Punta Cana Travel Guide: 448 reviews and 1,068 photos


November 17 to 24, 2008
Covering about 1,100 acres, PUNTA CANA is a region in the south-eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, which occupies two thirds of the Island of Hispaniola and lies in the Caribbean Sea between the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Its western border is shared with Haiti.
Named after a local cape, the region is home to a coastline of beautiful sandy white beaches and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The coastline tends to be mildly windy. I can attest to that, as it was quite windy most of the week we were there.
The Punta Cana La Romana International Airport serves about two million tourists per year. The bus ride from there to our resort was about 35 minutes.
The weather is fairly constant, with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. It was quite hot when we were there, but also very windy and cloudy, with two full days of rain.
Spanish is spoken and the currency is the Dominican Peso (RD) but U.S. dollars are widely accepted.

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  • Last visit to Punta Cana: Nov 2008
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    Punta Cana has been one of my first trip abroad, I still have great memories.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      May 12, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      Punta Cana was a nice experience and has beautiful beaches. Thanks for stopping by.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    Lori, sounds like you and Hans had a great time here. Did you get to enjoy any of the local music? I found your warnings and dangers tips very good and i lit up when you talked about the passion fruit, i haven't had that in so many years (had it in several places growing up)

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    such wonderful vacation !

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    I see you had a fantastic time there! Good for you! ><><><><

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    I had to read this page after seeing Hansi taking it very easy! Bit scary after reading your w/danger tips. I guess you don't grow Passionfruit in Canada, I have a large vine growing here as I love them, especially over icecream.

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    keep an eye on hansi,its hot here in canada i stayed at catalonian

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Nice page! Great information on the all-inclusive resort! It looks like they offer just about anything you might want. The beaches must be spectacular! Everyone would do well to heed your "warnings."

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Lori, fabulous little page with outstanding photos of this well known Dominican place. The passion fruit is indeed very yummy.

  • pure1942's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Hi Lori. Great page. Would love to visit the Dominican Rep. some day. Think I need another trip to the Caribbean...this changable Irish weather is annoying! All the best. Brian

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Very nice and useful page, especially the Warnings and Dangers.


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