Punta Cana is located right on the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic. The name of the stunning resort is originated from the cane palms in the area and it has been popular as a holiday resort among tourists for decades. Travelers can enjoy white sandy beaches with palm trees around and furthermore, the crystal clear water stretches out to 32 km long beaches - surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Diario El Caribe
Ministry of Tourism
Calle Cayetano Germosen
+1 809 221 4660
Whether you’re looking for a second honeymoon, a family vacation or just some fun in the sun, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has everything to make your perfect getaway. Being the heart of tourism in the DR, you’ll never be far from white sand beaches and something to do or see!
Punta Cana is one the Caribbean’s premiere golf retreats, featuring dozens of courses, some of which were designed by the world’s most renowned PGA pros. After 18 holes, find refuge in one of Punta Cana’s many casinos for a beverage and a hand of cards.
Families will love natural attractions filled with the beauty of the Caribbean. Head South to Explore Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park or the natural spring Hoyo Azul. With all of the great sights and spots near your resort, it can be easy to miss out on all the Dominican has to offer. Take some time to get lost in the culture and enjoy hand-rolled cigars, flavorful rums, and locally grown coffee.
La Romana is home to the impressive Casa de Campo resort, which happens to also contain one of the settlement's primary tourist attractions – a model village designed to imitate those of 16th-century Europe, containing a colossal amphitheater, archaeology museum, and offering some of the best views over the iconic Rio Chavon valley. Beaches, active pursuits on land and water, and the region's most diverse array of dining establishments are some of La Romana's major draws. Catalina Island (just off the coast) makes for an excellent half-day trip.
Altos de Chavon
Cueva de las Maravillas National Park
Panaderia Trigo de Oro
Although the main attraction of Punta Cana is its luxurious beaches and world-renowned golf courses, this tropical paradise offers plenty of activities and sights on land and at sea. The caressing sun will allow you to spend some idle days of pure sunbathing, whereas the most adventurous can look for an adrenaline-boost on a zip-line or by doing thrilling water-sports .
Discover unspoiled nature and mingle with the locals, sample some flavoured rum, experience the mild light of the sun rising, dance intensively and behold at the spectacle of this Caribbean gem.
Ocean Spa - Dr. Fish
Flintstones Buggy Adventure
Outback Adventures - Outback Safari
Monkey Land by Runners Adventures
El Tour Caribe
Pirate Rum Factory & Taino Cave Tour
Macao Surf Camp
HorsePlay Punta Cana
Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park
Punta Blanca Golf Club
Punta Cana Fishing
Dolphin Island Park
Manatí Park Bavaro
Jesus Maestro Parish
Punta Cana is home to some of the best Caribbean and International cuisine in the world. Celebrity chefs and local staples make eating in Bávaro and Punta Cana a dreamy breeze. Indulge on seafood specialties at the seafront, or sample some Mediterranean cuisine in the hectic downtown.
Passion by Martin Berasategui
The Jellyfish Restaurant
Playa Blanca Restaurant
La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant
La Parrillita Mexico
Search the downtown and areas surrounding shopping havens to discover some unique diners and dives. Many cafes function as regular restaurants as well, serving aromatic coffee and delicious nibbles - the close proximity to the sea and the Caribbean backdrop will give you the chance to have an extraordinary breakfast experience.
Brot Bagel Shop
Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana
Punta Cana livens up the hot Caribbean nights with its wealth of bars and clubs. The "fiesta" atmosphere shrouds the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic all year round, where the party stops when the sun rises and the pungent scent of rum and cigars pervades the air.
Soak up the sun by day and soak up the fun by night, Punta Cana is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Imagine Punta Cana Disco
Hard Rock Casino
Areito Disco Bavaro
Black Diamond Hookah Lounge
Shopping in Punta Cana is as simple as heading to your resort travel guide and hitting the street. You’re likely to find some great deals within walking distance and, although international brands shops are not that frequent, it won´t be that much of a challenge to bump into souvenir shops, local artifacts, rum or cigars shops.
Palma Real Shopping Village
Don Lucas Cigars
Galerias at Puntacana Village
ChocoMuseo Punta Cana
Plaza Uvero Alto
Harrison's Fine Jewelry
La Perla Dominicana
Museo del Artesano
San Juan Shopping Center
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located in the heart of Punta Cana, only a short shuttle from your final destination. Taxi’s and shuttles are available at the airport and many resorts supply their guests with personal or group shuttle service.
Address: Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana, Carretera Higüey, Punta Cana
Punta Cana is located in the Atlantic Standard time zone, and all times are reflected in Atlantic time.
The public bus system covers both Punta Cana and Bavaro and it is low cost but tricky. Bus stops are not clearly marked and you can hail a minibus (Guacas) anywhere, that´s why it is recommended to tell the driver in advance where you want to get off.
Tickets can be purchased on boards.
Taxis and shuttles are commonplace and can be found most everywhere you want to travel to. Don’t forget that many attractions will provide free transit if you call ahead or get your resort’s travel desk to book for you.
Taxi services in Punta Cana are safe and common, but make sure to set a price before taking a ride. You can book a taxi at hubs at the airport and at most resorts, shopping venues, and attractions. They have fixed rates, which are displayed on a white board in the outer arrivals hall.
Address: Taxi Bavaro Punta Cana, Avenida España, Punta Cana
Phone: +1 809-552-0617
A post office is located at Punta Cana Airport, selling postcards and stamps. Dominica Republic´s postal service is not renowned for its efficiency, and post can take a few months to reach its destination.
Address: Punta Cana International Airport, Punta Cana
Three pharmacies are located throughout Punta Cana, with Pharmacia Estrella open Sunday - Friday 24h. The pharmacy features a big, green sign and a red cross on the outside.
Pharmacia Estrella: Plaza Estrella Bavaro, Avenida España, Punta Cana +1 809 552 0344
Pharma 360: Primer Nivel 106, Punta Cana +1 809-455-1708
Farmacia: Avenida Barceló 23000, Punta Cana
Address: Plaza Estrella Bavaro, Avenida España, Punta Cana
Phone: +1 809 552 0344
Country code: +27
Area codes in Punta Cana: 809
Electricity is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz with American style two-pin plugs