Punta Cana

Travel Guide
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

Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $218 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Punta Cana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,206 reviews)
"The pool hour only until 7pm. I would be more enjoyable if it was open later."

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2022

Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino - All Inclusive
Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Playas de Bavaro, Higuey, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23301
The price is CA $388 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Punta Cana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (639 reviews)
"Excellent food, drinks, instalations and service"

Reviewed on Aug. 13, 2022

Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino - All Inclusive
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, 23000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $244 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Punta Cana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,740 reviews)
"The all inclusive package made it easy for the family to do different activities together and separately each day. We loved kayaking and paddle boarding. The staff were friendly and helpful. They made our stay relaxing and fun."

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2022

Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - 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.
Bella Vida Hotel Formerly Tomasol
Bella Vida Hotel Formerly Tomasol
3 out of 5
calle Aruba #26 los corales, Bavaro,, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
The price is CA $64 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Punta Cana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Bavaro Beach and Cana Bay Golf Club are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Great experience! I was so excited to stay here after staying at a different property that barely had working toilets, and a shower that spewed out droplets. Pedro was the building manager and he took the time to make sure our wifi was working well, and we were comfortable. The bathroom was clean ..."

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Bella Vida Hotel Formerly Tomasol
DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
Calle Pirata, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
The price is CA $79 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this aparthotel in Punta Cana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 beach bars. Popular attractions Bavaro Beach and Cana Bay Golf Club are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Good offer for the price. We like the location and our room."

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2022

DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
4 out of 5
Calle Residencial Los Corales, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
The price is CA $106 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Punta Cana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (150 reviews)
"Its my second stay here and again very nice experience. Would stay again and agsin!"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2022

Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
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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