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Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort
Punta Cana 5.6 mi from city centre
Located in Punta Cana, 100 metres from Cabeza de Toro beach, the Serenade Punta Cana Beach & Spa Resort has a restaurant,...
Riu Bambu All Inclusive
Punta Cana 10.2 mi from city centre
The preferred airport for Riu Bambu All Inclusive is Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) - 20.4 km / 12.7 mi. Distances are...
Riu Republica - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Punta Cana 12.4 mi from city centre
Located on a heavenly beach, the Hotel Riu Republica - Adults Only is your perfect option for enjoying an unforgettable holiday...
Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda All Inclusive
Punta Cana 10.5 mi from city centre
Offering an outdoor and indoor pool, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda - All Inclusive is located in the shores of Punta Cana....
Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive
Punta Cana 5.8 mi from city centre
This Punta Cana property is situated on an island, and close to both Bavaro Beach and Dolphin Island. Another attraction...
Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana All Inclusive
Punta Cana 10.6 mi from city centre
This all-inclusive Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana - All Inclusive resort features an outdoor pool, restaurant, and WiFi....
Ocean El Faro Resort All Inclusive
Punta Cana 19.8 mi from city centre
Situated in Punta Cana, 24 km from Dolphin Island Park, Ocean el Faro Resort - All Inclusive has a number of amenities, including...
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For unrivalled beachside vistas featuring silky, sandy shorelines, Punta Cana is a top choice. The idyllic seascapes are among the best in the Caribbean, while the town and surrounding areas offer plenty of excursions, entertainment and activities – from snorkelling in crystalline bays to dune buggy rides.
Choose from a wealth of budget hotels in the Punta Cana area, from all-inclusive resorts to hotels with waterfront access.
Neighbourhoods of Punta Cana
Explore Punta Cana’s surrounding neighbourhoods:
- Bávaro: Just north of the airport, Bávaro is a pretty town with a vibrant centre which is home to a range of bars and shops. You'll also find amusement parks and family-friendly tourist activities (like Dolphin Island) which are a good choice for travellers with children.
- Higüey: This region is considered to be holy by locals and features the pretty Basilica de Higüey Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia. It’s a relaxing place to visit with excellent beaches and a host of fine eateries.
- Playa Uvero Alto: This is among the more popular areas for tourists. It features some fine waterfront hotels, scenic coconut groves and world-beating beaches. It’s also very conveniently located close to the airport, making it many visitors’ first port of call.
What to see and do in Punta Cana
Punta Cana is a sun and sand paradise with plenty of pretty beaches to explore. One of the most stunning sites here is the Ojos Indígenas Ecological Park & Reserve, a region of pristine coastline featuring breathtaking mangrove forests. If you're travelling with young ones, Scape Park, Bavaro Adventure Park and Manati Park all make fine days out, as does Dolphin Discovery where you can interact with dolphins. Scape Park in particular is home to the spectacular sinkhole of Hoyo Azul, featuring crystalline swimming waters flanked by natural cliffs. There are also plenty of shopping activities in the region as well, including the Palma Real Shopping Village. Another stand-out attraction in this region is the ChocoMuseo, a chocolate museum dedicated to everything cocoa. You can even take part in a chocolate making workshop.
What to eat in Punta Cana
Punta Cana has an excellent selection of restaurants, with fresh seafood eateries located right along the beach. Standout dishes include Chapea (rice and bean stew), Niños envueltos (rice and beef wrapped in cabbage) and Chimichurri burgers (a local take on the hamburger with garlic and oregano). You'll also find the simple yet delicious Suspiritos, a meringue dessert served with an array of toppings. As for drinks, coffee, batidas (Brazilian smoothies) and mabi (colubrina juice) are popular.
Typical events and festivals in Punta Cana
Punta Cana hosts a wide number of festivities throughout the year, both cultural and religious. In February, you can expect the colourful Carnaval parades to run through town, with plenty of parties and concerts. During Easter, or Semana Santa, there are a host of festivities, from religious events to beauty pageants. In November, Punta Cana hosts the Caribbean dance-related Merenque Festival. On Columbus Day, there's a local Puerto Plata Festival with live concerts and performances.
How to move around in Punta Cana
Punta Cana is serviced by local public buses and taxis. However, to explore the region at your own pace, it’s best to rent a car. Punta Cana has its own convenient airport for ease of arrival.
The climate in Punta Cana
Punta Cana has a tropical climate year-round. You can expect highs of 30°C+ just about any month of the year, with rain generally taking up to 15 days of each month. The hurricane season runs from June to November, with December to April being the peak travel times.
More interesting facts about and sights in Punta Cana
If you're looking to escape the beach crowds, consider a day trip to the spectacular Saona Island to the southeast of Punta Cana. The island is a protected nature reserve with abundant bird and marine life, including starfish and sea turtles.