Rating Low Key But Safe
Beaches No gay beach. This area probably has the nicest beaches on the island.
Nightlife Nightlife is confined almost exclusively to the resort.
Best For Those looking for superb beaches, calm water and a very resort-based holiday.
  • Punta Cana is popular with Europeans, particular Spaniards and many of the hotel chains are Spanish owned and operated.
  • Punta Cana is a bit of an artificial creation and is all about the beach, so don't expect to find a quaint, local town to explore.
  • Because most of the resorts here are all-inclusive, be prepared for security guards to stop you from accessing the beach at resorts where you are not a guest.
  • Punta Cana is a favourite wedding and honeymoon destination. Honeymooners tend to go for the adults-only resorts.
  • Like most other destinations in the Dominican Republic, flights into Punta Cana are combined with resorts not only in the Punta Cana area but throughout the island - even as far away as Santo Domingo. So always check the location of your resort before booking to ensure to you don't end up in another area altogether.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.