Punta Cana

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Bayahibe Beach which includes tropical scenes, a sunset and a sandy beach

Enjoy long stretches of white-sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts and sunshine in abundance at one of the largest tourist destinations in the Caribbean region.

Punta Cana, on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, is renowned for its miles of white-sand beaches lined by coconut palms and aquamarine waters. The name Punta Cana is often used when referring to the region that encompasses areas such as Cabeza de Toro, Arena Gorda and Uvero Alto.

Punta Cana is primarily made up of large all-inclusive resorts that cater for families and couples. Many have their own private stretches of beach and are designed to provide guests with everything they need for their stay, including restaurants, nightclubs and sporting activities.

The main attractions of Punta Cana are, of course, the sand and the sea. The unforgettable beaches of this region are sheltered by an immense offshore reef, 18 miles (29 kilometers) in length. The shallow water makes it a good diving or snorkeling environment for beginners. Most of the all-inclusive resorts have their own dive schools and equipment shops. There are also other water activities on offer such as surfing, sailing and parasailing.

Outside the resorts, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the Dominican Republic’s other attractions. See the replica Mediterranean village built on a cliff at Altos de Chavón and explore the world’s first underwater museum at Bayahibe. Visit Higüey and its Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, a large cathedral built to honor the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Take a guided tour of the jungle at the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve.

There are a number of ways to get around Punta Cana. For the majority of visitors, who spend their time either in their resorts or at beaches nearby, the simplest way is on foot. Local buses known as ”guaguas” are the cheapest options if you plan to travel farther afield. Taxis and car rentals are also available.

Blue skies and sunshine are fixtures for most of the year in Punta Cana. In summer the temperature is an average of 88 F (31 C).

Where to stay in Punta Cana

Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is CA $225 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is within a 15-minute walk of Cabeza de Toro Beach and Bavaro Lagoon. Dolphin Explorer is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) ...
4.1/5Very Good! (489 reviews)
"I loved everything about Serenade! Definitely worth the try if you’re looking for something new and modern. Beautiful hotel and every single place is picture perfect. Only things I would recommend for them to improve is to add name tags/displays in the buffet. Also, for the restaurant reservations, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2021

Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - All Inclusive
Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive
Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive
5 out of 5
Bavaro, Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and Arena Gorda Beach. Punta ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,821 reviews)
"Property was very clean and beautiful. The up keep was exquisite. However, the swim up rooms have a bad smell due to the constant tracking of water from the pool through the room. The only addition this resort needs is better nightlife scene."

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2021

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Majestic Mirage Punta Cana - All Suites - All inclusive
Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa- All Inclusive
Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa- All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Highway Macao Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is CA $301 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, Arena Gorda Beach, and Punta Blanca Golf Course. Cortecito ...
4/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Great resort, friendly staff & good food"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2021

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa- All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TOT Punta Cana Apartments
TOT Punta Cana Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is CA $64 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of White Sands Golf Course and Arena Gorda Beach. Cortecito Beach and Iberostar Golf ...
3.9/5Good! (73 reviews)
"This place is amazing The guy is really nice They will help you with everything you need nice thanks again for your help"

Reviewed on Jun. 10, 2021

TOT Punta Cana Apartments
Villas Bavaro Beach Club & Spa
Villas Bavaro Beach Club & Spa
4 out of 5
Los Corales Beach, Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is CA $92 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana villa is within a 15-minute walk of Los Corales Beach and Aromas Museum. Cortecito Beach and Cocotal Golf and Country Club ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Puntacana is wonderful experience! Villa is good !!"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2021

Villas Bavaro Beach Club & Spa
DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
Calle Pirata, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is CA $88 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Los Corales Beach and Aromas Museum. Cortecito Beach and Cocotal Golf and Country Club ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Good breakfast Wonderful service Can recommend Thanks"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2021

DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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