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Welcome to Punta Cana

Welcome to Punta Cana. Punta Cana is a beach resort town in the Dominican Republic famous for its serene beauty. Punta Cana is situated on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic.

Map of Punta Cana

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Basic Stats

Travel safety rating: 6/10

Targeted groups: No groups found

General Sanitation Rating: 6/10

Food Safety Rating for Foreigners: 5/10

Tourism Infrastructure Rating: 7/10

Fluency in English Rating: 1/10

Languages spoken: Spanish

These stats were collected through general studies by prominent institutions that analyzed Punta Cana's tourism sector. They represent Punta Cana as a whole, not certain parts of the city that are either better or worse-off. These studies were then summarized into a given rating.

Top Attractions

Arena Gorda Beach

Arena Gorda Beach is a white sand beach in Punta Cana and one of the top tourist attractions in the Dominican Republic.

Punta Arena Gorda Beach
Official Website

Bavaro Beach

Bavaro Beach is a white sand beach in Punta Cana that is known for the shops and restaurants that line the shore.

Bavaro Sunrise, Dominican Republic

Hoyo azul

Hoyo azul is a clear-water swimming hole popular with divers.

Hoyo Azul
Official Website

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Punta Cana was founded in 1971, when American businessmen purchased land in the Eastern Dominican Republic. The first hotels were constructed on the land throughout the 1970s. The French resort Club Med opened in Punta Cana in 1978. The city’s first airport was constructed in 1982 to all for easier transport to and from Punta Cana. More improvements to transport infrastructure were made in 2012. Today, approximately one quarter of the Dominican Republic’s GDP is made in Punta Cana and the region has immense influence over the rest of the island.


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Things to know

Keep an eye out for your food, as food poisoning is very common in Punta Cana.

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