What is Punta Cana?

Punta Cana is a town in the Dominican Republic's easternmost district. It is located in the Higüey municipality of La Altagracia Province, and it is part of the Veron–Punta Cana municipal region. This district had a population of 43,982 people according to the 2010 census. It is a very beautiful place where you can spend some lovely time. The area is made up of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and balnearios (a Latin American resort town, typically a seaside resort) in front of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Punta Cana is Latin America's second-most popular tourist destination and the Dominican Republic’s most visited tourist destination. Punta Cana also gets more visitors than any other Caribbean city. The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) sits about 3 kilometers inland, on the roadway connecting Higüey and La Romana. This airport welcomes more passengers than the Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo, the country's capital, with 64 percent of all planes arriving in the Dominican Republic. Therefore, Punta Cana is a popular tourist destination, and the region plays an important role in the Dominican Republic's tourism industry.


A Dominican entrepreneur called Frank Rainieri who was in his twenties, and Theodore Kheel, a high-powered New York attorney and labor mediator, teamed together with other investors in the late 1960s to purchase a 58-million square meter lot on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast. The area that is currently known as Punta Cana was once an undeveloped coastal land in the province of La Altagracia. Higüey, the nearest large city at the time, was a 5-hour trip away. The Punta Cana Club, a 40-guest hotel, was their first endeavor. Frank Rainieri then altered the name of the location from Yauya or Punta Borrachos to Punta Cana in early 1970. In 1978, the Paris Mediterranean Club became a partner in the Grupo Punta Cana SA project, which included the construction of a 350-room hotel. The Barceló and Newco Groups afterwards established themselves in the Bavaro area. Rainieri, Frank, and his family.The Hotel Puntacana was erected in 1979, followed by the Punta Cana International Airport in 1984, as well as additional infrastructure such as roadways. The Marina de Punta Cana Resort & Club began development in 1993. Oscar de la Renta, a Dominican designer, and Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer, joined the project in 1996. The first of the residential neighborhood developments began in 2000, and Tortuga Bay opened six years later.

After the hotel construction to the north of Punta Cana surrounding Bávaro beach, Bávaro was designed as a town for the workers of the Punta Cana tourism complex, but after some years, it has been transformed into an important center for tourist services. Hundreds of hotels, including Riu, Iberostar, Be Live Grand Punta Cana, Meliá, Barceló, Palladium, Catalonia, and Baha Prncipe, can be found across the area. Oro at the Hard Rock Hotel, Imagine, and Coco Bongo or Pachá are some of the nightclubs in the vicinity.


Punta Cana is a beach destination, thus many of the trips are near the water. Snorkeling, windsurfing, banana boat rides, speedboats, scuba diving, catamaran cruises, party boats, deep sea fishing, swimming with dolphins and sharks, and snorkeling with stingrays are just a few of the activities one can do on a visit. Land-based excursions such as safari trips, horseback riding, and dune buggies are also available for those who want to experience more of the Dominican countryside.


At Punta Cana, the weather is hot for the majority of the year, with the Northern Tropics receiving the greatest direct sunlight in late summer and autumn. According to the Köppen climate classification, Punta Cana has a tropical wet and dry climate. The weather is mostly stable throughout the year, and has an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit). From May until October, the hot and humid season lasts, with temperatures reaching 35 °C (95 °F) during the day. Temperatures in the evenings are around 20 °C (68 °F) from November to March.

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