Best of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (with Map & Photos)

Punta Cana from A to Z: hotels, beaches, sea, entertainment and excursions. Bright photos and map. Reviews of tourists about Punta Cana.

If somewhere in the world there are bounty-style beaches that have not been cleaned with small rakes, have not sprinkled flour on top, have not rubbed the leaves of palm trees with oil and have not tweaked the colors in Photoshop - then this is Punta Cana. Of course, beauties in bikinis will not always lie here on every hammock, sipping an ice cocktail through a straw. But everything else looks exactly like from TV screens or colorful advertising brochures.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

It is no wonder that this small town with a long coastline, almost entirely built up with low five-star hotels, is so popular with tourists. As a bonus, there are three national parks nearby, mangroves, reptiles, tropical birds, all kinds of underwater animals and perhaps the best fish restaurants in the country. The contingent of local vacationers is entirely family tourists and fans of serene relaxation in the bosom of nature.

How to get to Punta Cana


Punta Cana is a resort on the east coast of the Dominican Republic.

There are no direct regular flights, the only way to get there directly is by charter flights, which are available only as part of package tours.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

Most routes have more than one connection in London, Miami, Düsseldorf, Berlin or Munich. Airberlin, Air France, Aeroflot, British Airways, American Airlines and others fly from the capital. The range of prices is rather big, the most economical option from Delta Air Lines - 1500 USD round trip. One way trip will take more than a day, connections - in Amsterdam and Atlanta. There is a similar route from the Northern capital, however, the flight takes longer (up to 1.5 days), but the prices are slightly lower - 1300 USD... Prices on the page are for July 2021.

Those who plan to travel to the United States with a stopover need to obtain an American visa.
Muscovites can fly faster with Air France - 15 hours, transfer in Paris, tickets will cost from 1400 USD. For Petersburgers, the least time-consuming option is a Condor Airlines flight with a connection in Frankfurt am Main. Travel time - 16-17 hours, prices - from 1700 USD.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

From airport to hotels


The resort's air gate is located in the city center, not far from the coast. Many hotels offer free shuttle service. Buses in Punta Cana are usually packed to capacity, but the fare is low - about 50 DOP. A taxi ride will cost 1200-2500 DOP depending on the distance.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

Punta Cana Districts


The Punta Cana resort stretches along the coast for 60 km, it is conditionally divided into 9 districts. Each of them has its own characteristics that you need to know about when going on vacation.

The center of the region is the town of Punta Cana itself. It is quite small - only a couple of hotels. But it is here that the main transport hubs are located - the airport and intercity bus stops.

Cap Cana is an elite area with appropriate prices and level of service. A series of white beaches with fashionable hotels, green palm trees, swimming pools and spa treatments make your stay calm and serene.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

Opponents of the busy nightlife should pay attention to the beaches of Cabeza de Toro and El Cortesito. The first is famous for its fish restaurants and the Blue Flag, the second for its numerous shops and markets.

All infrastructure is concentrated in Bavaro - a hospital, banks, pharmacies and shops. There are also restaurants and nightclubs, and the local beach is considered one of the best in the entire Dominican Republic. The coast and sea in the Macau area is clean and safe, but there is almost no beach infrastructure.

Punta Cana Accommodation


The resort features hotels from the world's leading hotel chains. The most common are Sol Melia, Paradisus, Barcelo, Princess and Iberostar. Hotels typically consist of two- or three-story buildings and bungalows scattered between lush tropical vegetation and palm trees. Most of these hotels are all inclusive. Moreover, unlike many well-known club systems, in the hotels of Punta Cana, everything is included in the cost of living.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana

The most budget accommodation options in Punta Cana are hostels and guest houses. Price per night - from 900 DOP for a bed in a shared room and from 1400 DOP for a double room, breakfast is usually included in it. For fans of wild recreation, there are campsites in the middle of palm trees - from 750 DOP per tent.

There are few 2 and 3 * hotels for resort hotels, the prices are quite affordable - 950-4500 DOP per night in a double room. The bulk of the hotels are resort "fives" and "fours" - 2000-45,000 DOP for two per day.

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