From our ranch in Macao, we go tearing through the remote farmland of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental Mountain Range deep in the background. These narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud that we’ll go barging through again and again. At first, you may try and avoid the mud, but soon you’ll give into the filth. This excursion is not for the dainty.
Our first stop is at a quaint country ranch for an introduction on local produce like cocoa, coffee, tobacco and Mamajuana (a Dominican aphrodisiac elixir) and green tea leaves. Back into the rocky off-road, among panoramic views of endless farmland and distant mountains, our excursion leeds us to a picturesque cave replete with a deep natural swimming hole. Jump in; cool off and wash off in these refreshing underground waters.
The longest stretch of our drive is also the largest contrast. From the hidden countryside cave, we retrace our muddy path, and then some, to the shores of the photogenic Macao Beach, one of the last ‘resort free’ coastal stretches of Punta Cana. Here, we’ll have time to enjoy this idealistic Caribbean Beach with rows of palm trees and azure waters.
So, rev your engine and get muddy with us on our Macao Buggy Adventure.