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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.

Cap Cana

Cap Cana

This secluded getaway is a golfers dream, with courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. But with 5 star hotels, glorious beaches, and an adventure park, there's something for everyone at Cap Cana.

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

A popular tourist destination and docking point for Caribbean cruise ships, Catalina Island is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing on the pristine beaches.

Puntacana Resort and Club
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Puntacana Resort and Club

With everything you could possibly want on site and the fastest resort connection from Punta Cana International Airport, you can start relaxing at Puntacana Resort and Club as soon as you arrive.

Altos de Chavon

Altos de Chavon

The areas' biggest attraction, this re-creation of a medieval European village also hosts huge international music artists and is one stop you don't want to miss on your trip.

Astron

Astron

This famous ship wreck is a favourite diving spot for tourists!

Macao Beach

Macao Beach

One of Punta Cana's best know beaches, and a must visit when in the region!

Punta Cana Ziplines

Punta Cana Ziplines

Feeling adventurous? Why not book onto an adventure zipline tour?

Planning Your Punta Cana 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!

Things to Do in Punta Cana

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Beatiful Day Trip of local history and Saona Island

A long day definitely not for babies and small Children (a lot of alcohol on the catamaran) Tour of Altos de Chavo'n beautiful! Our guide Benjamin was very informative and friendly! The catamaran ride to the Island was a large party with dancing and alcohol. I saw a mother take her children to a different part of the boat. We were nervous with no life jackets. Saona Island and the national park are gorgeous! dinner was average as it has to be shipped earlier. then we left on a large speed boat to a natural pool you can walk with starfish! We all wore Life Jackets and we were very pleased with attention to safety! The starfish and the water is so amazing! I would have given a higher rating except the van was 30 min late picking us up with no notice and we were concerned we missed them and the lounge chairs at Saona were dirty with bird poop! all in all a great experience we loved our Guide Benjamin!

Fantastic experience for the whole family!

Our whole family loved this wonderful meeting with the lovely small monkeys. The excursion was very good, our children still talk about the sweet monkeys...It was obvious that the people working with them cared for them, we had good instructions about being calm and respectful to them. The monkeys lived in a beautiful environment and seemed to be able to live an almost wild life, I appreciated that. Apart from the visit to the monkeys we had another visit where we learned about chocolate, coffee and sugar amd had some nice tasting opportunities. Our guide Manuel was also great and we felt safe in the traffic by driver Andres. Thanks for a wonderful day!!

Punta Cana: Monkey Land Half-Day Safari Reviewed by Anonymous, 01/17/2019

The best tour to Samana! Highly Recommend!

I have been to the DR many times, this is my 4th experience to Samana and this was by far the best tour I have ever taken! Excellent service, organization, guides are superb! Although there was a slight delay during pick up (about 7 minutes) once the bus showed up it was all ok. I will definitely be coming back and bring my family this time! Cayo Levantado island is breathtaking! Props to our guide Joaquin! he is the best of the best!! Thank you GYG for an amazing experience!! See you again next year and please thank your DR supplier for their kind attention to details. I will recommend to all my friends traveling to the island during thi summer!

Excellent, friendly, knowledgeable guide and an eco-friendly company!

The tour guide really made our tour something special. We learned so much about the area, its history, its products and exports, even its health care system. Everyone had a great time, from the youngest on up. An information rich tour like this can be tedious for young kids but this one wasn’t. Plenty to do, plenty to look at, even plenty to touch, not to mention taste. It would have been nice to be able to meet the school kids, but I’m sure that would have been disruptive. We loved being able to buy very local vanilla and cocoa and coffee from the family who produced it. Highly recommended!

Punta Cana Half Day Adventure Tour Reviewed by Kathy, 05/16/2019

Excellent organization, beautiful island

They did really theirs best fulfilling "mission impossible". 60 km in DR is a fortune of time. Organization was perfect. The island is beautiful, the beach is splendid, but there are too many boats near it and it is almost not possible to swim. The trip with the catamaran was a nice party, also the way back with the speed boats and the short stop on the second beach. Same is almost everywhere in DR, so maybe 3 hours bus drive is a time to save ...