Travel to Punta Cana and explore the finest beaches in the Caribbean
The resort area of Punta Cana has been attracting tourists for its pristine white sands and crystal clear waters since the 1970s, and with its 100 kilometers (62 miles) of coastline there’s no shortage of stunning beaches to enjoy in this top Dominican Republic destination.
Known for its numerous resorts, many of which are all-inclusive, Punta Cana has long been seen as a place to take an affordable tropical vacation and has been particularly popular with Europeans though North Americans are now catching on too!
When you visit Punta Cana you’ll find an array of amenities; not least in the Bavaro area. Tourism has grown rapidly and with the building of hotels has come the introduction of more retail outlets, fast food venues and fine dining restaurants. You’re never short of things to do when you visit Punta Cana, but if you want a change from the coastline and the tourist-centric areas you can always head inland to the closest city, Higüey, which is about an hour’s drive away.
The fun continues on shore where you can feel exhilarated while zip-lining or experience the fast paced fun of four-wheeling. If you want to experience the history of the Dominican Republic then the capital city, Santa Domingo, is not far away. You can also check out the beauty of the Los Haitises National Park. The provincial capital, Higüey, has a long history; it’s over five hundred years old and is home to the Basilica Catholic Monument which is a good photo opportunity.
Generally if you’re visiting Punta Cana, you can expect to find the smaller beach areas around Bavaro with the more upmarket resorts and golf courses gathered around Punta Cana itself. There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do for any visitors to the Punta Cana area.