Overview Punta Cana

Visiting Punta Cana

Nestled on the far eastern shore of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is the nation’s premiere resort area and it’s not hard to see why. With stunning beaches, warm blue waters and world-class golf courses, Punta Cana has been a popular destination since the 1970s.

Resorts are king here, and some of the best line the city’s greatest beach, Playa Bavaro. This stretch of powder soft white sand and turquoise blue water is home to a host of watersports, and lined with plenty of restaurants and shops.

The warm Caribbean waters around Punta Cana are home to a wide variety of tropical fish and aquatic wildlife, which congregate around its numerous coral reefs. A robust tour boat industry caters to sea-bound tourists, with outfits like Aquatours and Tropical Storm Bavaro Cruises as popular options.

Punta Cana’s beautiful landscape and traditional way of life can best be experienced with one of the area’s popular tour... Read More
Nestled on the far eastern shore of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is the nation’s premiere resort area and it’s not hard to see why. With stunning beaches, warm blue waters and world-class golf courses, Punta Cana has been a popular destination since the 1970s.

Resorts are king here, and some of the best line the city’s greatest beach, Playa Bavaro. This stretch of powder soft white sand and turquoise blue water is home to a host of watersports, and lined with plenty of restaurants and shops.

The warm Caribbean waters around Punta Cana are home to a wide variety of tropical fish and aquatic wildlife, which congregate around its numerous coral reefs. A robust tour boat industry caters to sea-bound tourists, with outfits like Aquatours and Tropical Storm Bavaro Cruises as popular options.

Punta Cana’s beautiful landscape and traditional way of life can best be experienced with one of the area’s popular tour companies like the Bavaro Runners Tour, a full-day expedition into the jungles of Punta Cana, where visitors can visit a working sugar cane factory, or enjoy local fruits on traditional small family farms.

Since the early 1990s, Punta Cana has become a golfer’s mecca, with 12 professional quality golf courses inside its limits. Courses like La Cana and Punta Blanca are sure not to disappoint, but the city’s golf gem is surely the oceanside Punta Espada Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course ranked in the top fifty courses in the world. Pack your clubs!

So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right resort, peruse our pages and create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve buried their toes at Playa Bavaro. See you on the beach!    Close

Stories and Tips Punta Cana

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Birds, Birds, Birds!!!

Written by Kevin K on 18 Mar, 2001

As I mentioned earlier, there are wild birds walking everyone in the resort. "Wild" might be an overstatement because although they are not caged, they really don't have much or any fear of people. We often noticed the peacocks and peahens making themselves comfortable on the railing…Read More


The town

Written by OceansAura1 on 15 Jun, 2007

I saw a few pretty harsh reviews of the outside town in Bavaro. I assume that it was because the people visited in '03. When we went in '06, it was not that bad. Sure, it is a very, very poor area, but ALL the…Read More


Service at the Resort

Written by berky on 17 Feb, 2007

In every area, there seemed frequently to be a shortage of items—it seemed as if perhaps inventory in general did not keep up with demand. The second night we got back to our room and our water had not been replenished. We had started out…Read More


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Resort Activities

Written by berky on 17 Feb, 2007

Each day, activities were held by the pool (and some on the beach) by the animations staff. These versatile hosts spoke several languages each and worked tirelessly with enthusiasm, engaging people in archery, aquarobics, volleyball, dance and language lessons, pool games, painting lessons. . .…Read More


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Food at the Resort

Written by berky on 17 Feb, 2007

There were two buffet style restaurants, a creperie, a fast food pool side service, and four a la carte restaurants for which reservations were required. The desk was only open for limited amounts of time and there was always a line-up—a good idea to make…Read More


Secrets at Punta Cana

Written by nalbino11 on 12 Jan, 2007

We went to Punta Cana for our honeymoon. This place is gorgeous. The beaches are beautiful and the resort is well kept. I had some issues with this vacation that I wish to share. The food was awful, our travel agent hyped up the food…Read More


First ever all-inclusive stay

Written by ideaguy on 21 Jan, 2005

I will go back to Punta Cana because of the natural beauty of the area and the people. This first trip was to an all-inclusive resort where all you had to bring was yourself. Normally I buy the cheapest flight, arrive, and then find…Read More


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Tips for Fellow Canadians

Written by TamD on 25 Apr, 2004

I just wanted to tell all my fellow Canadian travellers that a great way to go to DR is through an Air Canada Vacation. The value is really good. We went in-season and still considered this a bargain compared to other trips we've been on.…Read More


cultural and night life

Written by erick3000 on 08 Jan, 2005

As a Dominican guy, I started to hear about Punta Cana about 10 years ago as a vacation destination – back then, Puerto Plata was the place to be for vacations. The problem with Puerto Plata was that the city was very disorganized and…Read More


Great vacation details

Written by 3GUNDYS on 30 Jun, 2004

This is a very nice resort. It is about 20 minutes by taxi ($20) from Punta Cana Airport. We were escorted to the Vacation Club House upon arrival for check-in. There we were served champagne and cool towels. We accepted the "First Club Membership" Upgrade.…Read More


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