Punta Cana

Travel Guide
Bayahibe Beach featuring a sunset, a beach and tropical scenes

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

Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
Grand Bavaro Princess - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playas De Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cortecito Beach, Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand and Arena Gorda Beach. Los Corales Beach ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (583 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay, the food and the amenities. Improvements can be made for speed of service on a couple of restaurants"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Grand Bavaro Princess - 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
The price is £186 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bavaro Lagoon and Cabeza de Toro Beach. Downtown Punta Cana and San Juan Shopping Center ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (700 reviews)
"The staff was amazing the place was clean, beautiful and safe I’m definitely going back."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort - 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
Fully refundable
The price is £279 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
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. Macao Beach ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,512 reviews)
"The best of the best. Came here after a horrible stay at another resort. Hard rock saved my vacation!"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana All Inclusive
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TOT Punta Cana Apartments
TOT Punta Cana Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is £49 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Punta Cana aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of White Sands Golf Course and Arena Gorda Beach. Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (74 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 10 Jun 2021

TOT Punta Cana Apartments
Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
4 out of 5
Calle Residencial Los Corales, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
The price is £110 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront villa is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Los Corales Beach, Cortecito Beach and Palma Real Shopping Village. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (134 reviews)
"Beautiful surroundings with well done maintenance."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Los Corales Tropical Beach Resort & SPA
Punta Cana Seven Beaches
Punta Cana Seven Beaches
3 out of 5
Calle Central Esquina 5, Pueblo Bavaro, La Altagracia, Punta Cana
The price is £70 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Located in Pueblo Bavaro, this apartment building is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from San Juan Shopping Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Downtown Punta Cana. Manati Park Bavaro ...
3.2/5 (57 reviews)
"I stayed only for one night but the lady who worked at the reception is very kind patient and very helpful"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

Punta Cana Seven Beaches
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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