Punta Cana is probably the first place that comes to mind when you think about taking a trip to the Dominican Republic. The town on the far eastern shore of the Caribbean island is famous for the many beautiful beaches around it, most of which are lined with luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts. It’s so popular that, despite its comparatively small size, it has its own international airport to save visitors the 179 km drive from Santo Domingo – the airport receives more flights each year than the capital. 

    The attractions and activities in Punta Cana mostly revolve around the beautiful blue seas off its white-sand beaches. These include swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, dolphin-spotting, windsurfing and just cruising over the calm waters while enjoying the tropical climate. If you want a break from this vision of paradise, you’ll find casinos, bars, ecological reserves, golf courses and adventure centres inland. You could quite easily spend a few weeks in the Dominican Republic without once leaving Punta Cana… and never get bored. 

    What to see & do in Punta Cana

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Punta Cana

      The best things to do in Punta Cana include hitting some of the best beaches along the Coconut Coast and discovering hidden lagoons inside lush forests. Most of the top attractions around this easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic aren’t too far from the resort town’s coast. Even so, it’s worth escaping the confines of your all-inclusive resort grounds...

    Where & what to eat in Punta Cana

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      These great restaurants in Punta Cana include some of the best dining experiences for those wishing to explore beyond their hotel. Find a range of Caribbean and international cuisine in spots set along the area’s spectacular white-sand beaches, or in cosy and chic dining spots in Punta Cana’s shopping areas. Sample the freshest seafood offerings while basking in the...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Punta Cana

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Punta Cana

      The best places to go shopping in Punta Cana include some of the region’s modern malls, quaint boutiques, and family-friendly dining and retail complexes. Most of the shops in the tourist areas sell a variety of Dominican coffee, rum, and cigars. The artisan markets and boutiques are the best places to buy jewellery made with Larimar – a precious stone...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Punta Cana

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      The best things to do after dinner in Punta Cana can satisfy a wide range of tastes. Whether you want to dance all night or chill with cocktails on the beach, Punta Cana has a setting for everyone. While the Dominican resort town is among the Caribbean’s most desirable destinations for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, its nightlife...

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    • Punta Cana Travel Essentials

      Our Punta Cana Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Punta Cana International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type...

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