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What Medicines to Bring to Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is one of the Dominican Republic’s hottest locales—both in terms of temperature and popularity! Gorgeous weather, kind locals, delicious cuisine, awesome activities, breathtaking sights, and much more have culminated to make the slice of Caribbean paradise a perennial favorite for vacationers from around the globe.

And while there’s no shortage of reasons to visit Punta Cana, those who are thinking of making the trip should be aware of several medicines that could very well come in handy during their vacations.

These medicines, although over-the-counter and entirely legal to use, may help certain travelers to better adapt to the nuances of the Dominican Republic’s climate and general characteristics.

Let’s take a look at some medicines that Dominican Republic vacationers would be wise to bring with them!

Aspirin

Travel produces its fair share of headaches, and for as beautiful as Punta Cana is, it cannot shield visitors from stress encountered while en route to its borders. As such, potential Punta Cana vacationers should consider bringing travel-sized aspirin bottles with them, for use during flights and, in unexpected instances, during the actual stay.

Toothpaste

Alright, this one might seem obvious—and to be sure, it is—but it must be emphasized that quite a few vacationers forget to bring toothpaste to Punta Cana, as they’re engrossed by the imminent sunshine and joy of their destination.

Toothpaste

Moreover, as anyone who’s traveled can attest to, it’s very, very easy to forget the “basics” while packing, for whatever reason. Of course, the items that are most unlikely to be used are almost always remembered!

In short, to assure that visitors to the Dominican Republic aren’t faced with an unpleasant surprise right when they touch down (in the form of forgotten toothpaste), and although their resort or hotel may offer complementary tubes, it’s best to pack some travel toothpaste—just to be on the safe side.

Sunscreen

Punta Cana’s lowest average temperature is encountered during January and is a frigid, bone-chilling, ultra-cold 77 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, the Dominican Republic is warm throughout the entire year, and the chief contributor to this temperature is, naturally, the sun.

Needless to say, Punta Cana visitors will be introduced to an abundance of rays during their stays!

To avoid becoming sunburnt, suffering unnecessarily, or perhaps even being subjected to a more serious disease as a result of extensive sun exposure, Dominican Republic vacationers should pack some sunscreen—the higher SPF protection the better!

Sunscreen can be purchased in several different locations in Punta Cana, but visitors would be wise to bring their own, as it’s advisable to apply the protectant before touching down in the country.

The reasoning for this recommended course of action, besides preserving the health of vacationers, is simple: even mild sunburn can place a damper on a vacation.

Dramamine

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Dramamine is an over-the-counter drug most commonly used to treat motion sickness, or a temporary (albeit uncomfortable) condition that results from excess motion and typically includes symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. In addition to proving useful for airplane landings and boat rides (including cruises!).

Dramamine will help Punta Cana visitors to alleviate any of the specified symptoms they might encounter from the destination’s awesome activities, including surfing, swimming, indulging in speedboat rides, scuba diving, and more.

Chances are visitors—especially those who predominantly plan to relax—won’t need Dramamine, but it’s best to be prepared in case the medicine can prove useful by bringing it along.

By packing the listed medicines, vacationers are taking an intelligent step towards assuring that their Punta Cana memories are as positive as possible. Thanks for reading, and here’s to the beauty and appeal of the Dominican Republic!

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