What's Punta Cana Like? 
Punta Cana is a popular beachfront location that has a number of attractions for tourists. The city offers a variety of snorkeling and scuba diving tours that one can take advantage of, including all-day tours, half-day tours, and even tours that only last an hour or so. Some of the tours will even allow the vacationer to hold, touch, and feed a stingray. Punta Cana also offers horseback riding, which is a great way for visitors to see the majority of the city. If horseback riding is not your thing, then ATV tours are often offered as well. The beach has a pavilion where, for a fee, individuals can get a full body Swedish massage. Finally, people can tour Manati Park, and be exposed to a variety of animals, including crabs, sea lions, flemings, tropical birds, and dolphins. A lot of the tourists that visit Punta Cana will also recommend their parasailing tours. Even though some tourists said that they have that option in their home country, they felt that Punta Cana had a great program with an incredible view. 

  1. Punta Cana is an island paradise in the eastern Dominican Republic in Caribbean. Check out our maps to learn where Punta Cana exactly is.

  2. When is the best time to visit Punta Cana? If you read Punta Cana weather forecast carefully, you can avoid rainy Punta Cana and hurricane season.

  3. How can I get to Punta Cana? The best option is a flight to Punta Cana International Airport. There is many direct flights to Punta Cana from New York, Miami, Chicago, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and even more cities in the United States and Canada.

  4. Do not forget to check if you have to purchase a tourist card or apply for a Dominican visa. If you are a resident of the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom or Germany, you need to purchase a tourist card for sure.

  5. Are you planning to going off the resort? You may need to know how taxi, water taxi or buses work in Punta Cana.

  6. Do you like adventure?Windsurfingkiteboardingparagliding or zip-lining in Punta Cana will raise your adrenaline level.

  7. If you prefer calmer entertainment, you can ride a horsego fishing or lay down on a beach.

  8. After the dark you can experience Dominican nightlife. There are several casinos and night clubs in Punta Cana.

Punta Cana es un destino turístico de renombre a nivel mundial, y el más importante de toda la República Dominicana.

 Ubicado a la parte más Este del país, es una de las localidades de lo que se denomina “La Costa del Coco“, una extensión costera conformada por más de 30 kilómetros de interminables playas paradisíacas. (ver Ubicación  

Cuando usted visita a Punta Cana, experimentará lo mejor del Caribe, algunas de sus playas están “certificadas” por UNESCO como de las 10 mejores playas de todo el planeta, encontrará todo lo que ha imaginado de una playa paradisíaca. 

Con aguas del mar transparente a temperatura ideal para bañar, playas de arenas blancas, enormes cocoteros desfilando en las playas, con un clima tropical típica del Caribe ideal para disfrutar del mar.

Mundialmente se conoce como “Punta Cana” toda la zona, pero en realidad no es así, ya que La Costa del Coco está dividida por varias localidades y con playas de diferentes nombres.

Para un dominicano, Punta Cana no es más que una pequeña localidad al extremo Este, en donde sólo hay algunas edificaciones hoteleras ningún pueblo.

Pero como dijimos, mundialmente se conoce con el nombre Punta Cana toda esta zona turística.

De hecho, los mejores complejos hoteleros se encuentran en la playa Bávaro ó playa Arena Gorda y no en la playa Punta Cana.

Si quiere saber más sobre la historia de Punta Cana, puede ver en éste artículo: Historia de Punta Cana