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Punta CanaDominican Republic

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

Top Hotels in Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Turístico Del Este Km 28, #74, Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is NT$9,459 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Punta Blanca Golf Course and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Arena ...

4/5Very Good! (1,206 reviews)

"Overall it was very good. The food, the service, the beach, casino etc. The pool areas and activities for kids are great. Most people wore cloth mask which do not work. They have to be the N95 to help at all. I didn’t like having to wear a mask everywhere. We didn’t wear one unless forced for example ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/13

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 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 NT$6,278 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana property is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Arena Gorda Beach. Punta Blanca ...

4.1/5Very Good! (551 reviews)

"It was excellent, no complaints, me and my family received excellent service from all of the workers."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/4

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa- All Inclusive
Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive
Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is NT$4,823 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront property is connected to the convention center and within a 10-minute walk of Bavaro Beach and Dolphin Island. Palma Real ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,067 reviews)

"How large is the complex with pool and beaches. All inclusive Value for money"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/16

Barceló Bávaro Palace - 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.

Vacation Rentals in Punta Cana

Tracadero Beach Resort
Tracadero Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Calle Los Corales, Dominicus, Bayahibe, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia
The price is NT$6,166 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in San Rafael del Yuma, this beach aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dominicus Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Bayahibe Beach. Monumento Natural Punta ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (73 reviews)

"I love everything about this place ,I will keep going back"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/12

Tracadero Beach Resort
Apartaments at Cadaques Caribe
Apartaments at Cadaques Caribe
3.5 out of 5
Cadaques Caribe Resort & Villas Blvd, Dominicus Americanus, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia
The price is NT$2,943 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in San Rafael del Yuma, this beachfront aparthotel is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of East National Park and Dominicus Beach. Bayahibe Beach ...

3.1/5 (45 reviews)

"It isbreally close to the beach and to the restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/7

Apartaments at Cadaques Caribe
Los Flamencos Aparthotel
Los Flamencos Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Fuller, Dominicus Americanus Bay, San Rafael del Yuma, La Altagracia
The price is NT$1,993 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Offering direct access to the beach, this San Rafael del Yuma aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dominicus Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Bayahibe Beach. Monumento ...

3.8/5Good! (92 reviews)

"I like the property, good attention and the condition were excelente"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/15

Los Flamencos Aparthotel
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.

Popular places to visit in Punta Cana

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Reviews of Punta Cana

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5/5 - Excellent

Asya

Jun 1, 2020

Cool place

5/5 - Excellent

Taj

May 31, 2020

Beach was good, everything is decent in Punta Cana...this resort was just ok.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 28, 2020

Prior visits; excellent. This trip, horrible.

2/5 - Disappointing

Mike

Apr 27, 2020

Would not return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 24, 2020

Beautiful country, people we encountered are nice and friendly.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Apr 24, 2020

stuff don’t care so much and they do that bad stuff to their costumer . That mean only one thing that they are not scared of justice , feel like the justice doesn’t work well there than

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