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Punta Cana

 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.

currency

Dominican Peso

phone

911 or 112

newspaper

Diario El Caribe
Listín Diario
Gringo Times
Dominican Today

population

43,982

info

Ministry of Tourism
Calle Cayetano Germosen
Santo Domingo

+1 809 221 4660

Punta Cana tropical resorts, aerial view

The City

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 view from Altos de Chavon

La Romana

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

Rio Chavon

Cueva de las Maravillas National Park

Minitas Beach

Shish Kabab

Dom Ham

Restaurant Lucas

Panaderia Trigo de Oro

Onno's Bar

Multiplaza

Punta Cana in Dominican Republic : beaches and jungle

Do & See

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.

Scape Park

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

Bávaro Beach

Macao Surf Camp

HorsePlay Punta Cana

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

Isla Catalina

Punta Blanca Golf Club

Punta Cana Fishing

Playa Juanillo

Dolphin Island Park

Manatí Park Bavaro

Jesus Maestro Parish

Party table on caribbean beach

Dining

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

Blue Marlin

Playa Blanca Restaurant

La Yola

Sivory

Bamboo

La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant

La Parrillita Mexico

Gabi Beach

Beautiful woman is resting well in the resort

Cafes

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.

Nam Nam

Huracán Café

Sivory

Brot Bagel Shop

Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana

Agave

Punta Cana

Bars & Nightlife

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

Mangu Disco

ORO Nightclub

Pacha

Areito Disco Bavaro

Black Diamond Hookah Lounge

Vento

Traditional souvenirs in a tourists shop in Dominican Republic

Shopping

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

Plaza Bávaro

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

Ted Murphy Follow Excellence Punta Cana

Essential Information

Airport

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

Website: www.puntacanainternationalairport.com

Time Zone

Punta Cana is located in the Atlantic Standard time zone, and all times are reflected in Atlantic time.

Public Transport

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.

Taxi

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

Post

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

Website: www.puntacanainternationalairport.com

Pharmacy

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

Telephone

Country code: +27

Area codes in Punta Cana: 809

Electricity

Electricity is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz with American style two-pin plugs

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