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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 31 C.

Where to stay in Punta Cana

Top hotels in Punta Cana

 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
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Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort 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! (504 reviews)

"All the rooms are beautiful and very modern. So many pools and open space to relax. There is an amazing deal for the spa. Definitely recommend it! Beatriz, one of the event coordinators was amazing! Super hardworking and always went above and beyond. Her work ethic was fantastic in organizing my ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2020

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 £142 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

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

4.1/5Very Good! (3,007 reviews)

"Everyone was very nice and friendly I have a very good experience there, I will go back in the future"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive
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
Free cancellation
The price is £231 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort 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 Gorda ...

4/5Very Good! (1,163 reviews)

"The overall condition of the property was beautiful even though there was alot of construction going on. When I say construction I don't mean one or 2 buildings but things were cut off and entire buildings ans condos were being built. Many of the restaurants were in renovation also. Due to covid ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 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.

Top Holiday 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 £136 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated in Bayahibe, 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 Bayahibe ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Tracadero Beach Resort
Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
3.5 out of 5
Casa de Campo Resort La Romana, La Romana
The price is £127 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in Casa de Campo, this beachfront villa is on the boardwalk and within 2 mi (3 km) of Dye Fore Golf Club and The Links. La Romana Port and East National ...

4.2/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

"Our stay was good we spent most of our time sightseeing Altos de Chavon, Minitas Beach and the Marina we really used the villa to shower and sleep. Breakfast was good"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Linda Villa en Casa de Campo La Romana
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 £62 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

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

3/5 (44 reviews)

"Beautiful place with every commodoties for family, water park for children, big Pool, amazing beach."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Apartaments at Cadaques Caribe
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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Reviews of Punta Cana

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Please don't give tourist money to dolphin expeditions that keep the creatures in captivity.

1/5 - Terrible

Davy

7 Mar 2020

Would not advise for anyone who wants to venture out of the resort. Only some staff could speak english fluently Attitude was often rude and upsetting unless you had money in your hands. I would not go back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Feb 2020

The beach was beautiful and a very short walk from our hotel room. We had an amazing time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jan 2020

Great place to visit for some winter sun!

5/5 - Excellent

MikeH

3 Jan 2020

Didn't venture out of the hotel on this trip, we just wanted to recharge our batteries and for that it was great!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Dec 2019

Beautiful beaches, lovely people

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