Hotels in Punta Cana
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Punta Cana 7.3 mi from city centre
Set in Punta Cana, within 400 metres of Arena Gorda Beach and 1.1 km of Bavaro Beach, EcoHostal offers accommodation with...
Punta Cana 7.7 mi from city centre
Set in Punta Cana, 2.3 km from Arena Gorda Beach, Hotel Punto4 offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking and...
Arcoiris Share Apartment Bavaro Punta Cana
Punta Cana 6 mi from city centre
Set in Punta Cana, 400 metres from Bavaro Beach, ARCOIRIS SHARE APARTMENT BAVARO PUNTA CANA offers accommodation with an...
Y Bar La Palma
Punta Cana 7.7 mi from city centre
Located in Punta Cana, 29 km from freshwater lagoons, Hotel Maracas Punta Cana provides accommodation with a restaurant,...
Shared Shared Room
Punta Cana 3.9 mi from city centre
Set in Punta Cana, Shared Shared Room offers accommodation with private balconies. Around 2.7 km from Bavaro Beach, the property...
Punta Cana Hostel
Punta Cana 8.7 mi from city centre
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a lazy river, and bicycles to rent. This hostel also...
Hostel Punta Cana
Punta Cana 7 mi from city centre
Hostel Punta Cana is located 100 metres from Los Corales Beach and 5 minutes’ drive from Manati Park. It features a swimming...
Book your cheap hotel in Punta Cana
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.