If you can’t decide about traveling to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or to Ibiza off the coast of Spain, there are some facts that might help you decide.
A long flight across the Atlantic is the first step in your travel to this magical island off the Spanish Coast. Set in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza beckons to the American traveler with its mystique.
However, with a long flight that does not come cheaply, you will need to rest up before heading out to explore.
Known for its nightclub scene, with some clubs considered the best in the world, Ibiza boasts more than its nightclubs. Restaurants with fresh seafood and quiet hidden beaches are all part of the Ibiza experience.
It has a reputation as the vacation spot for entrepreneurs, CEOs, fashion designers and well-heeled visitors as well as the hip and trendy.
Ibiza can be done on a budget, as written about by the Guardian. Ibiza does have all-inclusive resorts and package deals. If you prefer to visit the club scene minimally, an all-inclusive may be your best deal. There is even an adults-only resort all inclusive on Ibiza.
Recently listed as a great spring break party spot, Punta Cana does have its share of nightlife. If you are going in the during spring break, be prepared. However your all inclusive might not be the place that the party people want to stay at.
With quiet beaches and a relaxed ambiance as well, Punta Cana offers water sports and many things to do. According to U.S. News Travel, these are some favorites spots for travelers:
- Punta Espada Golf Course
- La Cana Golf Course
- Imagine Punta Cana Disco
- Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course
Aside from the Disco, they seem to favor golfing! Punta Cana does offer an abundance of water sports, including snorkeling. All-inclusive resorts may also have a plethora of water activities.
The main difference between vacationing in Punta Cana versus Ibiza is that Punta Cana is closer to the U.S. and a less costly and shorter flight. The culture of the Caribbean is stronger here, whereas a more European cosmopolitan ambiance is part of the scene in Ibiza.
You can find deals and packages and all-inclusive resorts in both places. It is up to you whether you want to spend more time traveling. Big hotels and clubs can be found at both spots as well as beautiful beaches.
You can also find great shopping in both destinations. Whichever destination you choose, relax and enjoy it.