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Discover the sandy white beaches of Punta Cana

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  • Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Punta Cana is the most famous resort in the Dominican Republic, and for good reason. The beautiful beaches, stretching over 24 miles, could almost be added to the list of world heritage. Transparent waters, coconut trees, white sand, the magical combination is there for you to enjoy an excellent leisure holiday, in the sun or under the shade of a Cana ...
    ę Mickael David
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Dominican Republic

Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Punta Cana is the most famous resort in the Dominican Republic, and for good reason. People travel to Punta Cana for its beautiful beaches, stretching over 24 miles. Transparent waters, coconut trees, white sand, the magical combination is there for you to enjoy an excellent leisure holiday, in the sun or under the shade of a Cana straw hut, while sipping a mojito or a pinacolada. However, in order to discover the country, the customs and the lifestyle of local Dominicans, it is better to move to another destination. In Punta Cana, there is nothing but hotels.

Punta Cana: what to do?

The hotels all offer high quality well-being services, with a wide range of spas in beautiful settings, as well as wide range of sports activities such as tennis, cycling and horse riding. The water sports (diving, water skiing, sailing, etc) are not to be missed! Fans of golf will also find beautiful golf courses.

The commonly proposed trip in Punta Cana is to the Manati Park, an ecological park where you can, under reservation, have the opportunity to swim with dolphins. From Punta Cana, holidaymakers can engage in the great adventure and visit the island of Saona, as well as La Romana and Santo Domingo, the capital of the island.

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Punta Cana: the key figures

Surface area : 48730 sq. km km2

Population : 9,872,000 inhabitants

  • Beautiful beaches
  • A hotel industry of good or very good standing
  • Many sports activities
  • No sites of cultural interest
  • Dominican lifestyle reduced to its simplest expression.

Punta Cana: what to visit?

Coasts

Islands and beaches

Reminders

A suitcase for the summer: light clothing cotton, open shoes, shorts, shirts, T-shirts, without forgetting the bathing suit, as well as warm clothes and walking shoes for getaways in the mountains. A lightweight raincoat is useful during the rainy season (from May to July).

To avoid

Punta Cana is not an authentically Dominican location. Experiencing Dominican life here is limited unless you go on an excursion, but the excursions take time because this area is far away from everything. The only possible compromise is to opt for a two-week stay and to opt for a hotel near a market place, or a bus station, for your escapades.

Punta Cana: what to eat?

Rich and spicy, Dominican cuisine is the result of Creole, European and African influences. Starch foods (rice, sweet potatoes and plantain), fish and shell fish as well as tropical fruits are the key foods. The stews (mondogo, sancocho) are common, with goat meat or fish cooked in coconut milk being prime examples.

Punta Cana: what to buy?

Jewellery made from amber (brown solidified resin), larimar (blue stone), leather items, baskets, naive paintings, a legacy of Indian Ta´nos, CDs of merengue and bachata, cigars, liquid vanilla, jam, rum and coffee are the main souvenirs that you can bring home. They can be found everywhere on beaches and especially in local markets.

Punta Cana Reviewedhotels
  • 9.1 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Tortuga Bay at Puntacana Resort Club
    Punta Cana - Dominican Republic
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Tortuga Bay: the name of this luxury boutique hotel immediately ...

  • 8.9 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Punta Cana Hotel
    Punta Cana - Dominican Republic
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Punta Cana Hotel was not wrong in its decision to move away ...

  • 8.65 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Sivory Punta Cana by Portblue Boutique
    Punta Cana - Dominican Republic
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Nestled in an overcrowded place, the Sivory Punta Cana is an ...

  • 8.65 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
    Punta Cana - Dominican Republic
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    A veritable resort, this upmarket paradise certainly wins the ...

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