Punta Cana is a tourist destination – resort town in the province of La Altagracia, located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, on the eastern tip of the island of Haiti.
The southeast coast of the Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise sea. An elongated coral reef acts as a natural protection against the surf on this coast. In particular, the almost 50 km long Playa Bavaro, which also includes Playa de Arena Gorda, attracts tourists from all over the world due to its picturesque atmosphere.
Grupo Puntacana manages its tourist complex Puntacana Resort and Club and develops Punta Cana – the construction of schools, hospitals and transport infrastructure, environmental activities. The region best known for its beaches and “resorts” on both the coast of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and has been a very popular tourist destination since the 1970s.
Access : Coordinates: 18.533333, -68.366667 / Punta Cana International Airport, built in 1984, is one of the largest in the Caribbean and the first private international airport in the world. It serves over 50 airlines.
- The name derives from the point of land at the east end of the island (Spanish: Punta) and the Cana palms (Coccothrinax argentea) that grow there.
- Two national parks have been established in the vicinity in recent years: Punta Cana National Park and Saona Island. Famous tourist attractions are for example Dolphin Explorer, the Bavaro Adventure Park, the Manatí Park or the Blue Mall Punta Cana.
- With nearly 2.7 million foreign visitors, Punta Cana was the 44th most visited city in the world in 2017 and ranked third in Latin America.
- beaches : From north to south, the beaches in the Punta Cana region are: Playa de Arena Gorda, Playa Bávaro, Playa Ubero Alto, Playa Macao, Playa de El Cortecito and then south of Cape Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo.
Go next : The province of Monte Plata / San Pedro de Macoris ,This province borders the capital Santo Domingo to the east.