had in a long time because I was in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Our resort and our hotel room was beautiful. The water was perfect. The beach was super clean and all the drinks you could want.
We took a 2.5 hour trip to Santo Domingo for a historical tour. It was an all day trip and A LOT of walking and man oh man was it hot!
Alcazar de Colon (Columbus family palace)
It was built by Christopher Columbus’s son, Diego, and overlooks the River Ozama and large Plaza Espana.
We also visited some caves that had three lakes called Los Tres Ojos (The Three Eyes), It was beautiful to see them. It use to be a holy site for the native Taino Indians. Women and children use to bathe in one of the lakes. It was also the setting for some parts of Tarzan and Jurassic Park.
We weren’t fans of the food or desserts. I spoke to other people staying there and they didn’t care for them either. It’s a beautiful resort but I think for what people pay the food should be A LOT better. There was a couple spots where the food was much better. But I prefered the authentic Dominican food we had at the Atarazana Restaurant in Santo Domingo.
The last night there, I had banana tempura which was very good. It inspired me to make a banana dessert when I got back home and I did just that. I will post the recipe sometime this week. If you are planning on staying here and have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or just comment below.