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Top 4 Historical Sites in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is one of the best places for a vacation in Dominican Republic. There are some irresistible places to visit in Punta Cana. Tourists have a great variety of activities to pick from. There are some great accommodation facilities in Punta Cana. There are water sports, nightlife, bars and discos and lots of small entertainment sources. Someone who seeks solitude may simply go and spend a few moments on the secluded beaches sit peacefully and watch the sea in a relaxed state of mind.

Punta Cana’s 4 most sought after historical sites ranging back to 16th Century:

Casa Ponce de León

Casa Ponce de León: Governor and explorer of Puerto Rico, Juan Ponce de León, lived in this fortified building during 16th century in this stone building near Boca de Yuma town around 15 kms away from Punta Cana. It looks similar to a barn. You can find a lot of antique pieces which tell a tale of the bygone era.

Altos de Chavon:
A 16th Century Mediterranean town set upon a hillside cliff overlooking Chavon River. The archaeological amphitheater, museum, craft workshops are some of the attractions in this area.

Basilica Nuestra Senora de La Altagracia

Basilica Nuestra Senora de La Altagracia:
Located near Higüey, it is an important Dominican Republican monument, a catholic cathedral with stained glass windows. It commemorates the famous orange groove, the place that witnessed Virgin Mary’s vision. It is visited on every year on 21st January by the locals.

It is the longest underground Caribbean cave accessible from Hato Mayor. Local tour operators often take tourists to this cave so that they could enjoy the cave art & its giant corridors.