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.
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.
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.
+ 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.
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).
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.
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.
To bring back
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.
Weather Punta Cana
These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Punta Cana . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Punta Cana so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Punta Cana , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
Overall rating 56/100
Temperature indicators64%Very hot
The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 33°C and 36°C.
Bad weather indicators18%Heavy rain
Heavy rain - averaging over 4.5mm per day.
Sunbathing indicators42%Sunny intervals
Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).
Swimming indicators92%Very pleasant / Optimal
High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).
Wind indicators84%Light breeze / Optimal
Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.