Punta Cana is probably the first place that comes to mind when you think about taking a trip to the Dominican Republic. The town on the far eastern shore of the Caribbean island is famous for the many beautiful beaches around it, most of which are lined with luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts. It’s so popular that, despite its comparatively small size, it has its own international airport to save visitors the 179 km drive from Santo Domingo – the airport receives more flights each year than the capital. 

The attractions and activities in Punta Cana mostly revolve around the beautiful blue seas off its white-sand beaches. These include bathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, dolphin-spotting, windsurfing and just cruising over the calm waters while enjoying the tropical climate. If you want a break from this vision of paradise, you’ll find casinos, bars, ecological reserves, golf courses and adventure centres inland. You could quite easily spend a few weeks in the Dominican Republic without once leaving Punta Cana… and never get bored. 

What to see & do in Punta Cana

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Where & what to eat in Punta Cana

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Punta Cana

    These great restaurants in Punta Cana include some of the best dining experiences for those wishing to explore beyond their hotel. Find a range of Caribbean and international cuisine in spots set along the area’s spectacular white-sand beaches, or in cozy and chic dining spots in Punta Cana’s shopping neighborhoods. Sample the freshest seafood offerings while basking in the sea...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Punta Cana

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Punta Cana

    The best places to go shopping in Punta Cana include some of the region’s modern malls, quaint boutiques, and family-friendly dining and retail complexes. Most of the shops in the tourist neighborhoods sell a variety of Dominican coffee, rum, and cigars. The artisan markets and boutiques are the best places to buy jewelry made with Larimar – a precious stone...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Punta Cana

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  • Punta Cana Travel Essentials

    Our Punta Cana Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Punta Cana International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type...

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