Punta Cana is the name of a town and tourism area on the Dominican Republic’s easternmost point. The area, which covers around 420,000m2 (nearly 1,100 acres), is known for its sandy white beaches.
The area is located in the province of La Altagracia, which has a population of 100,000 people and borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is bounded to the north by the beaches of Bávaro and El Cortecito. It also shares boundaries with Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Engao, and Juanillo to the west.
Despite the fact that the region is largely empty, Punta Cana’s closeness to other big resort locations such as Bávaro and Uvero Alto makes the town one of the top Caribbean attractions.
Punta Cana’s high season typically lasts from December through April. Prices for both flights and hotels skyrocket during these months, whereas they plummet throughout the summer and early autumn.
The climate in Punta Cana is tropical. Despite the gentle winds, the ocean in the vicinity is mostly shallow, with various natural marine pools where tourists may swim. With an average temperature of 26°C, the weather is pretty consistent. The warmest season lasts from April through November, with daytime temperatures reaching 32°C. Temperatures in the evenings are approximately 20°C from December to March. Because of the flat terrain, the region receives very little rain. The summer months are often hot and humid. It is recommended that you wear loose-fitting cotton clothes, so pack lightly.
Punta Cana was created as a tourist destination, and tourism currently accounts for 100% of the local income. Pricing are substantially more than in the rest of the Dominican Republic, and prices in the resorts are greater than outside the region (up to 300 percent for postcards, cigars and souvenirs). As a result, several resorts use the approach of scaring their tourists away from stepping outdoors by spreading reports of thefts, murders, and rape. These should be taken with a grain (or pound) of salt; folks are generally nice and helpful. Still, flashy jewelry, fancy devices, or large sums of money are not advised.