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Built in the traditional Dominican style, the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) has open air terminals with palm cana leaves for roofs. It is a privately owned commercial airport in the eastern Dominican Republic of Punta Cana.

 

The main gateway into Punta Cana, the airport receives flights from around the world daily, and is located about 30 minutes away from most resorts and hotels. It is the second busiest airport in the Caribbean and busiest in the Dominican Republic. The airport has two terminals; one international and the other, domestic. Transit from the airport into the city is by bus, rental cars and taxis. 

Quick facts about Punta Cana

Car rent

from $ 10.75 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 17 per night

Currency

DOP
Dominican Peso
Reference average prices in Punta Cana

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 6

🍕Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 36

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 2.50

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 0.79

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 397

Best time to visit Punta Cana

The best time to explore the city
March to May, when it is less crowded.
Prices
Hotels from $17
Temperature
Punta Cana is coldest in January at 25°C and hottest in June when average temperature is 28°C and the most daily sunshine is at 10 hours in August.
Precipitation
Average annual rainfall for Punta Cana is 1112 mm with October having the highest rainfall at 152.1mm. February and March are the driest months, with the lowest rainfall at 54.2mm.

The weather

Punta Cana has warm weather all year round.

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Known for its beautiful clear waters and 32km stretch of beaches, from northern Uvero Alto to Cap Cana in the south.

Punta Cana sits on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. It is combined with the Bávaro area to form the the Coconut Coast, also known as La Costa del Coco.

 

This area, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, consists of luxurious all-inclusive resorts and water sports like windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and also known for zip-lining.

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Things to do in Punta Cana

A great location for a couple only or family vacation, Punta Cana is popular for great golfing, spectacular beaches and upscale hotels and resorts. Visitors to the city enjoy water adventures, scenic beach views, delicious foods and total relaxation.

A vacation destination, Punta Cana also has championship golf courses for golf lovers and limitless opportunities for entertainment. From fishing, to scuba diving and romantic beachfront escapes, Punta Cana offers a lot to anyone looking for the perfect holiday.

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Isla Saona

You can find fabulous untouched beaches at Isla Saona, which is located just off the coast of Punta Cana. This government-protected nature reserve consists of magnificent palm trees and white, sandy beaches. It is a refreshing escape from the touristy Bávaro, and there are quite a number of tour packages with a ferry ride to Isla Saona for a day.

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Aquatic Adventures

Punta Cana offers numerous dive sites for snorkelling and scuba diving. With several paid aquatic tours, you can leave your hotel for hours on end, on catamarans, visiting each site and experiencing some of the best snorkelling in Punta Cana.

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Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park

This park is home to the untouched parts of Punta Cana. A private protected nature reserve, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park is maintained by the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation. Activities at the park include a petting zoo, cultural exhibits, an iguana habitat, a horseback trail ride, Segway tour, and up to five swimming holes. The park is open to members of the PUNTACANA community and the PUNTACANA Resort and Club nearby.

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ChocoMuseo Punta Cana

All chocolate lovers should head over to ChocoMuseo to learn how their delight is produced. Located in multiple parts of the Caribbean and South America ChocoMuseo can be found by the Don Lucas’ Cigar Factory, in Bávaro. Activities here include sampling a variety of chocolate products, visit to the museum’s factory, a chance to attend a chocolate making workshop, and a gift shop for shopping.

Punta Cana Cuisine​

Food lovers will thoroughly enjoy the comfort food that the Dominican Republic offers. Being a tri-creole cultural country, its food is evidence of a cultural melting pot; rich and delicious, it would be sinful to leave without trying a few.

Guests can try Locrian, which is similar to paella but can be combined with vegetables and different types of seafood, or prepared with chicken or beef. There is also the delicious beef stew, sanchocoIt which is a popular Dominican cuisine prepared with numerous ingredients. The Bandera, is the most popular Dominican dish, consisting of cooked beans, meat and white rice served alongside a salad and fried plantains. The beef can be replaced with pork or chicken.

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