Punta Cana is the name of a region in the eastern end of the Dominican Republic. Located in the province of La Altagracia and with a population estimated at 100,000 inhabitants, the region borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east. To the north, it borders the beaches of Bavaro and El Cortecito. It also borders Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Deception and further west with Juanillo. The popularity of the city has also increased due to its proximity to other major Caribbean resort points like Uvero Alto and Bavaro.

Luxurious hotels, magnificent stretches of sand, world class golf courses; these are just some of the things that make Punta Cana excellent beach destination.

It not only the beaches that will delight you while you visit Punta Cana. The natural riches that you will find there also have exciting attractions that will make your stay here truly memorable.

Excursions around the area

One of the parks of outstanding interest is the Ecological Park of Indigenous Eyes. The park, home to over 500 species of exotic plants and 11 natural lagoons, can found at the southern tip of Punta Cana. For more wildlife adventure, head to another park called “Manati Park”. There, a wide range of animals such as reptiles, tropical birds, horses can observed and admired.

Fun Cueva, which is the largest cave in the Dominican Republic, is also located in Punta Cana. Exploring this cave there is quite the adventure, as there is also a 4.5-mile long river flowing within it.

Another fascinating detail about the cave is the display of old paintings on its walls. The route is as follows: you must go to “Los Haitises” National Park. Wait to ride a horse and descend 55 feet to the entrance of the cave.

Going on Excursions is a great way to see and experience the raw environment of Punta Cana. Most excursions inside make use of four wheel drive vehicles or Jeep safaris to take you deep into the rainforests.

River tubing and horseback riding along deserted beaches are also some of the popular hiking options that are ideal for those who love the outdoors.

For a history lesson, stop by the “Casa Museo de Ponce de León”. The museum was originally the home built by the famous explorer 500 years ago. If you make your appearance to Altos de Chavón, you will get to witness local artists and artisans at work in workshops and studios.

Altos de Chavón also houses an archaeological museum, a huge amphitheatre that can house thousands and numerous galleries and restaurants. Other interesting attractions are Blue Hole, which is a deep path, La Cana and Punta Espada, which are the main golf destinations.

The busiest time in Punta Cana is from December to April. This is the winter weather in North America and many people tend to travel to the Dominican Republic to get a break from the cold and snow. Due to the high flow of tourists, hotel and air costs increase exponentially during this period. If you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, plan your visit during the summer or early fall.

In terms of accommodation, it will not be difficult to find something suitable for your needs and preferences. With more than 35,000 hotel rooms, there are plenty of options for every budget.