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Punta Cana




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Punta Cana

Punta Cana is located in the easternmost region of the Dominican Republic. The name of the stunning resort originates from cane palms common in the area. Punta Cana has been popular as a holiday resort destination among tourists for decades, and no wonder: travelers can enjoy white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and crystal clear waters washing over the 32 km long coastline of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Scape Park
Cap Cana, Punta Cana

Going on an expedition in the Iguabonita Cave, zip-lining from the Farallon Cliff or discovering the renowned natural spring waters of Hoyo Hazul, or even heading to the natural theme park of Scape Park, are all options that offer a wide range of cultural and adventurous activities for everyone. Apart from having close encounters with parrots and monkeys, you can also simply enjoy the Caribbean sun and relax on the white sandy beach of Juanillo. Many options and different tours are available as well free transportation from most hotels of Punta Cana and some restaurants.

Ocean Spa - Dr. Fish
Calle Mare, Bavaro, Punta Cana

If you want to pamper yourself on a well-deserved afternoon of relaxation, try the Ocean Spa. You will board a boat to spend an entire afternoon on, where you'll be able to take advantage of bio-pilates classes, a personalized massage and a fish pedicure. Fresh beverages and snacks are also provided.

Los Corales, Avenida Alemania y Calle Aruba, Punta Cana

After having tried typical Dominican food, try exploring different flavors from Central America and the Caribbean. At Wacamole, you will find authentic Mexican specialties like the world-famous tacos and fajitas, but also dishes inspired by local produce like seafood. In this open-air taqueria, different kinds of pub food are served in a relaxed environment, usually with live music. Accompany your meal with some tequila shots and fruit cocktails to have a complete Mexican dining experience.

Little John
Playa Juanillo, Cap Cana, Punta Cana

On the tiny outdoor terrace of Little John restaurant you can enjoy a great view of the sea while grabbing a quick bite. Classic bar food like pizzas and burgers are served as well as some local specialties of sea food to satisfy everyone. Enjoy your meal in this open-air restaurant on the beach and relax with a fresh cocktail in hand.

Palma Real Shopping Village
Avenida Alemania 57, Punta Cana

This is the premiere shopping destination in Punta Cana that is a must for you if you happen to be into substantial shopping sprees. Between two sunbathing sessions on the beach, you can come here to refresh by looking around clothing shops and other kind of boutiques or even grabbing a bite at one of the village's restaurants.

Plaza Bávaro
Avenida Espana, Punta Cana

Go out and mingle with the locals at Plaza Bávaro. Wander around the shops, search for bargains or get souvenirs to bring home, such as cigars or crafts from local shops, and truly experience where everyday Dominicans do their shopping.

Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana, Carretera Higüey, Punta Cana

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is located in the heart of Punta Cana, only a short shuttle ride from your final destination. Taxis and buses are available at the airport and many resorts supply their guests with personal or group shuttle services.

Passport / Visa

The Dominican Republic allows nationals from eight countries to enter without a visa or a tourist entry tax (previously known as a tourist card, amounting to US$10). These eight countries are Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea and Uruguay. Residents of the United Kingdom and those holding a valid visa to enter Canada, the United States or any European Union country do not require a tourist visa (tourist card) to enter the Dominican Republic. The tourist entry tax of US$10 should be included in the price of the flight ticket. Nationals who aren't in possession of a valid visa for Canada, the United States or any European Union country must obtain a tourist visa which must be done in person at the Dominican Consulate nearest to their place of residence. Nationals from 95 countries can enter the Dominican Republic by paying the tourism entry tax of US$10 which should be already included in the air fare. Alternatively, the tourist card can be obtained at the airport upon arrival at Punta Cana International Airport. Check out the list of the 95 countries. The tourist cards are valid for 30 days from the date of entry. You can apply for a tourist card at a consulate near you, online (www.dgii.gov.do/Paginas/inicio.aspx) or at the airport upon arrival.

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