Things to do in

Punta Cana

Don't be fooled by the resorts — rainforests, colonial towns, and adrenaline gems are all within arm's reach here.

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Top 7 things to do in Punta Cana

Looking for a tropical paradise where your holiday snaps match the postcards? Then look no further. Punta Cana is the perfect choice for anyone looking for some sun and sand. But if you're looking for some more direction, here are some tips for your stay.

Frequently asked questions about Punta Cana

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Planning Your Visit

  • Where is Punta Cana?

    Punta Cana is on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, and has for a long time been a popular spot for European holiday makers. Now, however, it is now attracting more American tourists.

  • How to get there

    The easiest access is by plane to Punta Cana International Airport. From there, getting to your resort is simple, as most resorts offer transfers from your arrival gate.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    DOP ($ or RD$)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-04:00)
  • Country Code
    1
  • Best time to visit
    The dry season, which offers less rainfall and warm temperatures, runs from March to mid-July. Keep in mind that hurricane season peaks in the area in September and October!

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,875 reviews

What an informative and fun excursion! Rudy was our tour guide and our travel to and from the hotel was (Sexy Pappi) Chris whom was very funny and informative as well! I really appreciated the love and gentleness the guides had and provided the squirrel monkeys! I really developed and great application for the DR and their resources! The directions provided for pick up could’ve been more precise abba accurate! I waited for an hour at one location and on chatting with an agent through the app, I was informed to wait elsewhere which was completely wrong as he provided me correspondence that I assumed was supposed to be emailed to me, that I never received, stated to wait elsewhere at another location at a different time.

- Benjamin and Rafael provided such an amazing experience. Benjamin was so energetic, knowledgeable, and fun throughout our ride. Rafael was a great driver, and had great energy as well. I loved interacting with the monkeys and learning about them. Who knew monkeys have to eat 8x a day? Wow! I thought I had a heavy appetite-lol! This was an incredible time!

I really liked the tour. It is definitely far from being a mass tourism tour as it was only me and the guide. We walked around 5km on partly muddy ways, so make sure you can dealing with your shoes getting dirty ;) I learned about fruits and flowers and also about the living in the Dominican Republic itself.

This two day activity was well worth the money. If you’re thinking about it just book it! You will not regret it I promise. This is a full 12 hours the first day, 7 am to 7 pm depending where you stay. It was so amazing that the day goes by so quick and you don’t even realize it.

What a great experience! Truly had a great time! Benjamin and his staff were entertaining, professional and courteous in many languages! highly recommend this tour! Probably the most beautiful Beach in the Caribbean This guide is a must!