Punta Cana Tourism

Punta Cana is the standout celebrity amongst its other Caribbean sisters. It has been discovered and how! By sun seekers, high end resorts and apparently every other beach bum in the world. But, understandably so. The slippery sands are perhaps the softest your skin has ever touched and the aquamarine waters create a dramatic backdrop against the white of the sand.

If you’d only get out of that all-inclusive resort, you’d see that between the relentless developments of the town, there are a plethora of sights that encourage you to explore and wander. Of course, there are the numerous opportunities of water sports and that peachy tan that beckons. But there is also some adventure in store. If you are a fan of the extreme, hike up the Hoyo Azul for some stunning views. Or watch in awe as the waves serenade you at the Punta Espada golf course.

There’s a bit of character hidden in unassuming corners of the city. On your time off from spas and swimming, walk around the town and experience its true glory in the most unexpected places.

Essential travel information and Punta Cana tips for your visit

  • Do stay hydrated if you plan to spend most of your holiday basking in the sun.
  • Most places in Punta Cana let you pay in dollars. Else, you can withdraw local currency from an ATM in the city.
  • Not all beaches have lifeguards on them, so it is best to exercise self-caution while swimming in the ocean.
  • All-inclusive resorts are a good idea if you want to set limits to your budget on your Punta Cana trip.  

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Punta Cana

  • Know the pollution level of Punta Cana before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 81.25 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 81.25 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 93.75 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 93.75 (Very High)
  • How safe is Punta Cana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Punta Cana.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 59.66 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 72.75 (High)
    • Pollution Index 84.48 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.2 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Punta Cana

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.96 USD

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