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 kilometres) 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 honour 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
The price is ₹10,831 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort 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! (1,332 reviews)
"Our third time at the property and again was not disappointed!!"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

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
The price is ₹16,353 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Punta Cana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,925 reviews)
"When I first got there I had some small concerns but I went to the lobby and spoke with them and they made sure it was satisfied right away! Every time you needed something they were always there to solve it! One of the receptionist by the name of “Yuly” was so excellent!!! He was so helpful and ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022

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
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Punta Cana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (730 reviews)
"Lopesan was a great hotel, my family and I had no major complaints. The food was okay not the greatest including the onsite restaurants. Staff was friendly, beach was well kept, The one towel stand was annoying. We enjoyed our vacation stay so not much to complain about."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2022

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.
Sol Caribe Suites Los Corales Beach
Sol Caribe Suites Los Corales Beach
3.5 out of 5
C. Aruba, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Punta Cana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Bavaro Beach and Los Corales Beach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"It was good choice and we lime everything while our stay!"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

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
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 their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (151 reviews)
"Close to everything (Beach and pool). Sadly the beach was not very clean but we were able to enjoy in an excursion and the pool."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2022

DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
DELUXE STUDIOS playa LOS CORALES
Calle Pirata, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
Stay at this aparthotel in Punta Cana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 beach bars. Popular attractions Bavaro Beach and Los Corales Beach are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Good offer for the price. We like the location and our room."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

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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