La Bandera Dominicana
One of the staples of traditional Dominican food is Bandera, a white rice dish served with red beans, chicken or beef, salad and fried bananas. If served in an authentic manner, this dish incorporates elements from all food groups. Indeed, the name itself reflects an all-inclusive meal: La Bandera Dominicana means "the Dominican Flag," and is usually served for lunch — the most important meal of the day for Dominicans, when the entire family gathers around the table.
A dinner show
Great for families with children of all ages, there are a number of great dinner shows in Punta Cana. Some of the more known ones are pirate-themed and feature interactive experiences. Prepare to be blown away by the stunts performed, while enjoying a buffet-style dinner on the water. Most hotels provide free transportation.
Guineos y cocos
The Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana in particular, enjoys culinary flavors which stem from a blend of European, Indian and Asian cooking styles. The result is a heavy focus on fruits such as coconuts and bananas, which are prepared in various forms for meals at all times of the day. Bananas (or guineos as the locals call them), traditionally served in a puree form, are also often boiled or fried, depending on where you eat.
Revoltillo de huevos
Breakfast is extremely important as it sets the tone for the entire day. Revoltillo de huevos, or scrambled eggs a la Dominicana, puts a unique twist on traditional breakfast items. In addition to eggs, most recipes call for diced tomatoes, some chopped onion and sweet bell pepper, infusing the dish with all kinds of unique flavors. Start your perfect all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacation with this great breakfast, and set the right tone for your entire trip.