Beach at Catalonia Resort

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by berky on February 17, 2007

The ocean floor sloped off very, very gradually—you could walk out quite far. There were some areas of sea weed and rocks. A reef about 200 meters out broke the waves long before they came to shore. The beach sand was soft and white.

For the most part, it was quite windy at the beach—in fact the first few days, the red flag was flying and none of the non-motorized water craft could be launched. A number of people made wind screens out of lounge chairs by propping them up onto a palapa.

Walking north, you pass the Marinarium (a patrolling guard ensured you did not get into the park without paying) and eventually reach the Allegro resorts.

Walking south, you quickly come upon local merchants who are very keen to sell their wares. Pass this and keep walking and apparently the Club Med is the next resort, but we never managed to walk quite that far.

On the beach, catamarans, kayaks, sailboards and jet skis could be taken out. At the water activities hut, you could sign up for lessons, however, no one asked if you knew how to use the equipment before you took it out—they just gave you a life jacket
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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