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Punta Cana is a tranquil, palm tree filled, exotic and relaxing holiday resort located in the Easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. It is very versatile in the respect that it holds beautiful lake resorts as well as picturesque quiet beaches. It currently holds a population of around 100,000 people and holds many English and Spanish owned hotels and restaurant business making those the two most common languages spoken here. Punta Cana is a highly respected and recommendable place to visit. As the town rests on the coast, its beaches almost look deserted which creates sands and blues seas that are hard to believe even exist.

In Punta Cana, many dishes are very meat based and influenced by Latin America. Spices are used to marinate meats to create many stews and grilled meats. Being close to the coast Punta Cana is one resort in the Dominican that can offer cheap but excellent quality seafood. You will also find handfuls of Westernised restaurants and eateries here to so that you are able to get hold of some of your favourited dishes as well as cheap alcoholic and soft drinks, ice creams and independent day time cafes.

Two of Punta's most loved activities are probably surfing and golfing, which are activities that are well catered for Punta's visitors. One of its most popular beaches is 'Bavaro Beach' which is literally paradise; offering games, luxurious sun loungers, sailing and swimming opportunities al as well as being able to take advantage of its ridiculous beautiful breathtaking views. You could try visiting one of the towns cabaret shows hosted by 'Animacion' who sue bright colours, lots of energy and sparkle to create a show to remember perfect for all of the family. You are also in for a treat here in Punta Cana if you are a nature lover. The Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park is one of Punta Cana's best kept nature reserves which offers the chance to search through its pretty greens in discovery of exotic wildlife and nature.

Location of Punta Cana

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Dominican Peso
  • Time Difference from UK: -4
  • Flight time: London: 9-10 hours
  • When to go: November to April